The Stargazers Drama Group technical team has moved into the Drama Studio at Denby’s John Flamsteed Community School to transform it into a traditional theatre.
This is for the production of Little Red Riding Hood, running on February 21-23.
The whole of the acting and production teams are drawn from the villages of Horsley, Denby and Kilburn.
Stage manager Bob Smith, says he has been looking forward to transforming the space: “The studio is a wonderful space for the teaching of drama, but I especially relish the idea of making it into a traditional theatre for a few days each year so local people can show off their acting, dancing and comedy skills. This year, the group has invested in new front curtains as the first step in upgrading our equipment.”
The production’s director Ray Rippingale, adds: “Everyone enjoys good homegrown entertainment.
“This year, the group has overcome all sorts of problems during our rehearsal programme including flooding and freezing up of our practice rooms, but nothing stops a Stargazers show.”
Red Riding Hood is played by Sian Wainwright and Prince Rupert by Eloise Hallsworth. The Big Bad Wolf is Mat Wainwright and Muddles is Kieran White.
The dance team consists of Chloe Gee, Stacey Deering, Emily Conheeney and Lizzie Booth. Other parts are taken by Sophie Haywood, Laura Barker, Ray Rippingale, Layla Cole, Megan Swift, Morgan Bennett, Jessica Patrick, Liam White, Karl White, Zoe Stannard, Paige Bennett, Maisy Shea, Anita Walker, Quin Gee, and Olivia Cusack.
Performances are at 7.15pm nightly, with a Saturday matinee at 3pm. Tickets are available at the door but may be reserved by calling 01332 780688.