Youth theatre on show in the Art House

A scene from the show Photo Stephen Henry

Jopuka Productions has joined forces with the Art House at Wyong to present the national touring production I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You by Queensland based company, The Good Room, on July 16 and 17.

Eighteen young locals have been cast to star in the project.

Jopuka Artistic Director, Joshua Maxwell, said the collaboration gives young actors on the Central Coast a chance to be part of the large-scale professional production.

“Youth Theatre is currently a powerhouse on the Central Coast,” he said.

“I’ve Been Meaning To Ask You is a crowning jewel in the current line-up.”

Winner of the Best Production for Young People at the 2021 Sydney Theatre Awards, the show celebrates the voices of the 9–13-year-old ensemble as they tackle answers received from adults to the questions they’ve always wanted to know.

Cast members have entered a professional development and rehearsal process with The Good Room artists.

Maxwell said the show is a fun, riotous and joyous live event in which age collides with experience as audiences young and old come together in the revealing one-hour-tell-all.

It will be performed at The Art House at 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, July 16, and at 2pm on Sunday, July 17.

Tickets are available from: or 4335 1485.

Primary source: Media release, Jul 7, 2022, Jopuka Productions