LARGS Youth Theatre is looking ahead to a busy year as it celebrates its 20th birthday with a huge party of past and present members.

The organisation, which has welcomed thousands of youngsters through its doors over the two decades, was founded by Andrew McGregor, Marianne Yeomans and Johann MacDougall.

The youth theatre is hosting an extravaganza on February 10, with all proceeds going to Alara’s Little Legs fundraiser to help the family with aftercare after the drive broke its £80,000 target.

A spokesperson said: “This is a very special year and we wanted to celebrate in the best way with a huge free party.

“However we decided to try and raise a wee bit of money for Alara as her brothers and sister all went to LYT.

“Her sister was in Matilda last year and her siblings have all come through our doors, so it really is the least we can do.

“It’s going to be a great night with past and present members there from years gone by, alongside all the tutors and helpers.”

The group has enjoyed many highlights over the past 20 years, most recently winning an award for their work at the MTI junior performance festival in Birmingham in 2021.

The group bounced back from the pandemic with its smash-hit production of Matilda last year - and has even bigger plans for its anniversary year ahead.

The spokesperson added: “We have secured the rights to Frozen Jr this year, which is amazing as it has only just been released.

“It has not been performed anywhere else yet so it really will be a show worth seeing.

“All of our classes are back running now and we are relaunching the Trinity exams, which members can take part in.

“The arts scene in the town is so strong at the minute and it's great that it is so healthy during such a big year for us."

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