Sunday, January 29, 2023

Well deserved standing ovation for Curtain Up Theatre Company

Hats off to the Curtain Up Theatre Company.
They received a well-deserved standing ovation at the end of their Saturday Night At The Movies show at Ffwrnes, Llanelli.
The evening featured some of the best loved songs from music and television, under the musical direction of Anne-Marie Marks and with choreography from Debbie Garratt.
The inimitable Denys Jenkins BEM (Denny Twp to Llanelli’s Panto fans) was the host with the most, with a rich repertoire of ‘true stories’ for his Ffwrnes fan club.
From the opening with the Drifters classic Saturday Night At The Movies, this was an evening where the cast enjoyed just as much as the audience.
And it was all in a good cause, with the proceeds from the night going to the Llanelli branch of Mind.
It was a night with plenty of highlights – Circle of Life, from the Lion King, Everything I Do, from Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, The Lakme Flower Duet, from True Romance, Unchained Melody, from Ghost, and Bring Him Home, from Les Miserables.
There were some belting medleys from Little Shop of Horrors and Mamma Mia and solo numbers which saw every member of the small (but very able) cast given their moment in the spotlight.
It was a team effort, under the inspirational leadership of the founder and director of Curtain Up, Mr John-Paul Jones, who has raised thousands of pounds for local charities over a number of years.
The cast was made up of Ann Benjamin, Liz Bevan, Jessica Davies, Stuart Davies, Gemma Jones, Peter Jones, Dayne Garratt, Debbie Garratt, Wade Garratt, Taylor Lewis, Sian Lodwig, Ben Thomas and Shannon Treharne.
The evening was filmed and anyone interested in ordering a DVD of the night can contact Gareth Williams, 11 Close Maes Isaf, Llangennech, SA14 8UX.

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