Our YouTube Channel is Growing!

During the first lock down we created our very own YouTube channel to keep the arts flowing. Over the next year we wrote our own stories, poems and productions to be recorded for the channel, and we’ve been going from strength to strength!

We’ve recently surpassed 11,000 views for all of our videos so far totalling to almost 700 hours watch time, and in just over a year we’ve gained 107 subscribers and are steadily growing! If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out the channel! It’s jam packed with drama, comedy, passion and so much more!

We’re immensely proud of our achievements and we’re always planning ahead for more content for the channel, and now that lock down restrictions are being lifted somewhat, we’re planning some in person recording sessions. We have big plans for so many future series’ and we can’t wait to share them with you all!

A new take on a Christmas classic

VML are delighted to bring a freshly written piece by Helen A. Kiely, which brings the voices of the female characters from the Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’

Helen, who has been performing with VML since 2014 came up with this original idea to join forces with The Studio Widnes, and have the ladies in this tale, tell their story. It will be performed by fabulous local actors, and interspersed with carols and tableaux.

Christmas ….. too soon?

As with any good organisation, we tend to think ahead. With that in mind we are preparing our Christmas offerings.

We have a very special piece which is being currently written by one of our group participants, the very talented Helen A. Kiely, and which is in collaboration with the wonderful people at The Studio, Widnes.

We can’t give anything away just yet, but we can guarantee you will love it, and what’s more …… it will be free to watch! The play will be shown on our YouTube channel in December 2020, with links available on all of our usual social media pages.

Back in the act!

We are so happy to announce that our Drama groups will be returning!

We shall be bringing the Adult Drama group back in small sub groups, each working on a different project. Our Youth Drama will be split into two groups at different time slots. This way we can ensure that all of our participants can safely adhere to social distancing guidelines. If you would like more information, please contact us on one of our social media platforms, or get in touch with us by email on victoriamusicltd@gmail.com. We will be very pleased to help.

Love and Lies in Lockdown

Way back at the beginning of 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic erupted, CEO Rob Littler had an idea about a YouTube film called ‘Love and Lies in Lockdown’, all about the trials and tribulations of a family in crisis. After a conversation with VML Chairman Darren Gibbons, they came upon the idea of a weekly on line serial …….. and so it began.

Reaction to the series has been superb, with fans, who we have nicknamed ‘Lockies’ tuning in from the UK, South America and beyond to catch up with the latest installment.

The series is expected to run for 25 episodes and has been a new avenue for VML to explore, and one that all those involved have very much enjoyed.


It’s Liverpool, it’s 1986. Mike has confided in his best mate Tony about his sexuality, but struggles to be open for fear of his parents finding out. That is until he discovers a back street gay bar called ‘The Masquerade’, which opens up a whole new world to him. The story follows Mike’s journey into realising who he really is, alongside the antics of the staff and customers of ‘The Mazzy’

The cast recieved nightly standing ovations from audiences as they were taken through every emotion, from heart wrenching sorrow, to laugh out loud comedy.

Reece get’s the job!

Reece Moss, 15, has been given a new role within Youth Drama as the Youth Representitive, and will be working alongside current Youth Leader, Donna Robinson.

Reece, who has been with VML for some time has proved very popular with his peers in the group, and is the perfect choice to help mentor and steer the younger participants, under the guidance of Donna.

Well done Reece, we know you will be great!


Oh! Such a night, it really was such a night!

After months of dedicated rehearsals and work, VML Adults performed Swing ‘n’ The Blues on The Brindley stage on 4th November 2019.

With hits and classics from the genre, accompanied by superb costumes, and stunning lighting, the audience were up on their feet for the finale.

Once again VML Adults proved they are a force to be reckoned with in community theatre.



Masquerade! Dreams are made of emotion

VML are very proud to have been offered the chance to perform Masquerade, written by Laura Lees.

The cast of VML met with Laura at The Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool to get a real feel of the play from the lady who wrote it.

Masquerade is based on a true story, set in Liverpool in 1986, it is the tale of a young man’s journey of finding out who he really is after finding infamous gay bar ‘The Masquerade’.

The play is full of laugh out loud moments, tragedy and most of all …. hope.

Look out on our facebook page for ticket information. Performances are on 30th November and 1st December 2019.