A local drama group from South West London are excitedly getting ready to perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

The WCTT Young Actors Company based in Wimbledon is completely free to join and welcomes all young people aged 11-19 who live and go to school in the London Borough of Merton. They offer the chance to learn, achieve and have fun through drama.

The YAC gives children the possibility to work with professional directors and singers and to perform on an amazing stage whilst gaining social skills and confidence. They are able to provide this with the generous support of donors, funders and YAC parents.

Since September this year, the company have organised two charity events, a film star fancy dress sponsored walk which raised over £1,000.00 and a quiz night enabling free youth theatre.

Thames Tales will be performed by Act Two of the YAC (school year 9-10) with a major co-production in conjunction with Merton Music Foundation on 20th March 2019.

I spoke to Abigail Conlan, a YAC performer who said "I love YAC so much. It has boosted my confidence and I have made many friends here. Performing at the Royal Albert Hall is nerve wracking, however I can't wait as it is something I would like to pursue in the future".

I also spoke to a grandparent of a YAC performer, Christine Harris, who said "My grand-daughter is really enjoying herself. I cannot wait to see all her hard work pay off when she performs next year".

Good luck to all of Act Two. Break a leg!