BRAILES DRAMA CLUB
Calling all children (aged 7-16) with a burning desire to act, sing, dance but above all to have FUN.
Brailes Drama Club is on Mondays in the Village Hall. Primary School age children 5pm to 6pm. Age 11 and upwards 6pm to 7pm
THE NEXT PRODUCTION WILL BE "CATS" IN DECEMBER 2013
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Please call me Louise Appleton on 01608 685076 to put your name / childs name down ( you dont need any experience or a particular talent - all kids can act, sing and dance!)
The Spectacular Spectacular. Jan 2010
The Spectacular, spectacular was to say the least, "Spectacular". A fun filled evening of Christmas scenes produced by the Children as well as a Fabulous 3 course meal, also served by the children.
What a fab night! Again the Brailes Drama group, run by Louise Appleton and her helpers have astounded their audience, their amusing performances of Scrooge, and Jekyll and Hyde and not forgetting the worlds smallest man, as well as Dance routines from the Can Can girls, "me old bamboo" and Thriller.
Then to top it all a rendition of "Partridge in a pear tree", but with an Indian twist and a full size model of an Elephant, wheeled on Stage. All in all an excellent evening of entertainment and not to have been missed. As the kids would say today it was "Awesome".
BUGSY MALONE Summer 2009
'YOU GIVE A LITTLE LOVE AND IT ALL COMES BACK TO YOU'
The finale and the rousing chorus for Bugsy Malone said it all as Brailes Drama Club performed their first ever production to two nights of sell out crowds. Children, parents relatives and friends packed the village hall to be transported to 1920’s
The all child cast gave many of the villages’ youngsters their first experience of stage performance and the children aged from 5-13 exceeded expectations as they sang, danced and wise-cracked their way through a tight production directed by local mother, Louise Appleton.
The lead was played by 11 year old Lynton Appleton who commanded the stage with a warm loveable performance of Bugsy supported by Victoria Andrews as Blousey Brown. Her singing brought cheers from the crowd. Not to be outdone were the gangsters Tristan Hoff as Fat Sam and Oliver Bennett as Dandy Dan, the fast talking hard fighting warlords trying to keep a hold on the speak easy joints and rackets of depression struck New York.
There were comic interludes from the gang members on both sides and the dim witted police officer and his sidekick played by Daedyn Appleton and Oliver Watson. Rosie Hince stole a scene as Babyface and Amy Tustain proved she has a great voice with her performance as Tallulah. But the audience was captivated by 10 year old William Packers sad song as Fizzy, the nightclub cleaner who dreams to be a dancer but is never given an audition. Polly Martin took the part of Cagey Joe trying to train the deadpan Joseph Letteridge as Leroy the hard punching kind hearted giant surrounded by youngsters who swapped parts as boxers, gangsters and reporters.
The whole show was knitted together by the great performances of the chorus girls and three singers who performed in Fat Sams bar. Samantha Warner, Elizabeth Simcock and Eliza Self all arranged their own dance routines and sang beautifully. Louise Appleton said; “It was such a privilege to work with all the children. When I set up a drama club on Monday nights with Janet Winter and Jenna Hoff we didn’t realise how much we’d end up achieving. We couldn’t have done it without the help of the children and the parents in the village who all worked on props scenery, costumes and rehearsals. Kids helped to paint the scenery which was beautifully created by Linda Guest and we can’t forget the fabulous work by Alistair who played piano for us every week as well as Helen Porter and the talented Catie Barnes who all shared their talents with the youngsters and that’s a fantastic thing to do. I know now that we’ve only just tapped the potential of the kids in the village and we can’t wait to do more.”
As the whole cast sang and danced around the audience, up and down the aisles, it was clear that the words in their song were true, “You give a little love and it all comes back to you, you’re gonna be remembered for the things that you say and do. As she helped clear up, Lisa Bryan who runs the bookings for the village hall and who’s son was one of the children doing the props, stage management and lighting put her brush down and said; “This is what it’s all about, this is what a village hall is really for.”
Watch out for the next production by Brailes Drama Club. It could be ‘Brailes has got Talent’
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