Local drama group get ready to perform at Mercury Theatre

Essex Cares Limited's (ECL) Crafty Drama group performed parts of their upcoming Mercury Theatre production in Culver Square shopping centre to promote their show 'Our Kind of Music'.

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Group of adults with learning disabilities dancing in Colchester Culver Square.

Crowds of shoppers watched on as ECL’s hard-working customers put their thorough rehearsals into practice.

One of the cast expressed their excitement: “It’s my first time performing at the Mercury Theatre. I want lots of people to come and watch me to see what I have achieved. We have been working really hard in rehearsals for this special performance. I am really looking forward to it.”

“Crafty Drama is absolutely brilliant. I am looking forward to the performance at the Mercury Theatre. I also love doing the shows at Christmas at St Botolphs. I want to thank the staff for supporting me. I hope lots of people come and see us.” Said another.

Chosen by the cast, Our Kind of Music is an exciting review of previous performances such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver and new pieces. The cast will be showcasing singing, dancing and signing to music.

They have been rehearsing very hard and are looking forward to the full show.

Crafty Drama, who work with adults with learning disabilities, has put on a performance in Colchester annually for the past ten years.

This is the first time in the history of the group that they will perform in a professional theatre. We are extremely proud of everyone in the lead up to the much anticipated performance.

Keir Lynch, Chief Executive, ECL

Crafty Drama will stage a full performance of ‘Our Kind of Music’ at the Mercury Theatre, on June 30 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £13.50 and can be purchased at the theatre box office, online or by telephone on 01206 573 948.

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