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.

Masquerade

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.

 

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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.

 

 

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Blithe Spirit – hilariously spooky!

VML Adult Drama brought the Noel Coward classic, Blithe Spirit to The Brindley stage.

This was one of the most challenging productions we have performed, and one of the most rewarding. Everyone pitched in to make it a resounding success. From the actors on stage to those behind the scenes.

Audiences were not only impressed with the on stage action, but the dedication shown to the building of the set.

This play was proof that the classics remain alive and well.

Lovely Llandudno

VML Adults were treated to a day by the seaside by local community spirited coach firm Anthony’s Travel.

After lots of months of rehearsals in several different perfromance projects, this was the perfect opportunity for the team to kick back and relax, and it was all thanks to the kindness and support of Anthony’s Travel. anthonys1

Eithne Browne delivers acting masterclass

The wonderful acting powerhouse, Eithne Browne. famous for such roles as Mrs Johnstone in the London West End production of Blood Brothers, and of Crissy Rogers in Brookside, took time out of her busy schedule to visit VML Adult drama to deliver a masterclass in performance, as well as perfoming some of her most cherished pieces. The class were thrilled with her visit, and hope to have Eithne back with us one day soon.