Dramacube 2018 Summer Holiday Workshops Announced

Journey to Motunui this summer as we embark on a three-day musical theatre adventure inspired by Disney’s Academy Award nominated musical, Moana.

The story centres around Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess.

When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of returning the heart of Te Fiti and saving her people.

Children will work with our creative team, participating in acting, singing and dance as they build towards a performance under the lights on day three – free for family and friends to enjoy!

Holiday Workshop Information:

  • Children aged 7-14 years
  • Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th July, The Exchange Theatre, Twickenham
  • Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th August, St. Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill
  • 9.30am – 4.00pm (Performance 3pm on the Friday)
  • Price:  £110 for 3 days (10% sibling discount applies for second/third child)
  • Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

For more information or to book visit our workshop page or call us on 020 8408 0245.

Tommy Cockle and the Portal to Lava and Ice

 

In December 2017, Eddie Collman published Tommy Cockle and the Portal to Lava and Ice, a fantastic adventure story.

“Tom and Sid leapt through the Portal door, light flashed, thunder clapped, and before they knew it they were hurtling down a magma slide into a magical new world.  Follow in the footsteps of these two best friends on their amazing, supersonic, cranbabulous adventures together on a journey filled with intrigue, mystery and innocence!”

However this book is very special for two reasons.

Firstly, £1 from every sale goes to the charity Child Bereavement UK.  But what is really special about this book is the inspiration behind it.  Dramacube student Adam Collman and his brother Sam inspired the story.  You can grab a copy of this brilliant book and at the same time, help Child Bereavement UK by ordering on-line.

Many congratulations to Adam, Sam and Eddie for this amazing achievement.

Our summer term project, The Sound of Rebellion is the perfect opportunity to bring along a friend so they can give Dramacube a try.

We’ve got rehearsals running in Hampton Hill and Twickenham so if you know someone who’d like to come along and give it a try tell them to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

contact@dramacube.co.uk / 020 8408 0245.

We are delighted to confirm our summer holiday workshop dates.

We will be running two three day workshop productions as follows;

Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th July at St. Mary’s University in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham

Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th August at The Exchange Theatre, Twickenham

Students will rehearse in one of the studios before moving into the theatre on day three for a technical and dress rehearsal with a performance for family and friends to enjoy at the end of the day.

We’ll be announcing our workshop theme very soon so watch this space!

We are pleased to share Alice in Wonderland production photos.

Simply click on the links below to view the production photos for our Twickenham & Teddington, Hampton Hill & Sunbury and Richmond & Kingston casts.

Twickenham & Teddington Blue Cast

Twickenham & Teddington Green Cast

Hampton Hill & Sunbury Cast

Richmond & Kingston Cast

For anyone wishing to purchase photos please contact the photographer directly.

bomicooperphotography@yahoo.com

Images can be purchased for £4 each and Bomi will send you the edited file which you can use to reproduce unlimited copies.

 

Congratulations to all four casts of Alice in Wonderland Jr. who recently performed at the Watermans theatre in Brentford.  The show was opened by one of our Twickenham casts, swiftly followed by our Hampton Hill cast and then our Richmond and Kingston cast.

A reviewer from Mark Aspen attended the performance on Friday and saw the show with the Hampton Hill cast.

Magic From the Hat

Disney Alice in Wonderland Jr

music by Bryan Louiselle, adapted by David Simpatico from Lewis Carroll

Dramacube Productions, Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford, until 24th March

Review by Eleanor Lewis

It’s safe to say at present that there are a lot of highly talented professional child performers around. Should they choose to stay in a difficult profession this gives us all something to look forward to in a decade or so when they reappear on stage and screen as equally talented adults. Judging by Dramacube’s production of Alice in Wonderland at Watermans this Friday some of this talent will hail from west London.  Read more …

Our next production; The Sound of Rebellion will start on 21st April and be performed at the new Exchange Theatre in Twickenham on 19th May.  To book visit our website.

Our set designer Sally Somerville-Woodiwis has been busy doing the technical drawings for the Alice in Wonderland design over the weekend.

Here is her initial sketch which will be her starting point as she develops the drawings.

Watch this space for the full design.

This week we caught up with Dramacube Actor Lily Bernard who performed at the O2 Arena on Tuesday at the Young Voices Concert.

Lily, congratulations on an amazing performance on Tuesday. What was it like performing at the O2?

It was so much fun! It was cool that we were high up in the arena so I got a great view of the audience. I couldn’t believe how big it was!

Can you tell us how you prepared for the concert?

I attend my school choir every Tuesday morning before school. We were given all of the song lyrics to learn and even practiced alongside some of the artists that performed via a video link!

Can you tell us about some of the artists who performed with the Young Voices choir?

  • Natalie Williams is a Soul/Jazz singer/songwriter.
  • The Magnets are a vocal harmony group which includes one who does beatboxing!
  • Alfie Sheard is an up and coming singer who also plays the guitar.
  • Urban Strides Who are Street Dance specialists.

There must have been over 7000 people in the audience. What was it like performing to such a big crowd?

It was amazing to perform in front of that many people! I thought I would be nervous, but once the show started I was so excited!

Can you tell us a little more about Young Voices and how you got involved?

Young Voices inspires children to discover their love for music. This year over 3000 schools signed up to take part in the largest children’s choir concert series in the world!

Can you offer any hints or tips to your fellow Dramacube actors about performing at such a huge venue?

Don’t be afraid to take on new challenges as I found mine so exciting and I would love to do it again.

We’d like to thank Lily for sharing her experience with us and wish her the very best of luck with her forthcoming production of Alice in Wonderland.

We are delighted to confirm that the Annie JR. production photos are now available to view and order.

Hampton Hill & Sunbury Cast

Richmond & Kingston Cast

Twickenham & Teddington Cast

To order production photos please email bomicooperphotography@yahoo.com with the file names of the photos you would like.

The photographer will contact you by email to confirm the order.

Photos are priced at £4.00.  Once the order is confirmed the photographer will email you a high resolution digital copy of the photo with the water mark removed.  There is no limitation on how many times you print/copy the image.

 

 

We are delighted to confirm that tickets for our forthcoming production of Alice in Wonderland are now available to order.

The show runs from Thursday 22nd March – Saturday 24th March at the Watermans Art Centre in Brentford with eight performances in total from all four casts.

Thursday 22nd March; 

5.30pm Twickenham & Teddington (GREEN) Cast

7.30pm Twickenham & Teddington (BLUE) Cast

Friday 23rd March;

5.30pm Hampton Hill & Sunbury Cast

7.30pm Richmond & Kingston Cast

Saturday 24th March; 

1.00pm Richmond & Kingston Cast

3.30pm Hampton Hill & Sunbury Cast

6.00pm Twickenham & Teddington (BLUE) Cast

8.30pm Twickenham & Teddington (GREEN) Cast

Tickets can be booked via our website.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!