After making the unprecedented decision on 18 March not to present youtheatre’s ‘Beasts and Beauties’ to an audience, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we decided to film a dress rehearsal performance of the piece for the first time.

We are so excited to be able to share with you, in eight parts, Carol Anne Duffy’s european tales, dramatised by Melly Still and Tim Supple.

We hope you enjoy the performances from our 15 talented cast members! Each section of the show will be up for one week only, so make sure to watch before it disappears!




Maywa Ballu, Lottie Bates, Gabriel Carter, Joseph Clarke, Lola Davey, Tifany Gabor, Gen Hargreaves, Jack Humphries, Julia Majewska, Tsipporah Munro, Dante Nardone, Kimberley Noel, Joshua Scott, Clara Sheppard, Hettie Young


Maywa Ballu, Gen Hargreaves, Tsipporah Munro, Dante Nardone, Joshua Scott


Directed by Hettie Duncan and Nicole Twinam / Lighting Design by Steven Laffoley-Edwards / Lighting and Sound Operation by Jason Kenyon and Jordi Sunier

Eight Tales from Europe adapted by: CAROL ANN DUFFY

Dramatised by: MELLY STILL and TIM SUPPLE


Join Jersey Arts Centre’s youtheatre in a world of magic, murder, mystery and myth as they present eight classic folk tales from around Europe.

From well-known tales such as Beauty and the Beast and The Emperor’s New Clothes, to the more unusual stories of The Juniper Tree and The Three Wishes, this collection of stories is sure to delight and entertain.

You may think you know these folk tales…but expect the unexpected!

Copyright: Carol Ann Duffy.

Reproduced by permission of the author c/o Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd, 20 Powis Mews, London W11 1JN