Youth shining bright on stage

Youth shining bright on stage

On Friday, I will be attending the opening night for ‘God of Carnage’, the latest production to be put on by the Maitland Repertory Theatre. I have always loved the theatre and I think we are very lucky here in Maitland to have such a talented group of people putting on shows like this one.What has really excited me over the last couple of years though, is the spike of young actors performing in Maitland Repetory Theatre productions. They have been able to pull in big crowds and it is great to see so many shows sell out on a regular basis.

If you take this new show as an example, we’ve got a young director, 17 year old Matthew Collins. For Maitland Repertory to embrace that youth, and foster the creativity is a wonderful thing. The cast for this show is full of young people as well so it’s definitely one I’m excited to see. If you are interested in tickets go to

Lawes Street Shred

On a different youth front, I was pleased to hear about Lawes Street Shred, which is happening this weekend and will mark the official opening of the East Maitland skate park facility.

I visted the skate park earlier this week and was really impressed with it. Talking to a few young people there, it was great to hear how happy they were with the park.

Lawes Street Shred will feature competitions, prizes, music and loads of entertainment so if you’re around Maitland I recommend you stop by between 10.00am and 4.00pm.