Raven Drama Community project Powys
The Mysteries – What a Wonderful Day!
Diolch yn fawr! A huge thank you to all – to all on-stage, off-stage and to a superb audience!
As a group, we were overwhelmed with the unstinting support we had for our first Llangorse Community Performance Project outing with ‘The Wakefield Mysteries’ which took place with two performances on Saturday 28th April at the Llangorse Youth & Community Centre.
This couldn’t have happened without the support of our cast, but also in the background – wardrobe, refreshments, our chaperones looking after our younger cast…
We also raised £900 proceeds (as well as creating resources for the venue), which exceeded all our expectations – and these have gone to the Youth & Community Centre with a little earmarked for future productions. Donations were also made to Llanfihangel Talyllyn Community Hall and to the fund-raising event which took place at Llanwern, in aid of local Parish churches, over the weekend 16th and 17th June 2018.
We were joined for the afternoon first performance by Kirsty Williams AM:
"I thoroughly enjoyed watching the performance. It’s wonderful to see the community come together young and old to perform the play. I hope that I will have the opportunity to see future performances."
In a letter received from and on behalf of the Llangorse Youth and Community Centre, Melrose East wrote:
"It brought the whole community of Llangors, and beyond, together in a way that I have not seen for a very long time… We need things like this to bring communities together and put a smile on people’s faces! Congratulations on a magnificent production."
Here are some testimonials from the cast (we were a cast of almost 40 all told!):
"Taking part in the Mysteries was a great way for me as a 'new Llangorse resident' to get to know lots of the community folk, young and old together.."
Chris Demanuel (Angel)
"I was surprised by how much fun it turned out to be… It was an all-age production and lovely to have the children so engaged and I feel it was particularly rewarding for everyone who took part. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone of any age to take part in next time – it did me the power of good."
Gareth Jones (Lucifer / God / shepherd)
"I’ve made good friends and got to know people in my local community. Can’t wait until we all get together again and work on our next show!"
Sue Phair (Eve / tap dancing chorus member / John the Baptist / Gill / Joseph…)
"Absolutely humbled by the children in the cast. Their eagerness and excitement was overwhelming and their presence always a pleasure... Sign up us oldies for the next play cos’ we can’t wait to be in their gang again."
Noah & Uxor alias Laurence & Rose Snowden
"[Lynn] wanted it to be a community project and it certainly was. So good to meet more local people and make new friends."
Sheena Sheppard (Pilate / Shepherd)
FOCUS and HOPES: Our focus was to create a community project drawing together people from all walks of life. We certainlysucceeded here! We hoped to celebrate our community spaces as well as meet new people, forge new friendships and broaden our community network even further.
NEXT STEPS: To write our own! A collective community writing group plans to start up later this year, in September. We will belooking at creating a script chronicling the history of our lake communities.
Get in touch with Lynn if you could like to get involved in any way! Open to all.
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