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It is nearly showtime. Our latest Christmas play is taking shape after weeks of hard work by our wonderful drama group, CDG (Carrie’s Drama Group) and their awesome leaders.
This year we have gone traditional with that favourite story by Dickens, A Christmas Carol. We have a great cast with a real mix of different ages and talents, and we feel sure you are in for a treat.
Producing the show hasn't been without its challenges, however. Devising a rehearsal schedule that can work around young people's various other commitments is almost impossible but our Youth Enabler, Karen Anderson, has worked small miracles to be flexible – and then losing our stage has also been quite a big problem.
Although we can use it for rehearsals, the idea of sharing a fully made-up set with the organ and regular church services was not a feat we wanted to attempt.
In the end we are extremely grateful to Devon Intermediate who have been so helpful and offered us their facilities.
So this year, expect the same fabulous production with live music and brilliant young people performing – but remember to come to Devon Intermediate. The advice is, bring a cushion - those benches are hard!
Tickets available from the Welcome Desk in the cathedral’s Hatherly Hall now. Performances on Friday 16 December, Saturday 17 December and Sunday 18 December, all at 6pm. Gold coin donation on the door and delicious refreshments available too.
See you there!
Suzy Allen, CDG leader