Viva Arts and Community Group
Creating exciting performing arts based opportunities for the local community
Viva spent a week under the sea with The Little Mermaid!
A huge congratulations to our cast and production team of The Little Mermaid. Four shows in three days with a cast of 70 aged 7-15 and what an amazing job you did. The feedback has been great and we are all already feeling the post Little Mermaid blues. Check out our reviews below as well as some of the photos. Well done to you all!
The Tale of Sweeney Todd...
What a week and what a show. Well done to all of those involved from cast, crew, band, front of house support and to our fantastic audiences. The feedback has been great and we are so pleased you all enjoyed it!
"From the opening vocals of “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd”, it was evident that this production had the right singers on board.... Also unmistakable from the beginning was evidence of a well-disciplined and well-rehearsed cast/collective." NODA
"This was the first time I have seen you all perform...fantastic cast and the songs were awesome. Well done everybody involved." Audience Member
"The ensemble supported the action particularly well with their strong unswerving voices and their wonderfully choreographed movements and the orchestra enhanced the singing and atmosphere admirably." Rosemary Westwell
"A fantastic show performed very professionally - an amazing challenge but a fabulous achievement well done to all" Audience Member
Photos by Mark at Spotted in Ely
See our full reviews below!
Viva welcomes new Patron!
Viva is proud to announce that Kerry Ellis has agreed to become one of the charity’s Patrons.
Kerry, who is looking forward to getting involved with Viva when work allows, said…
“It's a total pleasure to asked to be a Patron and I'm a big believer in supporting the arts in any way I can. I really believe in Viva and hope Viva continues to thrive and keep entertaining and educating.”
Kerry Ellis has become recognized as the First Lady of West End musicals from her starring roles in London and on Broadway, she has also achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist signed to Universal Decca with her debut album ‘Anthems’. Welcome to the Viva family Kerry!
Made in Dagenham show week is here!
Based on the 2010 BAFTA nominated film, this rowdy, stirring, thoroughly British comedy musical centres around the true-life events of the ford sewing machinists strike of 1968.
Made in Dagenham will be performed locally at The Brook, Soham before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Sunday 7th August to perform at Greenside Venues for six performances in total. Viva has been visiting the famous festival since 2005 when they first went with the show ‘Fame’ and to be returning to Greenside is like returning home every year. After returning from the Festival Made in Dagenham will then be hitting the ADC Theatre in Cambridge for three nights only from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th September. Bring it on! Book your tickets online today!