Crafty Drama promote upcoming live show in Colchester's Culver Square

Members of the public in Colchester on Wednesday (24 October) were treated to a performance by Essex Cares Ltd (ECL) Crafty Drama, a group of over 40 adults with learning disabilities who act, sing, dance and sign.

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Group of adults with learning disabilities performing a music and dance routine in Colchester's Culver Square

The cast were out to promote their new show ‘Can’t Stop the Beat’ and were thrilled to receive such a warm welcome from the public in Culver Square.

Sherrie, who’s been with the group for eight years, was pleased with the crowd’s reactions.

I love when we get to perform and see the smiles on everyone’s faces watching us and clapping along to our songs.

Crafty Drama Support Worker Rachel Mason said the group has been practising since July and can’t wait to wow everyone with their show in November at St Botolph’s Church.

As an entirely inclusive drama group we have members with varying learning disabilities. As directors of the show, our pride comes from seeing members improve over months of practise and their confidence growing. It’s truly wonderful.

To find out more about the performance and purchase tickets please go to www.ecl.org/tickets.

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