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Act One: The Mermaid that Saved the Cow

Plastic pollution, a river, a mermaid and a cow: welcome to Act One’s summer project

On Sunday 7 July, Act One shared its work so far on The Mermaid that Saved the Cow, a piece of original musical theatre that will now be developed into a full length musical by the Brent Youth Theatre, based in Wembley.

This collaborative project uses movement and music to tell the true story of Lindsey Cole, who saved a stricken cow from drowning during a 200-mile Thames swim to raise awareness of single use plastic pollution.

An invited audience was thrilled to see this work in progress (and the single use plastic involved in the making of this original piece of theatre is destined to be reused in the evolving production).

Get on stage with WCTT’s Young Actors Company

Would you like to star in a production like The Mermaid that Saved the Cow?

If you’re aged between 11-19 and live in Merton or the surrounding area, you can apply now to audition for a place in our youth theatre.

You’ll work with professional writers and directors and rehearse at New Wimbledon Theatre every Sunday in term time.

We are one of the most affordable youth theatres in London and offer bursary places through our Open Door scheme, designed to ensure the Young Actors Company is inclusive.

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2019 and auditions take place on 8 September.

Download an application form now or to find out more, please contact us at: mail@wctt.org.uk