Best Girl Performer Nominations

When the nominations for the Richmond Swan Awards Best Girl Performer aged 14 and under were announced in August, we were delighted to learn that all four nominations in this category had gone to Dramacube actors.

We’ve worked with so many talented girls over the past twelve months and with every show we produce, the standard gets higher.  Receiving four nominations in this category recognizes some of the incredible young performers who have appeared in our shows this year and we wish them all the very best of luck at the award ceremony next month.

The nominations for Best Girl Performer aged 14 and under are;

Abigail Eggleton as Jovie in Elf the Musical JR at Hampton Hill Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milly Stephens as Smee in Peter Pan JR at Hampton Hill Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber Westgate as Greenway in Elf the Musical JR at Hampton Hill Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Izzy Shepherd as Jovie in Elf the Musical JR at Hampton Hill Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The award ceremony takes place at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington on Sunday 10th September.

 

Best Youth Production Nomination

Acting, Singing Dance at Charistmas

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Elf the Musical JR which has been nominated for the Best Youth Production at the 2016-17 Richmond Arts Swan Awards.

Acting, Singing Dance at Charistmas

Elf the Musical Jr. – December 2016

Elf the Musical JR was performed by the Dramacube Productions Twickenham and Hampton Hill cast in December last year, playing to full houses at the Hampton Hill Theatre.  The show was extremely well received and was described as “A Christmas masterpiece” by reviewer Viola Selby.  The full review can be found at Mark Aspen Reviews.

Dramacube Productions received a record seven nominations including Best Youth Production, Best Girl Actor Under 14 and Best Boy Actor Under 14.

Being nominated for Best Youth Production is an outstanding achievement for our young casts.  The Swan judges watch around 50 productions each year and competition for Best Youth Production is extremely high with many older groups entering this category.

The Richmond Arts annual Swan Awards take place at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington on Sunday 10th September.

Musical Theatre Summer Camps for Kids Who Love Acting, Singing and Dance

Join the Dramacube team in Kingston and Twickenham this August!

The summer holidays are fast approaching! Now it is time to consider which summer camps will keep your children entertained and engaged throughout July and August. Due to the variety of creative and sporting activities available in the Richmond and Kingston boroughs, there are plenty of options for everyone. However, if your children love acting, singing and dance then what could be better than our three-day musical theatre workshop inspired by The Wizard of Oz?

Workshop Details:

Children aged 7-14 yrs can join us for a three-day musical theatre workshop this summer.  The Wizard of Oz will provide the inspiration for this production and the workshops will take place in two venues. The first workshops will take place at Tiffin Girls School in Kingston from 2nd to 4th August. Then we will run another workshop at St. Mary’s University in Twickenham later in the month from 16th to 18th August.

Children will be supported by a professional director, choreographer and musical director as they explore the story.  Furthermore they will take part in acting, singing and dance whilst they work towards a performance under the lights for friends and family. This will bring the workshops to a conclusion on the end of day three.

For more details visit our Holiday Workshops page or call 020 8408 0245.

 

Help us Choose Our Next Show!

Fame School of Performing Arts

What’s Your Favourite Show?

Choosing our next show is always a fun challenge! First of all we speak to the existing casts and ask them for suggestions. However, with casts in Kingston, Hampton Hill and Twickenham, this survey can result in a long list of around twenty titles which we then start to research.

Our criteria for selecting a show is very specific.  Firstly we look for a production which:

  • Is compiled of thirty plus named parts
  • Is suitable for the age group of our children
  • Includes excellent music for our casts to work with
  • Is available to perform with backing tracks
  • Contains interesting and fun characters for our cast to play
  • Can be performed at a theatre
  • Is a popular choice among the existing casts
  • Is a popular choice for parents

Whilst we also have to bear in mind that with each show there are many restrictions:

  • Certain shows are only to be performed in a school
  • Occasionally shows have to be performed a certain distance away from London
  • Sometimes shows have to be performed with live music
  • A few shows have age restrictions
  • Some shows only have a few main characters

There are so many brilliant shows out there and whilst it would be great if we could choose any of them, this is not the case.

