Memorial for Bill Kenwright from The RYTC

The RYTC team was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and patron Bill Kenwright CBE. 

Bill was a partner, father, grandfather, great friend and patron. He will be missed by many and this is testament to his giving nature and impact on the theatre and creative arts space. The team wanted to honour his legacy and influence with this memorial page.

The RYTC’s Artistic Director started her career in Bill Kenwright’s work family. Bill told her to go and open her own youth theatre, because ‘being creative is so important for our kids!’ His mantra… “go and do it”!! And if “it” is right – then you can’t fail.”

To name only a fraction of the awards and achievements Bill received are the notable honour of a CBE in 2002, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Theatrical Management Association in 2008, and an honourary BBC Radio 2 special episode of Friday Night in 2017 broadcast from the London Palladium itself. Bill was nominated for a London Theatre Critics’ Award for West Side Story and a Tony Award for Blood Brothers.

This multi-award winning career saw Bill’s West End productions constantly in notable venues such as the RSC, Dominion, Palladium, Apollo and many others. Ensuring his legacy as one of the UK’s most successful theatre producers.

Bill embodied the spirit of empowering young people through creative opportunities. His legacy will be felt and continued through the many groups and communities he supported with the mission of providing opportunities to local young people. Bill made his community and generations of people richer through experiences such as finding like minds, getting creative and fostering confidence in young people.

The RYTC in memory of Bill will continue to “go and do it” as his legacy will continue to empower our team, kids and encourage everyone to be creative.

Our thoughts are with Bill’s family at this difficult time and also with the many people we know he impacted for the better.


What’s New


Story Book Series


The Adventures Of Snuffer and Robertson (Book 1)

The Adventures of Snuffer and Robertson is a page-turner that will take you and your child on an unforgettable ride through the woods. It is the first in a series of books specially designed with fun rhymes and images that your child will love to colour while they’re learning about true friendship.

Story Overview

Robertson’s a collie dog and Snuffer is a rabbit,

unlikely as it seems to be their friendship is a habbit.

Robertson’s a wise old dog but Snuffer’s NOT so wise,

so when it comes to silliness, our Snuffer takes the prize.

He wants his friend to stick around and fill each day with fun,

Snuffer LOVES adventures, when all is said and done.

But Snuffer does such silly things, he’s always in such trouble,

that Robertson must jump right in and sort out every muddle.

Why Should I buy this book?

Not only will your child be engaged and have a lot of fun, but all proceeds from this book go to children’s art and drama therapy charities in the West Midlands! Buy this fantastic book now and help more children today!

Where Can I Buy?

You can order the paperback on Amazon for £6.99 or the ebook here.


The Adventures of Snuffer and Robertson was birthed from a partnership between the RYTC (Really Youthful Theatre Company, Education Selection Box, and The Learning Genie Club.



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