Viva Arts and Community Group
Creating exciting performing arts based opportunities for the local community
Viva triumphs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
We have arrived home from a fantastic week away at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with two sell out shows and two 5 star reviews!
It has been a busy week for our cast and production members at the famous Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. We travelled with over 70 people from the cast, aged 15 and up, to the production team, volunteers, family, parents and friends for a week of musical fun with Half a Sixpence and Avenue Q. We returned to the venue Greenside where we first performed in 2005 with the show Fame.
It was a successful week and both casts were an absolute pleasure to have on board for the project. With some of our cast returning to the festival, after performing in past years, and the whole cast of Half a Sixpence being new to the scene they gave it everything they had and behaved like true professionals from beginning to the end. A big thank you to everyone who was involved in this huge production as without each and every one of you it could not have been a success.
We are always working hard to provide as many opportunities as possible to anyone who would like to be involved. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a chance to perform to a completely different audience as well as performing acapella on the Royal Mile and handing out leaflets to advertise your own shows. It is a great confidence booster and opportunity for the young people to get out and about and experience something new.
Check out some of our photos below taken by those who went on the trip! Are you interested in getting involved in Viva? Then read more on what we have coming up over the next 12 months.
NODA East Gala Awards
Viva swept the board at the NODA awards, District 4, on Sunday 10th May! Coming away with:
Upcoming shows and events
After the success of two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a performance at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge Viva are back! We have lots of exciting opportunities coming your way for anyone who would like to be involved including: backstage support, set building, costumes and props as well as getting on the stage to perform.
Viva is very excited to announce that our next youth production will be ‘Evita’! Are you aged 8+? Would you like a chance to take to the stage? Then come along to our 2nd round of open auditions on Thursday 8th October, 7pm-9pm, at the Performing Arts Centre, Soham Village College. No previous experience is needed and auditions are free to take part in.
Viva will be performing ‘Evita’ in March 2016 and not only will you be involved in weekly rehearsals but all the activities that surround the show including: a residential weekend away, activities such as fundraising and showcasing plus workshops with our creative teams.
Come along to auditions and find out what we are all about! If you would like to ask any question please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01353 722 228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more details on the roles in Evita and the running order of the Viva year.