Grantham youth theatre group to perform poignant play about cancer

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A Grantham youth theatre group will put on a poignant performance this week about the affects of cancer on a young person.

Perfact Youth Theatre, set up by Fiona Kimberley-Pope in 2000, will perform Limbo Land at ChristChurch Hall in Finkin Street on Friday and Saturday. The play is about a young girl who is diagnosed with cancer.

The group consists of youngsters, of a range of ages and ability, who have worked on developing a story which explores how the girl, her family and friends cope.

Fiona said: “It’s particularly poignant for our group as we helped raise money for KGGS student Kayti Spargo who got the all clear last year and even more impressive is the bravery and commitment from one of our members 13-year-old James Farrant who lost his older brother four years ago. We will be dedicating the show to Simon’s memory.

“It’s been a challenge of a show as it tackles many sensitive issues and myself and Amy have had many a lump in our throats. I cannot say how well and resilient the group have tackled the subject.”

The evening starts with guest appearances from local music groups followed by Limbo Land and then some films made by the group with the professional help of film maker Callum Burn, director of Tin Hat Production, which is making its first feature film, Our Shining Sword.

Tickets for the performances on Friday and Saturday will be available on the door. Performances start at 7pm and tickets cost £6 (£3 concessions).