THEATRICAL youngsters were treated to a workshop with a theatre company ahead of its Dorchester Festival performance.

Angel Exit Theatre held a workshop with the Dorchester Youth Theatre before its two performances of The Ballad of Martha Brown at the Corn Exchange last week.

Members of the Dorchester Youth Theatre group also played a part in the production, offering the youngsters an experience of working with a professional touring theatre company.

Co-artistic director of Angel Exit Tamsin Fessey was actually a Dorchester Youth Theatre member as a young performer and was keen to see the two link up.