Our casts give us some brilliant musicals every time we ask for suggestions. In addition, there are new shows being released all the time.  Consequently we are always keen to hear your views. Therefore if you have a suggestion please contact us and let us know so we can look into the performance rights. Send your suggestions to contact@dramacube.co.uk or contact us via social media.

Performances This Summer

Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys

There is plenty to look forward to at Dramacube this summer with performances taking place in Kingston, Hampton, Teddington and Twickenham throughout June, July and August.

On Saturday 24th June, we’ll be performing songs and scenes from Peter Pan at the Collis School Summer Fair in Teddington. There will be three twenty minute interactive performances for families to enjoy so do come along and see us. Collis School is on Fairfax Road in Teddington and the event will run from 12.30pm – 4.00pm.

The very next day on Sunday 25th June, our Hampton Hill cast will be performing their production of Peter Pan JR at the Carlisle Infant School Summer Fair which is taking place on Broad Lane in Hampton from 12.30pm to 3.00pm so if you missed out production at Hampton Hill theatre in April, come along and enjoy the show!

The following Saturday you can see us performing at St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s school in Teddington. We’ll be entertaining the crowds with songs and routines from hit West End shows plus a few numbers from our forthcoming Christmas production of Annie JR. St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s School is located on Somerset Road in Teddington.

And before you know it, the school summer holidays will be upon us and we are off to Kansas for a three-day musical theatre workshop production inspired by the Wizard of Oz in Kingston and Twickenham.

Summer Workshop Details:

Our Kingston workshop is taking place from 2nd– 4th August at Tiffin Girls School on the Richmond Road in Kingston. Then on 16th – 18th August we’ll be at St. Mary’s University in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham.

There are a few places available on each workshop so if your child loves to sing, dance and act, give us a call on 020 8408 0245 and book them a place.

Summer Musical Theatre Workshops in Kingston & Twickenham

Matilda

It only seems like months ago that our talented cast were performing an excellent production of Matilda the Musical! And yet, here we are fast approaching the 2017 school summer holidays which means it has been almost a year!

Matilda was great fun to stage! We were so impressed with how much the cast achieved during that week. However, many children missed out on the project as they were unable to commit for a full week. Therefore,  this year we’ve made some changes to accommodate more people.

Our summer holiday events will run for three days instead of five. The workshops will take place in Kingston and Twickenham, giving parents more options around dates and locations. We’ve also made the workshops as accessible to as many people as possible by running a variety of promotions and discounts to keep the cost low.

This year Our three-day summer workshop is inspired by The Wizard of Oz. The workshop will give the children participating in the project an opportunity to work with a professional musical director, choreographer and director as they devise a show inspired by the famous film and story.

Event Information:

  • 9.30am – 4.00pm, 2-4th August, Tiffin Girls School, Richmond Road Kingston
  • 9.30am – 4.00pm, 16th-18th August, St. Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham

The event is priced at £99 for three days with a performance on stage on the final day.
There are still a few places available on each workshop so do come and join us for what promises to be three days of musical magic and a fine performance for friends and family to enjoy on day three. To book your child’s place please call 020 8408 0245.

Wicked Witch of the West Lands in Kingston this Summer

The Wicked Witch of the West

Who will play the Wicked Witch of the West at Dramacube Kingston this summer?

This August, children can participate in an exciting workshop production inspired by the popular classic, The Wizard of Oz.

Working with a director, choreographer and musical director, children will explore this famous story and take to the yellow brick road!

Children will learn scripts, rehearse routines and perform classic songs from the Wizard of Oz. 

The three-day workshop is taking place at Tiffin Girls School on the Richmond Road in Kingston on 2nd-4th Aug.

Friends and family are invited to come and enjoy the performance which will be at the impressive new studio theatre.

The same workshop will also run at St. Mary’s University in Twickenham from Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th Aug.

There will be a performance at the Drama Theatre on the afternoon of day three.

So to find out more about this exciting workshop production or to book your child’s place complete our short on-line registration form or call 020 8408 0245.

