Dramacube celebrated 10 years of performing arts classes with A Decade of Dramacube at the weekend. Members from past and present casts gathered together to act, sing and dance the night away at The Exchange Theatre in Twickenham.
Having weathered the highs and lows of the last 10 years, Steve Leslie felt it only right to celebrate and to do so with the people that truly matter: the kids, the parents and his creative team.
What the Kids Did:
Casts from all over the Richmond borough got to revisit some of the shows, songs and dance routines from several past productions and workshops. Purple Cast dazzled with songs from Beauty & the Beast, Fame Jr and Wicked. Yellow Cast shone with Annie Jr and The Wizard of Oz (YPE). Blue Cast impressed us with songs from The Wizard of Oz (YPE), Aladdin Jr and Annie Jr. Red Cast delighted audiences with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Peter Pan Jr and Annie Jr. Whilst Green Cast entertained us with Matilda Jr, Elf the Musical Jr and Annie Jr.
What the Adults Did:
Perhaps the most surprising part of the night came with a production called Annie Retold which was written and directed by Matthew Bunn and performed by the Dramacube Creative Team. Dripping with Matt’s cutting wit and dry humour, the show was a huge success with several moments of hilarity and surprise. Matt took great pleasure, not only in donning a wig, a dress and playing the main part, but also in having the power to kill off a couple of the main characters! Annie will never be the same again!
To mark the occasion, Dramacube have made three green pledges to make a small but positive impact on our local environment. These include: planting a new tree every year; providing planters for Hampton Hill High Street and developing gardens and green spaces in local schools.
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