Members of Leighton Buzzard Children’s Theatre were very busy last term raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The total raised in December was £1,670. Youngsters aged 5-18 took part in events including Leighton Buzzard Christmas Weekend, St Barnabas Christmas Tree Festival, community performances at The Otters Swimming Club and various sheltered housing establishments, and produced two performances of ‘Sing Out Against Cancer for Christmas’ at the Vandyke Theatre.
The Sing Out involved all LBCT members and was a wonderful event showcasing the talents of local children and young people. Highlights included solos, duets and group pieces, an hilarious spoof of 12 Days of Christmas and much more –the audience left feeling very festive and of course with sweets from Santa.
This term the group has got a lot more planned. The Youth Section are busily preparing Ring of Roses, a musical set in the plague village of Eyam which will be performed on January 31 featuring the older members aged 13-18 combining their talents with a wonderful score and script by Darren Vallier.
The main Children’s Theatre, aged 9-13, who meet on Saturday mornings in Heath and Reach, will be performing the historical drama with music set in the 1830s called The Factory Children and The Mini Theatre performers, aged 4-9 , are rehearsing Potted Pantos for performance in March, all of these will be performed at the Vandyke Theatre.
A spokesman said: “Theatre is a wonderful way to make new friends and to encourage creativity. LBCT is a community group run entirely by volunteers who have raised over £60,000 for local, national and international charities over the last 19 years. For more details see www.lbct.org”.