ACTORS are wanted to tell a new Chester tale.

Young people keen to sample the professional world of theatre have the opportunity to take part in an exciting summer project with Chester’s professional theatre company, Theatre in the Quarter.

Described as a midsummer night’s tale of lovers, buskers and Romans, the original musical play Where The Wild Thyme Blows has been written by playwright Helen Newall with music by the company’s artistic director Matt Baker. Ally Cutler will direct.

The project has been made possible by a grant from Arts Council England and support from Cheshire West and Chester council.

Previous young people’s projects by Theatre in the Quarter include Some Sunny Day and Sweet Sixteen by Helen Newall, Garden Lane The Musical by Rob Edmonds and a film project about King James I last year.

Matt Baker is looking forward to recruiting a dedicated team of young actors, aged 16-24. He said: “Where the Wild Thyme Blows will be a very exciting Chester twist to Shakespeare’s much loved tale.

“Expect all the charm of the original with an added heartbeat of 21st century energy, blended together with the most gleeful music.”

The play will be performed at The Forum Studio Theatre from August 23-25 and a full-time three week workshop will commence on Monday, August 8.

Any young person interested in the project should contact Julie Elston at