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NEWS 21 December 2011

Snow White and the 7 Dwarves brings 2011 to a close in style!

As we approached Christmas, 2011 was brought to a cracking close with performances from both our Monday and Wednesday night drama groups.

Kicking the night off were John, Jacky, Paige, Josh, Heather and Owen of the Wednesday night group who performed a short improvised piece that they had devised during workshops with Lisa and Iain. The story told of a group of toys, Jack in a Box, Rag Doll, Barbie,Toy Soldier and Bear, who came to life to stop two burglers from stealing money from the Toy Shop they lived in. Congratulations must go to all involved as performances from the young people and the characters they played were fantastic.

Following this was an enchanting portrayal of the classic fairytale, Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. By far the longest performance that our Monday group have staged to date, superb performances from Courtney as the Wicked Queen, Rhianna as Snow White, Ollie as Prince Charming and Britney, Harry, Katie, Liam, Emily, Rosie and James as the 7 Dwarves really made it a special night.

With narration from Amber and Ellie, and a very confident Mirror played by Tyler, the group demonstrated how far they have come with a show that left the audience standing to show their appreciation.

The young people who access the FRCA's sessions often find themselves performing in front of audiences for the first time and tonight, judging by the smiles on their faces as they collected the applause, was an indication of the huge confidence boost they get from doing so.

A special thank you must go to our brilliant volunteers, Jonny, who played the Toy Shop owner, Sammie, who supported the 7 Dwarves throughout, Garry for being Garry, to Val and June and Hannah who help out every week, to all the RAPP staff, and to the people who turned up to support the wonderful young people we work with!

2011 has been another huge year for Freedom Road Creative Arts as we have continued to develop; provided more opportunities for more young people to engage with the Project and seen groups such as the the Freedom Road Collective and the Gleeks, establish themselves and entertain on a regular basis.

So that just leaves me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!