On Sunday morning, BBC Somerset’s Clueless team joined the Wincanton Youth Theatre at their weekly rehearsals. With help from listeners, the first clue, “A heavy but successful metal container,” sent James and Luke in their radio car racing towards Wincanton. The second, “Educational establishment for the one with a regal round table,” ensured they arrived at King Arthur’s Community School. The youngsters, rehearsing for their Christmas show on December 16th at the school, performed live on BBC radio to bring the show to a close.
A wonderful weekend for the Wincanton Youth Theatre, with three performances of Bugsy Malone. The show was a triumph, and over 300 people enjoyed the musical. But we’re not resting on our laurels; rehearsals for a Christmas show begin Sunday, and we’re already booked for another big musical in Wincanton this time next year.
Thank you Wincanton.
Peter Morris directs Wincanton Youth Theatre’s first major musical production, Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone. Set in New York during the Prohibition, the story follows rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan, as they wreak havoc on the neighbourhood. Bugsy Malone, a poor ex-boxer, falls for aspiring singer Blousey Brown. But can he resist the seductive charms and determined attention of Tallulah and still help Fat Sam defend his empire? The show features well-known songs, including My Name is Tallulah, Bad Guys, and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam.
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Wincanton Youth Theatre was delighted to be asked to perform a number of well-known First World War songs at yesterday’s Passchendaele Remembrance Service at the War Memorial in Wincanton.
The group started the service by singing “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary” followed by “Pack up Your Troubles”. After the Last Post and commemorative two minutes silence, the service was brought to a close by a beautiful arrangement of “Keep the Home Fires Burning”.
Afterwards, the chair of the local branch of the Royal British Legion, Tony Goddard, visited the group at their weekly rehearsal space at the Balsam Centre, and thanked the singers. He was kind enough to give each singer a special commemorative pin, and a copy of his historical book on Wincanton and the Great War.
The group is booked to perform at the RBL’s Christmas evening on 9 December at the Memorial Hall. We hope to see you there.
The group had a wonderful time at Hauser & Wirth a week ago last Saturday. Hoping to repeat the experience next year!
We’re only one year old, but we’ve done so much. Want to join? Visit www.WincantonYouthTheatre.org to find out more.