It has been a busy week for our cast and production members at the famous Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. Viva travelled with over 70 people from the cast, aged 15 and up, to the production team, volunteers, family, parents and friends for a week of musical fun with Half a Sixpence and Avenue Q. Viva returned to Greenside Venue where they first performed in 2005 with the show Fame.
Dan Schumann, director of Half a Sixpence, said ‘It was a fantastic week and both casts were an absolute pleasure to have on board for the project. With some of our cast returning to the festival, after performing in past years, and the whole cast of Half a Sixpence being new to the scene they gave it everything they had and behaved like true professionals from beginning to the end.’
Viva works in the local area to provide as many opportunities as possible to who would like to be involved. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a chance to perform to a completely different audience as well as performing acapella on the Royal Mile and handing out leaflets to advertise your own shows. It is a great confidence booster and opportunity for the young people to get out and about and experience something new.
Viva returns on Thursday 24th September for our annual open evening where we will be announcing the full line up for the Viva year running from September 2015 to August 2016. Viva offers opportunities in the performing arts for the local community, from the age of 8 plus, whether it be on stage or supporting backstage in costumes, props and set building. If you are interested then please come along and get involved. 7pm-9pm at The Brook Soham on Thursday 24th September 2015. For more information on Viva please visit our website on www.viva-group.org.uk.
After returning from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with five sell out shows Avenue Q are not done yet! They will be performing at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge on Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September. Tickets are now available online, www.adctheatre.com, or you can call the Box Office on 01223 300085. Tickets are £12 / £9 and each performance will start at 7:45pm.