Local Drama Club Take Part in Noel Coward Event!

Local Drama Club Take Part in Noel Coward Event!

Hampton Hill Theatre is running a Noel Coward Gala event and Dramacube students and local schools and youth groups have been invited to take part in it. Dramacube has been performing at the theatre for many years now and will be treading its boards yet again as we perform our current show Moana Jr.  in June and July.  So how can you get involved in the Gala event?

Design A Dressing Gown Competition for ‘Coward 125’

Sir Noel Coward was a multi-talented actor, writer, musician, painter and one of the most famous people of the 20th Century. Even more importantly, he was born in Teddington! In both his plays and his personal life, Coward was famous for wearing very stylish clothes and especially dressing gowns.

To celebrate Coward’s 125th birthday, we are asking local schools to enter a competition to design a dressing gown. The artwork from the competition winner/s and finalists will be included in a week-long exhibition at Hampton Hill Theatre. The work will sit alongside one of Coward’s dressing gowns and other objects from his amazing archives.

‘Coward 125’ runs from 9th – 15th June 2024, Teddington Theatre Club will be putting on a whole host of events including performances of Sir Noel Coward’s plays and songs for all visitors to enjoy.

How to Enter

Template for KS2 Entrants

Entries will be divided into three categories:

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3&4

Key Stage 5

A template (to the right) is provided for Key Stage 2 entrants to colour in.  Older entrants are expected to create their own designs and visions.

Each entrant must produce either a sketch, painting, or textile design using materials of their choice. It should be of either A4 or A3 size. Each entrant must attach a sheet of paper to their artwork giving their full name, age, and school name, so that we can contact them if they are successful. Hand your entry in at school. For all enquiries or if you do not attend school, please submit your design to office@teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk

Winners from each Key Stage group will win:

– 2x pantomime tickets (Key Stage 5 entrants can swap pantomime tickets for a Teddington Theatre Club performance of their choice)

– A painting set

– 2x VIP tickets to Teddington Coward Festival Launch on Sunday 9th June (6PM) and Gala Performance on the 15th June 2024 (7:45PM)

– An opportunity to appear onstage during the Gala

The overall winner will also win an age-appropriate art/design book and be presented with their framed original design at the Gala performance.

Deadline for entries is 12 noon on Tuesday 14th May 2024 – A volunteer from Teddington Theatre Club will collect entries either directly from a named head of department or from reception. Please inform us of the preferred method.

Finalists/Winners will be announced to the head of department at each school on 31st May. Finalists’ work will be on display at Hampton Hill Theatre from June 9th until June 15th.

Terms & Conditions: Any late entries, or entries without the person’s name, Key Stage/age and school name enclosed will be disqualified. The judge’s decision will be final. No cash or monetary alternative to the prize will be given.

If your child would like to be part of our award-winning performing arts company, click here!

Sarah Watson – Dramacube