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.

Youth Drama – The kids love it!

As Chairman of VML, I like to keep my finger on the pulse, and decided to pay a ‘fly on the wall’ visit to our Youth Drama Group.

VML Youth Drama is ably run by our volunteer Donna Robinson who pre-plans the group excersises ready for her eager army of participants, that came pouring through the doors full of excitement.

On the evening I attended, there were 4 brand new members, so Donna started off with some fun ice breakers, and soon had the new kids and our regulars laughing. Next came a bit of improvisation. The gang were split into groups and had to chose one item from a bag. They then had to go away for ten minutes and come up with a script using the item that they had picked. One of the items was a toilet roll, which was scripted into an hilarous advertisment for cleanliness. Another item was a gentleman’s neck tie, which became a dangerous snake.

Then there were the tongue twisters! Part of performance is learning how to annunciate and project the voice. Donna and CEO Rob Littler presented some tongue twisters, with comical results, and had myself and all of our youths in hysterics.

I learned that our Youth Drama group is ticking along very nicely indeed. Donna has made it a fun filled learning environment. I saw the new members come into the room a little shy, and leave the room at the end of the session having made new friends, gaining a little more confidence, and looking forward to the following week.

I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.


Let’s get Quizzical!

The first annual VML quiz night was a roaring success. The venue was packed and we raised vital funds enabling us to carry on our work in community projects.

A huge thank you to all who attended, and well done to ‘The Smartini’s’ who came top of the leaderboard.

Do you think you can beat them? Come and have a go next year at the second VML quiz night. quiz2019

AGM 2019

Our AGM took place on Saturday 13th April, and cemented our work in the Halton community for another year.

There were some changes to the board. We said goodbye to Lisa Littler, Sara Gillies, and Michael Clark and thank them for their support that got VML where we are today.

We welcome new trustees Eileen Felton and Helen Jenkinson, both who are passionate about VML and are raring to go and be involved in our projects.

Our board for 2019 is as follows.

CEO – Robert Littler
Chairman – Darren Gibbons
Secretary – Lynne Clark
Finance – Claire Barker
Fundraising – Eileen Felton
Trustee – Keith Walker
Trustee – Helen Jenkinson

Thank you to all of our wonderful VML supporters. Your continued backing enables us to carry on with our vital projects in the Halton community.

Community Arts for All

Here at VML, not only do we produce quality, stand out performances, but all of our profits go straight back into the local community.

We provide you with our very own ‘Friends’ group for people who enjoy the company of others, where you can participate in arts & crafts, have a cuppa, a spot of lunch, and a good old chat.

Little Treasures, giving valuable social time to toddlers and their guardians.

Free workshops to keep your children entertained, whilst gaining performance skills during the school holidays.

Community singing nights, where there is no performance pressure, just a great big sing.

Plus we have community cohesion with other local groups and businesses alike. vmlcplogo

Of Mice and Men 21st – 23rd February 2019

The reviews are in

Valerie Shiels I was lucky enough to be in the audience last night. The performance was Sold Out! Superb acting from everyone. I was holding my breath at the final scene 😢 I could not believe it when I heard some of the cast were making their acting debut with VML 😮 You were all amazing. Congratulations!
Diane Carroll Came to see the play last night and was absolutely blown away by the quality of the performance, particularly Darren as Lennie – immensely talented man! Ryan was also superb as George. I cried at the end and don’t believe I was alone in this! Many congratulations to all involved on a fantastic production! I’ll be following you on FB and look forward to your next project!
Kerry Berrisford Brilliant… brought my children yesterday…. as my eldest has just finished doing it for G.C.S.E English. They really enjoyed it…. everyone loves Lenny xx