Yesterday we were privileged to be entertained by many of our seniors, Lily-Beth representing our juniors (very ably), and Megan and Olivia who came along to perform and support our theatre group.
5 hours flew by as we were treated to many songs and dances from past shows, with festival dances, and songs from shows I know they would like to perform in the future.
There were too many amazing performances to mention. It was clear that the whole cast was having fun the whole day, and the energy levels never dropped (this may have been helped by the amounts raised by Shirley on Tuck and Emily on Cakes and Teas!). I have the feeling they could have performed for longer (No one mention this to Em J as she may want to do it again for longer).
I have always been proud of what the cast of RYT have achieved. Each show they have done has been amazing, and from shows and auditions it is always clear to us at RYT what a talented bunch they are. But at this event I have never felt prouder. The cast sang, danced and acted for 5 non stop hoursx brought the audience to tears on several occasions, but the enthusiasm, pure joy in performing and the fun they had on stage is the main thing that sticks in my mind. They have a real ownership of Risborough Youth (Job done!).
This event was cast driven, the brain child of Em Jenkins who organised the whole event, mainly from her holiday in Greece, and got everyone to rehearse and perform. She is a rising star in the world of Events Management. Thanks Em! Thanks to her efforts we have raised just short of £900.
Finally thanks to all the adults who were brought in to support the cast, everyone who came to watch, sponsored etc. Dick Whittington will be an amazing show thanks to all of you.