Wisbech drama group appeal for help as youngsters celebrate exam success

THE drama community in Wisbech is appealing for volunteers to help add new workshops and grow its acting facilities.

The Angles Theatre is hosting a social evening to encourage would-be volunteers to see what is already available at the Fenland company and offer them the chance to get involved.

Founded in 1978, the theatre company puts on shows, dance and drama classes and workshops in drama, dance, singing and painting.

Rob Williams, of the Angles Theatre, said the company would like more volunteers to develop the range of activities it can provide.

“As a semi-professional, community theatre, the Angles has always relied on local government support, audiences, enthusiastic performers and most of all, passionate and dedicated volunteers,” he said.

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He said the theatre needed help to maintain the listed Victorian and Georgian buildings they are based in, help in making scenery and props, leaflet distributing and many more.

As an example of what the theatre does, the RATzcool of Musical Theatre, based at Angles, has just celebrated its second year of teaching acting, song and dance for students from nine to 17.

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The school has 35 students involved in the theatrical side of things as well as five “techy” students learning all things backstage.

On Saturday (May 26), they performed a show for parents and friends before 21 students who entered the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art exams were presented with their certificates.

The school’s headteacher, Lesley Mardle, said: “I am thrilled for the kids, their enthusiasm and determination is infectious and did, most certainly, rub off on the examiner on the day.”

The Angles’ social evening is Wednesday, June 6 at 7.30pm at the Angles Theatre, Wisbech. For more information visit www.anglestheatre.com.

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