Viva Arts and Community Group
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Show week is here!
Kerry Hibbert and Rowan Maulder will both be starring in our production of 'Educating Rita' and they cannot wait to take to the stage with this well known classic.
Kerry, who will be playing Rita, says: "The reason I auditioned for this role was because Rita is such a fascinating, fun character to play and a challenge. I've enjoyed learning a new accent for the role and I'm looking forward to all the 80's clothes!" Kerry has been involved in many Viva shows since joining back in 2000 and in the summer of 2016 went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the cast of 'Avenue Q' playing the role of Christmas Eve.
Rowan will be playing the role of Frank. Many of you would have seen Rowan in previous Viva productions such as 'Pride & Prejudice' when he played the dashing Darcy and then most recently in 'A Christmas Carol' where he played the role of Bob Cratchit. "I suspect that unlike my stage colleague Kerry who is playing Rita I can still fondly remember seeing the film when it first came out. It's one of those films that stuck out in the eighties. The stage version is a more compact production than the film but hopefully just as funny and arguably more focused on their slightly odd relationship. Clearly I have masochistic tendencies but I couldn't resist the challenge of playing Professor Frank Bryant."
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