Our talented drama group, Triple Threat, performed their annual show at the Theatre Royal in Margate last Sunday 30th July. The group are all adults with a learning disability, who attend the weekly club. Titled ‘There’s Always a Drama at Drama’, the show was devised entirely by the group themselves, on the theme of relationships with a dash of comedy and plenty of musical numbers in between.
The group have been preparing their numbers all year long. This year’s show was the first to be held at a professional venue, the Theatre Royal in Margate. The change in venue has had such a positive impact on the group, with the members being able to showcase their talents using lighting and sound effects.
The show was truly a hit amongst the crowd, raising a grand total of £666.10 through ticket sales as well as the raffle on the day. These funds will be allocated to the Thursday Drama Group for their next production. The Mayor of Margate, Cllr Mrs Rosamund Dixon and consort Mr Geoffrey Dixon attended on the day, alongside the Chair of Thanet District Council, Janet Falcon, they all agreed that it was an excellent performance.
Senior Support Worker, Maria Kourellias, said: “The show was amazing, the members were absolutely brilliant and their performance outstanding. The feedback received from the audience was that they thoroughly enjoyed it, it was emotional, funny and they can’t wait until next year’s show. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers, without whom the show could not go on!”
Triple Threat is a drama club for adults with a learning disability, it provides a creative outlet in which people can sing, dance and act! Taking place every Thursday from 4pm to 6pm, the club night is held at New Gateway House on Northdown Road in Margate. Entry is £3 and free for newcomers.