We are delighted to announce our next show
24 - 26 June 2022
24 - 26 June 2022
We are a youth theatre group based in Ingatestone, Essex. We make it possible for young people to get together to stage popular musicals in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.
Young Expressions perform musical theatre productions twice each year – a pantomime at Christmas and a musical in the summer. Our shows take place at the Ingatestone and Fryerning Community Association hall, on their well equipped stage.
The group is run and managed by a committee of parents who give their time to make sure this unique group and opportunity is available for our children. We bring in people to direct and produce the shows and, although we are not a drama school, our cast members learn from these people and from each other.
The whole idea of Young Expressions is for cast members to have fun and the chance to do something different, although it does help with confidence.
We welcome new members between the ages of 8 and 14. If you are interested in joining Young Expressions please send an email to email@example.com or use the “contact us“ link. Please provide your name, address, telephone number and the name plus date of birth of the child wishing to join the group - children younger than 8 can still be put on the waiting list and we will contact you when they are old enough to join. Once we receive your email we will contact you.
2022 NODA Award Winner
We are delighted to announce that our 2021 pantomime "Adventure in Pantoland" was nominated for no less than three NODA East district 10 awards. We're very pleased and proud to report that Sophie Finlay won the Best Young Performer award for her amazing performance as Poison Ivy. Congratulations also goes to the rest of our wonderful young cast for creating a brilliant show and for the other two well deserved nominations.
2020 NODA Award
Congratulations to Jorji Mersey who has won the NODA East District 10 "Best Young Performer" award for 2019 for his performances in Hairspray Jr (Link Larkin) and Alice in Wonderland (White Rabbit). This recognition of Jorji's talent is very well deserved and the award was presented at the NODA East Gala Awards ceremony on Sunday 8th March 2020.
2020 NODA Nomination
We were thrilled when our production of Alice in Wonderland was nominated for the NODA East District 10 Best Pantomime of 2019. Although we didn't win we were delighted to hear that our friends IMOG were the deserved winners of the award for their production of Aladdin. Congratulations to them!
2019 NODA Nomination
Our 2018 production of Bugsy Malone was nominated for Best Youth Production 2018 in the NODA East District 10 region. The national awards ceremony was held in Kettering on Sunday 12th May 2019. Unfortunately we didn't win the award but well done to everyone involved for the nomination.
2017 NODA Nomination
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Young Expressions who were nominated for the NODA East District 10 Best Youth Production and Stagecoach Cup for their June 2016 production of Honk! Jr. We had great fun at the awards ceremony on 9th April but unfortunately we didn't win the award on this occasion.
2016 NODA Nomination
Young Expressions was nominated for an award for Best Youth Production for Annie Jr, by NODA East district 10. Unfortunately we didn't win on this occasion but congratulations to the cast and production team who were nominated.
2015 NODA Nomination
Our 2014 Summer production, The Wizard of Oz was nominated for the NODA district 8, Youth Production and Stagecoach Cup. We didn’t succeed, but Young Expressions got a big cheer at the awards ceremony!
2014 NODA Award Nominations
Young Expressions was nominated for two of NODA district 8 awards. These were Best Musical Performance (for Joseph) and Best Pantomime (for Snow White). The awards took place on 27th April 2014. Unfortunately there were no wins but we are very proud of the whole cast and everyone who were involved in helping us stage such a good production. Rebecca Craythorne was nominated for Best Young Performer 2013 for her portrayal of Ali Baba, and guess what, SHE WON!!!!!
2011 NODA Award Winning Pantomime.
We were thrilled when Young Expressions Treasure Island was announced as the winner of NODA District 8 best pantomime of 2011. This is even more impressive when you realise that we were nominated along with adult groups. We are all so very proud of the children and this is a well deserved accolade.