A united performance
PUBLISHED: 10:33 14 July 2014 | UPDATED: 10:33 14 July 2014
Local ladies Cherry and Emma went to see a production by United Theatre, a newly established theatre company touring venues across Warwickshire.
We love a bit of drama... well, we are a couple of Drama Queens after all!
Over the years, we have penned a short film, written a radio comedy and published a novel or two, so when we heard that a new theatre company was emerging in the area, we became terribly excited. We like nothing more than to support the local arts, so we grabbed ourselves a couple of tickets, put on some fancy clothes and set off to Kenilworth’s Sports & Social Club to see United Theatre’s debut performance of ‘Six’.
The United Theatre Company was established in 2013 by the very talented Clare Sykes, who also wrote and directed the play.
“As an actor myself, I know what a huge round of applause feels like; you have worked stupid hours for so long and you put everything you have into one performance that when the crowd claps or stands up it’s a massive relief to know that everything you did for the past four months has paid off. You can breathe again, you now have been given the energy, the lift you needed to go and do it all over again.” said Clare. “So I decided to go one step bigger and open up my own theatre company to pass on the love for theatre I have.”
Now that’s dedication, we do love a girl with gumption! Clare has managed to do everything in her spare time - no sitting in front of the telly eating biscuits of an evening (is that just us!) - so we were quite sure we were in good hands and the play didn’t disappoint.
The theatre setting was intimate allowing the performers to get up close and personal with the audience - a clever move on behalf of Clare we thought. The production didn’t need fancy scenery or a vast array of props either as the superb cast held our attention and led us through the twists and turns of this intriguing story, one minute making us laugh, the next reducing us to tears.
The strong script was conveyed with energy and passion from the cast, with each member giving a gripping and compelling performance; they really were outstanding and a joy to watch.
We’re sure United Theatre are on their way to great things and after this performance they surely do deserve it. One to watch, we salute you!