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Stars of television and theatre will join a local chorus for a ground-breaking production coming to Chester this April.

Written by Stephanie Dale, The Lost Boy highlights the plight of young refugees in today’s uncertain world.
It is a story of innocence, of fear of the unknown and ultimately a magical tale of acceptance.
Artistic director Matt Baker, who won an award for his outstanding contribution to the arts in Cheshire, composed the original score.

He said: “We are absolutely thrilled with our cast. We have four exceptionally talented actors with impressive theatre and television credits to their names.
“Our title role will be played by Andre Costin who has just finished performing in The Kite Runner in London. He is the perfect choice for this challenging part, but I know audiences will be enthralled.”


Joining Costin on stage are Jonathan Markwood who starred in Eastenders, Victoria Brazier from Coronation Street and Jill McAusland of Call the Midwife.

The play will be performed by Theatre in the Quarter and directed by Kate McGregor, whose recent work include Moira Buffini’s Gabrielle starring Paul McGann. The production company has partnered with City of Sanctuary, a national charity that supports people who are escaping persecution, torture or warfare in their own countries. It has also worked alongside two young asylum seekers, hearing their first-hand accounts of fleeing their own countries and how they have coped with their new lives in the UK.
Excerpts from their personal accounts will be used in the stage show.


Theatre in the Quarter will be touring secondary schools in March and April, offering in-depth workshops to teenagers based around the subject. The workshops will include a film that highlights the difficulties that many refugees and asylum seekers face with footage from the two young asylum seekers.


The Lost Boy runs from April 21 to May 7 at St Mary’s Creative Space in Chester.


Tickets are available here or by calling 07854 550549.
More information can be found by visiting Theatre in the Quarter’s Facebook page

Latest News

Stars of television and theatre will join a local chorus for a ground-breaking production coming to Chester this April.

Written by Stephanie Dale, The Lost Boy highlights the plight of young refugees in today’s uncertain world.
It is a story of innocence, of fear of the unknown and ultimately a magical tale of acceptance.
Artistic director Matt Baker, who won an award for his outstanding contribution to the arts in Cheshire, composed the original score.

He said: “We are absolutely thrilled with our cast. We have four exceptionally talented actors with impressive theatre and television credits to their names.
“Our title role will be played by Andre Costin who has just finished performing in The Kite Runner in London. He is the perfect choice for this challenging part, but I know audiences will be enthralled.”


Joining Costin on stage are Jonathan Markwood who starred in Eastenders, Victoria Brazier from Coronation Street and Jill McAusland of Call the Midwife.

The play will be performed by Theatre in the Quarter and directed by Kate McGregor, whose recent work include Moira Buffini’s Gabrielle starring Paul McGann. The production company has partnered with City of Sanctuary, a national charity that supports people who are escaping persecution, torture or warfare in their own countries. It has also worked alongside two young asylum seekers, hearing their first-hand accounts of fleeing their own countries and how they have coped with their new lives in the UK.
Excerpts from their personal accounts will be used in the stage show.


Theatre in the Quarter will be touring secondary schools in March and April, offering in-depth workshops to teenagers based around the subject. The workshops will include a film that highlights the difficulties that many refugees and asylum seekers face with footage from the two young asylum seekers.


The Lost Boy runs from April 21 to May 7 at St Mary’s Creative Space in Chester.


Tickets are available here or by calling 07854 550549.
More information can be found by visiting Theatre in the Quarter’s Facebook page

Welcome to Theatre in the Quarter

transforming lives through theatre

Theatre in the Quarter is a leading creator of new and quality music theatre, producing work with professional artists and communities, and in doing so making a lasting contribution to all those involved.

Its original productions draw inspiration from the lives and experiences of the people with whom it works. It creates work in exciting places - from cathedrals to railway stations, palaces to village halls. The company’s work is supported primarily by Arts Council England and Cheshire West and Chester Council. Theatre in The Quarter also works with other arts organisations to make exciting projects happen.

Category: Community Performing Arts

Winner: Best Days of our Lives

With children working alongside professional artists, Best Days of Our Lives was performed at Chester Cathedral and told the story of “growing up and going to school in Blacon”. The project was collaboration between Homegrown Dance Theatre, Theatre in the Quarter and Dee Video, in association with Blacon schools and the Blacon Education Village (BEV).

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Told through the eyes of a nine year old boy and his parents, ‘A story about George’ highlights the impact that leading theatre company Theatre in the Quarter has had on this little boy's life and his hopes and dreams for a better future.

Ten years of Theatre in the Quarter.
A decade of our work in less than a minute!

TRANSFORMING REAL LIVES

for the WHOLE community

across ALL age groups

the story so far…

25 original productions
18 young peoples plays
6 collaborations
75 artists and actors
hundreds of adults
thousands of children
• over
200 workshops
5-star national review
What you are doing is totally outstanding.
David Briggs, MBE, KStJ Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire

…want to help?

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BRINGING TOGETHER

Youth and Experience

Inspiration and Performance

Theatre and Community

Young People and Community

A vibrant core to the company’s work is its theatre programmes for young people.
These include three year-round groups:

JIGSAW
creative music theatre group for 7-12 year olds

QUARTZ
vibrant and dynamic youth theatre for 13+ year olds

REWIND
an innovative theatre and movement group for the young people of Blacon
(co-delivered with Cheshire Dance)

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Theatre in the Quarter also runs exciting SUMMER THEATRE SCHOOLS at St Mary’s Creative Space in Chester.

For adults who wish to sing, perform or play instruments there is the TiQ CHORUS, which is run alongside our various theatre productions.

Saint Mary’s Creative Space

Our go-to venue for workshops, rehearsals and performances, Saint Mary’s Creative Space is a fantastic building in the heart of Chester. See the St Mary’s What’s On page HERE for details of all of their up-coming events, including our own.

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Theatre in the Quarter is a registered charity

Charity Number 1129316

2 St Mary's Hill, Chester, CH1 2DW

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