Rehearsals went really well for this 2017’s Drama and Theatre Club Christmas production: ‘A Ray of Hope’.
‘A Ray of Hope’ brought the Christmas story to Swanside Community Centre’s youth club and Malvern Primary School. The audience met the Johnson kids – Bobbie, Billy, Davey, Ollie, Tilly and Shirley – tearaway siblings who caused nothing but havoc – and the ‘yoofy’ children as they prepared for their Christmas play.
The play charted what happened when the Johnsons decide to join the ‘yoofy’ and get involved with the Christmas preparations.
After the final performance, a member of the audience emailed to say:
“I thought ‘A Ray of Hope’ was funny, uplifting and so professionally acted and produced. I loved the transitions (between scenes) and the music (Rock ‘n’ Roll !) and the interaction between the actors was excellent. The sense of fun came across throughout but it was also moving and realistic, because the story involves the impact on a whole community. You had a sense of real ensemble. The whole production was a joy to watch. Five stars ! (Although there were many !)”