2016 is already shaping up to be an action-packed year for Laois Youth Theatre.
The junior members are currently busy rehearsing Don't Shoot the Messenger, by John Morton.
The play tells of a landscape where all the adults have disappeared, where The Messenger can only find four different families of children left, each with access to different, important things.
The Messenger needs to find a way to get everyone working together so they can survive the next winter, but to make her plan work, she'll have to tell a white lie...
Meanwhile the older members of the youth theatre are embarking upon a series of writing workshops with playwright and theatre-maker, Michelle Read.
Michelle will be facilitating Laois Youth Theatre in writing pieces for performance and helping with the script development of same.
Don't Shoot the Messenger and the performance pieces generated from the writing workshops will both be presented in the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Saturday, May 21.