Four drama students from a Chester theatre company are taking part in an international theatre festival this week.
Tessa Jones, Olivia McNee and Kirsty Ritchie, all 15, and Jenny Dewhirst, 16 are in Porthleven in Cornwall for the International Youth Theatre Festival (PIYTF) 2013, run by the International Student Theatre Association (ISTA).
All four are members of Jigsaw Music Theatre Company, the youth arm of Theatre in the Quarter. Former Jigsaw student Jessyca Baker and drama teacher Millie Garrett are also attending the festival.
Artistic director Matt Baker said: “The ethos of creative theatre-making at ISTA is closely aligned to the exciting way in which our Chester students work and so these course offer a broadening of the experiences for these young people and an opportunity to work with artists and peers from across the UK and beyond.”
The young actors join students from China, Belgium, Korea Azerbaijan, Cornwall, Northamptonshire and Scotland for four-days of intensive workshops.
Titled The Fisher and The Fish, the festival takes place in a marquee on the Harbour Head in Porthleven and it is the fourth year that students from Jigsaw have attended.
It is supported by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall.