The Junior Club’s full stage production was an absolute success! Our fantastic crew performed this funny and traditional Christmas pantomime to a high spirited audience which sang, stomped and clapped along throughout the show!
Huge thanks to all who took part, volunteered their time and cake baking skills, as well as to the local businesses who very generously donated raffle prizes which helped to raise £100 for The Flying Seagull Project and the Starr Trust.
On Sunday, 22nd December 2019 at the All Saints Centre in Lewes, East Sussex – families and friends will gather to enjoy a wonderfully festive and brand new panto adaptation of the 300 year old story of Robinson Crusoe.
For the past three months, our very talented members, who are aged five to eleven and come from Lewes and surrounding areas, have been memorising their lines, cues and positions as well as developing their characters, at the recently opened Unity Centre in Lewes during weekly rehearsals and are now just a few weeks away from taking to the stage for their grand debut.
This will be the Lewes Drama Collective’s very first pantomime performance and to mark the occasion, we will be donating a percentage of funds raised from the raffle (held during the interval) to two children’s charities which have been especially selected for their dedication to turning frowns upside down:
The Flying Seagull Project entertainers spread love, light and laughter to more than 130,000 children in hospitals, orphanages, deaf/blind schools, refugee camps and slums around the world.
The Flying Seagull Project works with disadvantaged young people in the UK and across Europe and the Middle East, especially children affected by the refugee crisis.
Watch this video to find out more about the great work that The Flying Seagull Project does…
Local and independently run charity Starr Trust supports and raises money for individuals aged 10 to 18 living in the Greater Brighton area.
The organisations offer mentoring to help young people to fulfil their potential in art, education and sport, as well as provide a helping hand to achieve their goals at a time when they really need it.
Last year the Starr Trust raised £160,000 and helped over 30 young people – watch this video to meet some of the Starr Trust Champions
Lewes Drama Collective is proud to support these charities and we are extremely grateful to the local Sussex businesses who have provided a range of fantastic raffle prizes, which include:
- family tourist attraction tickets
- festive books and toys
- a hamper full of delicious treats
- plus lots more!
Our Junior Club members are really excited to perform their very first panto on stage in a few weeks time and can’t wait to see audience members on the edge of their seats as a thrilling adventure unfolds, full of new opportunities, friendships, some risks and romance.
Tickets are selling our fast, so get yours now before they’re all gone!