Spirit Youth Group, Cheddington

Beautiful Beasties at the Village Hall

Rehearsals will soon be underway at Spirit Youth Group for their next big musical production, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Some of the most talented children from Cheddington and surrounding area will be performing this timeless show, which promises to provide plenty of songs and dances and some great special effects, on 22 and 23 June at the village hall. 

The group, currently comprising 34 members between the ages of 7 and 16, are led by local drama enthusiasts Colin Bryer, Ian Hale, Becky Curtis, Sally Ann Wignall, Emily Nayler and Karen Chapman.

Spirit puts on a full scale production every year at the Village Hall. Previous productions include Bugsy Malone, Peter Pan, Treasure Island and Arabian Nights. Throughout the year members enjoy games and improvisations that encourage self-confidence, teamwork, discipline, quick-thinking, self-expression, good communication, creativity and much more. 

Established in 1995, Spirit meets every Wednesday in term time at the village hall, between 6.30 and 8.00pm. The group is fortunate to have a host of talented adults who help to put on the shows. Some are parents and many are involved with CADS, Cheddington Pantomime Group, MASH and other local drama societies. 

Young people are welcome to visit and see whether they would like to become full members, although there is usually a waiting list. Spirit is always on the lookout for adults to help with everything from set building to make-up. 

Contact Colin on 07817 847099 or Ian on 07734 958745 to discuss. 

Previous productions:

1996 The Phantom Tollbooth
1997 The Demon Headmaster
1998 Afterglow (one hour film)
1999 Henry X Part VII
2000 Comedy Review
2001 A Soldier’s Story / Unfortunate
2002 Percy the Performing Pig
2003 Hijack Over Hygenia
2004 Mr Macaroni & the Exploding Pizza Pie
2005 Hot Cakes / Ghost Writer
2006 A Thousand Cranes / Snow White
2008 Sweeney Todd Shock and Roll Show
2009 Alice – The Musical
2010 Treasure Island (Musical)
2011 Its A Panto, Jim – But Not As We Know It
2012 Arabian Nights (Musical)
2013 Olivia! (Musical)
2014 Bugsy Malone
2015 That’s The Spirit! (Christmas review)
2016 Peter Pan The Musical
2017 Mystery at Magpie Manor / Ghost of an Ending 
2018 Alice the musical
2019 The Wizard of Oz
(2020/21 closure due to Covid)
2022 Treasure Island The Musical
2023 Oliver! 

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