Rising Stars Youth Theatre 

RS is a theatre group open to young people aged 13-25. The group perform a wide range of shows from musicals, pantomimes and variety performances. Some of their previous shows include: ‘Oliver!’, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘Back to the 80s’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Grease’. 

All the shows are self-funded through fundraising events such as Quiz Nights and Race Nights allowing the performers to experience the highest quality theatre experience possible.

Alex Downer directs the shows accompanied by Kate Downer’s choreography. Through years of belonging to local theatre groups, they aim to provide more than just a performing arts group but a wider experience in the community. The group is tight-knit and friendly advocating the team effort that must go into performing.

Most shows are accompanied by a professional band that Adam Blosse conducts. Adam is joined as Musical Director by Oliver Downer who takes on responsibility in teaching the vocal lines to the cast. Their versatile musical backgrounds ensure that they provide a high standard of musical performance. 

Other members of the creative team include Poppy Squibb, Hannah Burgess, Georgia Filgate and Caitlin-Rose Harnett.

The production elements of the shows including the sound and lighting are fully equipped and PAT tested by officials. All adults involved in RS are DBS checked and a First Aider is always present. 


Peartree United Reformed Church Hall, Bridge Road, Woolston SO19 7GU.