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September 2006Mark Oldknow takes over from Cindy Linley as Artistic Director at Beaconsfield
September 2004Cindy Linley takes over from Mark Oldknow as Artistic Director at Beaconsfield
June 2004The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) represents England at the British Final Festival of One Act Plays at Aberystwyth, Wales with their production of Ball Boys- directed by Mark Oldknow - wins the Howard de Walden Ewer Trophy and becomes the first youth group ever to win the British title !!
June 2004The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) becomes the first youth group ever to win the All England Theatre Festival with their production of Ball Boys - picking up three more trophies and becoming the most sucessful one act play in the group's history.
May 2004Ball Boys wins the Eastern Area Final of the AETF to qualify for the All England Final at Maidenhead - winning yet another trophy!
April 2004Ball Boys - directed by Mark Oldknow - wins 9 awards and qualifies for the Eastern Area Final of the All England Theatre Festival at Leigh-on-Sea
January 2004The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) premiers mister Scrooge, a specially commissioned musical written by Ian R. Wallace, with music by Alan Kingshott .. directed by Mark Britton
January 200440th Anniversary of the Formation of The Young Theatre
September 2003Constitution revised
May 2001Ritual For Dolls - directed by Mark Oldknow - qualifies for Stage Two of the All England Theatre Festival at Beaconsfield
September 2000Mark Oldknow takes over as Artistic Director at Beaconsfield.
September 1997Ally Hill succeeds Helen Sharman as Beaconsfield's Artistic Director.
May 1997The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) win a record 11 awards at local drama festivals.
April 1995The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) celebrates its Silver Jubilee with a production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller - involving members past and present - and directed by Ian R. Wallace.
September 1990Helen Sharman becomes Artistic Director at Beaconsfield.
May 1990The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) wins a record 11 awards at local drama festivals at Chalfont, Maidenhead and Henley with the one act play Winners directed by Kathy Cooke
August 1987Second South Coast Tour by The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield).. directed by Paul Bacon
July 1986First Burnham Trophy internal One Act Play Competition at Beaconsfield
May 1984Flies in July - a one act play directed by Mike Wicherek - wins 5 awards at Chalfont & Maidenhead festivals; and qualifies for Stage Two of the All England Theatre Festival.
August 1983The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) performs at the Edinburgh Fringe .. directed by Mike Wicherek
September 1982Mark Britton appointed Artistic Director at Beaconsfield
25th July 1982The Young Theatre (at Harrow) is disbanded.
August 1981First tour of the South Coast by The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) .. directed by Mark Britton
September 1978The Young Theatre (at Harrow) moves to The Harrow Arts Centre, Harrow Weald.
September 1976New post of Artistic Director created at Beaconsfield 
September 1974The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) moves to the Curzon Centre, Beaconsfield.
September 1972Andrew Kitchen becomes Group Director at The Young Theatre (at Harrow)
7/8/9 January 1971First production by The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield): The Sea-King's Daughter by Margaret Harding; directed by Ian R. Wallace; at The Burnham Hall, Beaconsfield.
September 1970The Young Theatre (St. Alban's) becomes The Young Theatre (at Harrow)
31st May 1970Ian R. Wallace and Aviva Wiseman hold the founding meeting of The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) at the Burnham Hall, Beaconsfield, Bucks. []
September 1969Kay Koré becomes Group Director at The Young Theatre (St Alban's)
September 1966First written Constitution - name changed to The Young Theatre (St. Alban's)
18th July 1964First production by St.Alban's Junior Drama Group: The Magic Mirror by E.C.Brereton; directed by Ian R. Wallace
12th January 1964Ian R. Wallace holds the first meeting of St.Alban's Junior Drama Group at St.Alban's Church Hall, North Harrow, Middlesex. []

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