Guest Blog Post - British Youth Music Theatre

This week Ministry of Truth, an innovative and thought-provoking dance show is coming to the Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth!

How far are you willing to go to find the truth? A vivid and boundary-pushing production features a genre-bending original new score and powerful movement.

Ministry of Truth, a new bold dance show which is part of British Youth Music Theatre’s Dance Connection series, will be performed on 13-14 August at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Writer, Director and Choreographer Rachel Birch-Lawson says: “Ministry of Truth will be a hard-hitting show about grief, censorship, and manipulation. We'll explore these topical themes through voice, movement, and song - and a little bit of mystery. With the shadowy and sinister Ministry of Truth watching everything, how do we know what is true and who to trust?”

Rachel has been collaborating with BYMT since 2014 and her breath-taking dance shows were praised by reviewers: 

The Dark Tower 2016 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“"This is probably the biggest musical theatre event of the year... a magnificent new work that is unlike anything most of us have ever seen ...” –

Sweat Factory 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“… breaks much new ground for YMT… such a young cast of performers demonstrates a maturity beyond their years…” – Musical Theatre Review

One of the young performers in Ministry of Truth’s company, Karl Johnston, 19, who has come all the way from Antrim, Northern Ireland to take part in this project, says: “I cannot thank BYMT enough for igniting my love for dance. Before my first BYMT’s project I had done little to no dancing so my confidence was very low. Being surrounded by such talented individuals it was hard not to compare yourself. But with the help of all cast and creatives especially due to Debs Galloway, the choreographer, I was pushed and my confidence soared. From that point on it was my dream to be a part of a BYMT Dance Connections show and this year one of my dreams is coming true! The excitement I have to work on Dance Connections 6 is incomprehensible as I know that creating a show with our Choreographer and Director Rachel Birch-Lawson will be a once in a lifetime experience.”

Don’t miss out this new spectacular production, book your tickets at 


Ministry of Truth
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