York Theatre Royal 11 – 14 years Youth Theatre groups present Here One Minute, a promenade performance piece at the National Railway Museum which explores the complex issues surrounding missing people.

Here One Minute credit Lee PhotographicThe three groups, Projects G, H and I have devised the project themselves; working in some amazing spaces at the National Railway Museum, and looking at the wide variety of reasons people go missing. Together, through this promenade performance, the actors will present scenes which unravel the issues behind individual stories.

Here One Minute (2) credit Lee PhotographicHere One Minute is directed by Matt Harper (Project G), Kate Plumb (Project H) and Nicolette Hobson (Project I), and each piece will be performed amongst the NRM collection; in train carriages, on bridges and in other secret locations. The opening scene for each performance has been choreographed by Youth Theatre assistant Fiona Baistow as part of her Gold Arts Award qualification.

Fiona commented:

I wanted to portray the atmosphere of an early morning platform in a contemporary style. The emptiness of the platform as it slowly gets busier until there is absolute chaos and you are not sure who is there one minute – and who is not. All three groups have worked incredibly hard

and it has been a pleasure to work with them all.

Director Matt Harper added:

The theme of ‘missing’ is a rich and varied one, full of tales of hope and pain, new beginnings and lost opportunities. Our Youth Theatre groups have used their endless creativity to bring the stories to life, to cleverly intertwine the different stories and to explore a very current issue.

Here One Minute will take place at the National Railway Museum from Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 May at 7pm and 8.30pm. Tickets are on sale now priced £6 or £5 for under 18s (£1 transaction fee per booking) from the York Theatre Royal Box Office, on 01904 623568 or securely online at