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The first real piece of rubbish theatre

PUBLISHED: 16:36 14 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:11 02 July 2010

Director Marcia Carr among her players, costumes and set

Director Marcia Carr among her players, costumes and set

THE BROADWAY youth theatre is bringing an exciting and informative new play to the stage. It is the story of The Adventures of Poverty Bay - The Day the Fish Ran Out! Their show deals with issues surrounding the importance of recycling and sends the messa

THE BROADWAY youth theatre is bringing an exciting and informative new play to the stage.

It is the story of The Adventures of Poverty Bay - The Day the Fish Ran Out!

Their show deals with issues surrounding the importance of recycling and sends the message that it is down to each individual to help protect the environment.

THE POST is so impressed by the dedication of all the youngsters involved that we are awarding them our Going Green Campaign certificate.

This totally imaginative and original play was created under the innovative eye of their director, Marcia Carr.

Everything from the props and scenery right down to the costumes are made from recycled materials like cans, plastic, paper, cardboard and bottles.

Speaking about the youngsters who are taking part, Marcia said: "The kids really embraced the idea about a family of fishermen who fish the town dry.

"I wanted the children to see what the consequences are of damaging the environment and that even one person can make a difference.

"They bring in so many great things from their homes and their neighbours and friends to help build the scenery and make the costumes.

"I ask them to think when they are about to throw something away and ask themselves "could this be part of the show?""

Marcia adapted the play herself from a book she read long before she started working with the youth theatre in Barking.

She is constantly looking for ways to get children interested in theatre and welcomes their input.

Speaking about her love of working in youth theatre, she said: "I think about creative theatre all the time and what could be an inspiration for these kids."

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