Below are a few snaps from our 'Big Box of Bears' week where Lower Primary classes were asked to bring their favourite teddies to drama! Students then performed a group improvisation based in a teddy bear factory where the workers had not managed to finish and teddy bears had to take things into their own hands!
Local theatre group By Invitation are performing High Society at the Gordon Craig Theatre from 12th to 15th March. Based on the classic Hollywood film featuring Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, High Society tells the story of Tracy Lord who is about to marry for the second time. On the eve of her wedding she starts to fall for the charms of a news reporter, Mike Connor, who has been sent to cover the wedding by Spy Magazine. As if that wasn’t enough her ex-husband, Dexter Haven arrives on the scene and it is abundantly clear that Tracy still carries a torch for him. What will she do?
Featuring many fabulous Cole Porter songs such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire? You’re Sensational and True Love this promises to be a night of pure Hollywood escapism performed by an experience cast of local actors drawn from Hitchin Thespians, Letchworth Arcadians and other groups across Hertfordshire and North London.
By Invitation is hoping to raise up to £2500 per night by donating £5 for every ticket sold to local good causes. The more seats that are sold, the more money will be raised. On opening night, Wednesday 12th March, funds raised will go to the Garden House Hospice. On the Thursday night funds will go towards the new Drama Studio at Martins Wood Primary School which the group have been using for their rehearsals and, on Friday, the group is supporting the Macmillan Cancer Unit which is being developed at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage. There are two shows on Saturday and any profit made from these performances will be shared equally between the charities.
Tom Evans, headteacher of Martins Wood Primary School said, “I am delighted to be taking part in one of my favourite shows with such a strong cast. The school has been happy to provide free rehearsal space in our new Drama Studio and we will certainly put any money raised by the show to very good use creating a valuable resource for the school and the wider community.”
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