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Chelmsford Young Generation is a music and drama society (charity registered) for young people aged 8 to 18, established in 1968. Boys and girls work with professional directors to perform two shows each year at the Civic Theatre and the Cramphorn Theatre in Chelmsford.

The fact that Young Gen work with professional directors allied with the hard work and dedication from the young people on stage and the myriad of volunteers who help out with the many aspects of putting on a great show, from the wardrobe department through to the set builders and backstage crew, allows the society to produce performances of the highest calibre.

Being a member of Young Gen gives young people an extremely wide range of life skills. Working as part of a dedicated team of people of all ages from diverse backgrounds, gives the “Young Genners” a unique opportunity to grow in confidence on an individual basis as well as being part of a group that strives, not only to put on tremendous shows but to have fun and develop new skills while doing so.

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Chelmsford Young Generation present Ghost The Musical School Edition – Monday, 27th April to Saturday, 2nd May 2020 at The Cramphorn Theatre Chelmsford. Box Office 01245 606 505. Tickets are on sale now.

Congratulations Young Gen!

And the NODA East award for ‘Best Youth Production 2018’ goes to……Chelmsford Young Gen, for Les Miserables.
Huge congratulations go to both red and black casts, 🎬 (Jimmy Hooper) Assistant 🎬(Jill Burtenshaw & Robyn Gowers) 🎼 (Bryan Cass) and everyone involved behind the scenes at Young Gen, we couldn’t have done it without your support!
Thanks also to Liv Khattar and Millie Parsons for collecting the award, with our NODA East District 8 rep, Christine Davidson.

Congratulations Bethany on the Director’s Award