Viva Arts and Community Group, Soham, are currently preparing to take two full scale comedy-musicals; ‘A Slice of Saturday Night’ and ‘Sister Act’, to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
Over 70 people will be travelling together from Soham to Edinburgh including performers, musicians, backstage volunteers and creative professionals- each volunteering their time to provide the most professional theatrical experience to the Viva Membership.
Both shows will play every day at the Festival from Monday 12th August until Saturday 17th August. The troupes also have performance slots reserved on the prestigious Royal Mile where they will be promoting their shows to the festival crowds.
The two shows will be performed in Soham throughout two weeks in July, both to give the show teams a chance to perform their work before the hit the Fringe and to give local supporters a chance to enjoy the shows at home!
The first of the two musicals; ‘A Slice of Saturday Night’ will be performed by Viva’s young adult group and is a fabulously funny, nostalgic romp back to the swinging sixties. The show is set in a night club where young love, teenage dreams, fashion and music are the order of the day. The show will be performed in a purpose built pop-up theatre inside the Ross Peers Sports Centre, Soham on 11th-13th July at 7.30pm.
The second musical, ‘Sister Act’, is a well-loved favourite of many. It tells the story of disco diva Delores Van Cartier who is placed in protective custody, disguised as a nun in a convent. Delores breathes new life into the choir and the community and is, quite frankly, hilarious while doing it! The show will take place at St Andrew’s Church, Soham on 17th-19th July 2019 at 8pm. Don’t miss this heaven-sent production!
Both shows feature a live band. Tickets for both shows can be purchased here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/viva-arts
To book tickets for the shows in Edinburgh, please visit the Fringe website https://www.edfringe.com/
For assistance booking tickets please contact the Viva Office on 01353 7222287.
Press release from Viva Arts and Community Group