As part of their Winter Season Chichester Festival Theatre will be hosting a performance called ‘Spotlight on the Edge’ to support our work. We talk to some of those involved about their motivation to use their talents to make a difference.
This will be an evening of fundraising through music, song and dance by some of the most talented children in our locality, coming together to make a difference to children globally.
The one-off cast of gifted local young people includes Chichester Festival Youth Theatre, Dance Innovation, Arabesque School of Performing Arts, West Sussex Music, Dance Industry and Chichester Music Academy.
Performers from Chichester Youth Theatre on the night will include cast members from their most recent production - A Christmas Carol, together with alumni and guests from The Big Little Theatre School in Bournemouth. Chichester Youth Theatre regularly use their talents to raise money for Children on the Edge and a spokesperson described how the performers “recognise how others in the world are not so fortunate and were thrilled to be invited to perform at this charity event to help raise funds”.
Debbie von Molendorff, of the Arabesque School of Performing Arts says “We have the ethos that children need to be children. It’s a privilege for our children to be part of a wonderful event ultimately helping other children, and for Arabesque to support a very worthy cause”.
From choirs to bands, singer-songwriters to dance performers the evening promises to be bursting with some of the best local talent the area has to offer, including a performance by widely acclaimed local singer-songwriter Isaac Waddington (photo below left).
Liz Finch of Littlehampton’s ‘Dance Industry’ says “Our school is based in the residence of the original Body Shop factory and Anita Roddick was always a supporter of the arts and our school, so we were thrilled to be ask to perform in support of the charity she founded, Children on the Edge. Further to this, we think that all children should have equal opportunities around the world, so are glad we can help raise funds to those who are in a less fortunate position than us”.
The performance will take place on the 24th January 2016 at 7.00pm and tickets are available now at £10 each via Chichester Festival Theatre. This promises to be a magical two hours of entertainment, so why not consider giving tickets as special present this Christmas?