“Dramarama” proudly presents a Musical Show “A Christmas Carol” to celebrate 20 years. Shows Friday 30 November 7.30pm & Saturday 1 December 7pm Tickets £5 each available from Wenda 07807 983 248 or the Village shop from 3 November.
A Few words from the Director
Back in 1997 when rehearsals began for Dramarama’s first panto, ‘Up the beanstalk with Mother Goose’, who’d have thought I would be writing this all these years later!
It began as a church based group who wanted to bring drama to the peninsula to let youngsters see live theatre where they may not have the opportunity to do so.
The group has had new performers come and go, but there have been a core few that have been in every show. Dramarama is like a family. We have our ups and downs, but through it all we have supported each other both through good times and bad. Friends for life have been forged, and this will always be the case.
After 21 years of producing and directing for Dramarama, I have made the hard decision to retire from leading the group. I hope that the group will continue, perhaps in a different guise. (This is for the committee to discuss and decide). I will continue to be involved with making costumes if I am needed.I would like to thank everybody who, over the years have supported me 100% even when they felt my ides were a bit bonkers!! This includes those people that helped from the side-lines. Organising music, coaching singers, making props and scenery, working backstage, making teas and coffees, selling tickets, printing programmes and generally doing all the boring mundane tasks without being in the limelight. The mantra leading up to a show was always, ‘Don’t worry, It’ll be alright on the night’, although sometimes we just about made it by the skin of our teeth!
The show this year (Nov 30th and Dec 1st) is a change from our usual comedy, slapstick pantomime. It is a musical play based on Charles Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’. It is the perfect piece to get you into the festive mood in the run up to Christmas. A lot of people from past shows are taking part in this production, some with a small cameo role. I feel very blessed to have been a major part in the group since the beginning, and I would like to thank all the audiences over the years that have attended and supported us in so many ways. Please buy a ticket and come along to help us celebrate our last show with this cast.
Regards, Pauline Martin
June 2018 – Jack & The Beanstalk
June 2017 – The Pink Heron Club – Review
January 2017 – Pied Piper
May 2016 – Do You Hear The People Sing
January 2016 – Sleeping Beauty
September 2015 – A Taste of the Musicals
January 2015 – Robinson Crusoe & The Pirates
September 2014 – Keep Smiling Through
January 2014 – Little Red Riding Hood
September 2013 – All Kinds of Everything
January 2011 – Beauty And The Beast
February 2010 – Dick Whittington and his Cat
February 2008 – Jack And The Beanstalk
July 2007 – Everything’s Coming Up Roses
February 2007 – Captain Hook’s Revenge
February 2006 – Sleeping Beauty
July 2005 – Something Old Something New
February 2005 – Robin Hood
February 2004 – Journey To Oz
July 2003 – Razzle Dazzle
February 2003 – Robinson Crusoe
July 2002 – Anything Goes
February 2002 – Aladdin
November 2001 – Ruth
July 2001 – Another Opening Another Show
February 2001 – Snow White And The Seven Dwarves
July 2000 – That’s Entertainment
February 2000 – Cinderella
July 1999 – The Best Of Times
February 1999 – Around The World With Dick Whittington
July 1998 – Let’s All Go To The Music Hall
February 1998 – Up The Beanstalk With Mother Goose