February Stars

Thanks to Mark Williamson and Kev Pickering for helping to move the Hamlet scenery

Thanks to Paul Couzens-McCue for the loan of his amazing lights for the Top of the Pops workshop

Thanks to the Brindley staff for their quick action when our Hamlet took a turn!


Family Quiz Night 3rd March

Thanks to one of our fundraising volunteers Terri Taylor for organising a fundraising family quiz night at the Bridge View Sports Bar, Runcorn.

It’s a night of family fun and games to raise money for our VML group, whose next performance will be Curtain Up Light The Lights at the Brindley in June.

Entrance is £2 for adults and £1 for children, payable on the door.

Friday 3rd March – 7pm.

Peter Pan Goes Pop!

We are pleased to announce that after the success of Evacs our next Youth Drama production will be Peter Pan Goes Pop! at the Bridge View Sports Bar on Friday March 31st 2017 at 7pm

The pantomime has been adapted from the JM Barrie classic by Michael Clarke and Lexi Littler and will feature music and drama from the Youth Drama and Vocalise groups.

Tickets will be on sale on the door and are priced at £5 for adults and £2 for children with all profits going towards the next Youth Drama production.



Hamlet returns to the Brindley

Following the abandoned Friday show and cancelled Saturday we are pleased to announce that both performances have been re-booked at the Brindley for March 10th and 11th. The Saturday 11th show is a re-schedule from Friday and all tickets have been allocated. The Friday 10th show still has limited tickets available, please email us if you would like tickets.

If you have a ticket for the cancelled Saturday performance it will be accepted on the door on Friday 10th March. If you had a ticket for the Friday performance which was abandoned and you have not been contacted by us please email so that we can allocate you a ticket to the Saturday 11th March show.

VML would like to thank our audience members for their patience and re-assure them that Ryan McDonald (Hamlet) is fit and healthy again! The cast cannot wait to see you for the re-scheduled performances at the Brindley.

Revised Cast List

Hamlet – Ryan McDonald
Claudius – John Bazley
Gertrude – Claire Choat
Ophelia – Helen Kiely
Laertes – Michael Clarke
Polonius – Mike Bignall
Ghost – Darren Gibbons
Horatio – George Rees
Rosencrantz – Kirsty Walker
Guildenstern – Martina Keith Stewart
Player King / Priest – Lee Norward-Green
Player Queen – Lisa Bazley
Francisco – Kim Clarke
Marcellus – Gaynor O’Grady
Bernardo/Voltemond/Cornelius – Jenna Highfield
Clown – Reece Moss Doyle

VML kids are Top of the Pops!

Our latest half term workshop was a great success as we welcomed over 25 children to take part in a free Top of the Pops themed music and dance performance.

There were a few changes to the normal Saturday night performance as we set up a TOTP style catwalk in the church hall with an amazing light set up supplied by one of our VML members. Thanks Paul!

The children were coached in singing, dance and performance at daily sessions throughout the week, with a big Saturday night performance. The participants performed music by The Beatles, Queen, Adele, Abba and many more.

Our next workshop is High School Musical in the May half term, from May 29th to June 3rd. If you would like to take part please contact us.