Westward Ho! Youth Theatre was founded in January 2005 and rehearses every Saturday afternoon.

All the children in our group participate in every show and everyone has a part to play. We carry out auditions for our shows, and currently have a list of children waiting to start in September.

Some of our children have moved on to or also perform with Barnstaple's Young generation, Westward Ho! Follies, North Devon All Starz and The Musical Comedy Society.

Our production team and staff include:

  Irene Baxter  Child Protection Officer and Secretary
  George Baxter  Show Coordinator
  Lucy Bowser  Musical Director
  Mel Braund  Stage Manager
  Ferenc Droppa  Chair
  Jocelyn Droppa  Publicity Officer
  Hannah Gould  Sound
  Holly Kauffman-Hill  Props
  Jo Kauffman-Hill  Chaperone / Props
  Lynne Malone  Choreographer
  Stacey Slade  Treasurer
  Sally Stirzaker  Community Liaison Officer


We also have many parents and previous members who help during the rehearsals and backstage for the shows.