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Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th November 2024



The award-winning Young Gen return to Chelmsford Theatre bringing to the stage this Broadway and West End smash hit musical!

Based on T.S. Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ the show is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard alive with many feline characters including, Rum Tum Tugger, Mr Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks. The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night each year for the Jellicle Ball. They tell their stories to their wise leader Old Dueteronomy who must choose one of the cats to be
reborn into a new Jellicle Life. The magnificent musical score, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber includes the hit song ‘Memory’. Cats is a brilliant song and dance spectacular not to be missed!


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

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.

Our Previous Shows


The award-winning Young Gen returned to the Chelmsford Theatre to the stage this West End smash hit musical!

This is a story of Jamie New, a sixteen-year-old from Sheffield.  Jamie feels that he doesn’t quite fit in, Jamie overcomes adversity, beats the school bullies, and realises his dream. 

This heartwarming, funny and touchign musical with a brilliant score, celebrates diversity, self-acceptance and inclusion.


Chelmsford’s local amateur theatre and drama group, Young Gen, returned to Chelmsford Theatre with the colourful and captivating musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Appealing to all ages, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s biblical tale of Joseph, the favourite son of Jacob sold into slavery by his eleven jealous brothers, remains an uplifting must-see show which is both timely and timeless.

View Past Shows to see our reviews and a selection of photographs from our previous performances.


Where You Can Find Us

Young Gen HQ
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