Axmouth Children’s Theatre show raises money for Help for Heroes

PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 July 2017

Axmouth Children's Theatre. Picture: Contributed

Axmouth Children's Theatre. Picture: Contributed


The Drama Club section of Axmouth Children’s Theatre (ACT) put on their end-of-term variety shows recently in Axmouth Village Hall.

Axmouth Children's Theatre. Picture: ContributedAxmouth Children's Theatre. Picture: Contributed

Entitled Heroes and Superheroes, the youngsters performed a series of songs, poems and sketches a lot of which they had written themselves.

The two shows were very well supported and the performances were very well received on both nights.

Malcolm Henty, chairman of the group, said: “There were many highlights during the shows including Caitlin, Lilley and Imogen’ hilarious tribute to the Two Ronnies entitled The Duck and the Tortoise, Elsa, who performed a version of Your Song accompanied by Nieve, Isabelle, Sofia and newcomer Annie.

“The boys Take That singalong written by Euan was also a hit.

Axmouth Children's Theatre. Picture: ContributedAxmouth Children's Theatre. Picture: Contributed

“One of the biggest rounds of applause went to Lilley for her energetic rap to Fresh Prince of Bell Air.

“But everyone played their parts and the closing song David Bowies Heroes was a rousing and moving finale to a show that saluted heroes ranging from comic book characters through to modern day heroes who help keep our country a better place to live in.”

The show was performed to raise funds for both ACT and the Help for the Heroes charity with a 50/50 split on all proceeds.

There was also a collection for the H4H charity.

Figures are being finalised but in excess of £500 was taken meaning that after expenses ACT will receive around £217.00 towards future performances and H4H will receive approximately £250.00.

Mr Henty said: “A huge credit goes to the youngsters for all of their efforts.

“A big thank you goes to all of the backstage crew as well
as those who donated raffle prizes, these included River Cottage, PECO, Seaton 
Tramway and Sidmouth Garden Centre.”

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