Kingston Christmas Show

And finally … we’ve chosen another great classic for our Christmas show.

Details of Annie JR are now available on our website.

Auditions for our Kingston, Hampton Hill and Twickenham casts will also take place at Tiffin Girls School in Kingston on Saturday 9th September and at Hampton Hill Theatre on Wednesday 13th September.

So if you would like to register your child for the audition contact us now.

Please note, existing company members are not required to attend either of these sessions.

Christmas Production Announced…

We are delighted to confirm our Christmas show will be Annie JR.  This classic Christmas movie and musical will offer our students a great range of characters. Our favourites include Daddy Warbucks, Rooster Hannigan, Lt. ward, Annie, The Orphans and of course, Miss Hannigan! Come and join us for fun routines and, of course, brilliant songs such as Tomorrow, Easy Street & Hard Knock Life.

We will rehearse this production from late September through to mid December. There will be performances live on stage at Hampton Hill Theatre from 19th-23rd December.

When we produced the show in January 2016, it proved a very popular choice with our students. Many students from last term have signed up already and so with a limited number of parts available, first refusal will be given to existing Dramacube members. In addition, if there are places available in the company, we’ll be holding workshop auditions in Hampton Hill and Kingston in early September. There are currently 6 places available in the Twickenham cast and 8 places available in the Hampton Hill cast.

If you are joining us for the production you will have the opportunity to audition for a specific role at the first rehearsal. If you have performed in the show before, you will be offered an alternative role.

Kingston Launch

Join us at our Kingston venue from September! Our new Kingston cast will rehearse at Tiffin Girls School which is on the Richmond Road in Kingston. There will be rehearsals  from 10am – 12.30pm every Saturday and a full schedule will be announced shortly.

For more information email contact@dramacube.co.uk or call 020 8408 0245. Full details will be available at www.dramacubeproductions.co.uk

Fundraising for our Charity Parter, Momentum

Momentum

Charity Fundraising

Last year we raised thousands of pounds for our charity partner, Momentum through charity concerts, various events and readings. We are supporting them again this year and so far this year we have raised £910 in fundraising. First of all Dramacube Grandparent Peter Bowpitt raised £660 in January for giving up alcohol for a whole month. Then Dramacube Production’s Artistic Director, Steve, took up the baton in February. He literally walked over hot coals and raised £250 in the process!

Momentum

May 2004 Momentum was founded by Bianca Effemey, and two parents Alison Trigg and Jacqui Coppellotti whose children had been affected by cancer. Consequently Momentum was founded to support children who are suffering with life limiting illnesses. As a result, the charity now helps children and their families from all over Surrey and South West London and they now have an office in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. At any one time, they support over 150 families.

Their mascot is the Momentum owl, which is a symbol of protection, wisdom and strength, all the ways in which the charity hopes to be able to support a family through their challenging journey.

For more information about Momentum please visit their website: https://www.moment-um.org/home/

Donate Now

Please help us reach our target of £2000. To donate please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/DramacubeProductions2017

Somewhere over the Rainbow …

At the End of the Rainbow…

This summer, just along the Richmond Road on the way to Kingston, you’ll find the end of the rainbow! Here you’ll meet Dorothy, Toto, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion and all of your other favourite characters from the popular classic, The Wizard of Oz.

We are launching Dramacube Kingston with an exciting three-day musical theatre workshop inspired by The Wizard of Oz. In addition, the workshop will end with a performance under the lights for family and friends on the afternoon of day three.

Children participating in the event will be acting, singing and dancing and furthermore will work with a professional director, choreographer and musical director. The action will take place in the impressive new studio theatre at Tiffin Girls school which is located on Richmond Road in Kingston.

Workshop Details:

The workshop is priced at just £99 for three whole days which includes the performance on the final day. And you can even take advantage of our amazing early bird offer by receiving another 10% off when you book before 31st May. To book your child’s place email contact@dramacube.co.uk or call 020 8408 0245.

We look forward to seeing you in Kingston this summer!