Newport group to stage Witches of Eastwick

South Wales Argus: PREPARATION: Cast members in rehearsals for The Witches of Eastwick. (6215870) PREPARATION: Cast members in rehearsals for The Witches of Eastwick. (6215870)

A GWENT musical theatre group are changing the mould when it comes to amateur theatre as they prepare for their latest production before losing any more members to top drama schools.

WAWWA are currently in rehearsals for their latest production, The Witches of Eastwick.

Founder and director, Jay Coleman, said: “It’s an incredibly cleverly written story. We are really proud to have a lot of the old gang back. It’s a stunning cast. And they really do fly.”

The 45-year-old from Cwmbran founded the company 18 years ago. He said: “I fell into WAWWA by accident. I did a charity concert in the Congress and that first production was called We are what we are.”

And he hasn’t looked back since. Mr Coleman also founded Musical youth UK, which has nine hubs.

“Musical theatre is my life.”

The group rehearse weekly in Pontnewydd in Mount Pleasant Hall and put on two shows a year. Previous cast members have gone on to now work on the West End, in Les Misérables and Jersey Boys. Many members have gone on to prestigious drama schools including Urdang, Guildford School of Acting, East 15, Laine and Mountview Academy.

Mr Coleman said: “It’s definitely a group to join if you want to further your career. We work with a lot of professionals. We don’t just make do, we produce everything to a high standard.

This is not amateur theatre as you know it. I get people come up to me after performances and say I can’t believe what I just watched was am dram.”

Linda Urrutia has helped out with the club for a few years, after her daughter Alice was a cast member before getting a place at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

She said: “If your heart’s in the theatre then WAWWA is the place to come.

“We’ve got two shows coming up. Rent in September and then Ghost in 2015.”

The group which was originally just for youth has recently opened up to all ages.

“Many of our youth wanted to stay on or come back.”

The school have auditions, but as long as you can sing, they’ll teach you the dancing and acting, says Ms Uruttia.

The show is in the Dolman Theatre, May 28-31. Visit wawwa.co.uk

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10:21am Wed 21 May 14

displayed says...

So pagan Newport puts on a pagan play, kinda neat init!

Has anyone read the synopsis on this paganistic, adulterous, violent offering to the dear ole folks of Newport!

From Act 1;
"They discuss music and have a wild and sexual cello/violin duet which ends in the cello playing by itself and a massive musical and actual **** ("Waiting For The Music To Begin").
"It’s only when Sukie arrives and sees Alex and Jane that all three realise that Darryl has been sleeping with all of them."
"Felicia starts to throw up…a tennis ball, a bracelet and some feathers."

Act 2
"Darryl bumps into Felicia and Clyde. He taunts her and she vomits a cherry pit"
"Felicia pulls Clyde’s tie into the waste disposal unit and turns it on.........
"The wedding begins but the Witches appear and, using a voodoo doll of Darryl they begin attacking him ("The Wedding"). Vowing revenge, Darryl is thrown back to Hell in a fireball and the church collapses."

Entertainment, there aving a giraffe!

Dont have nightmares folks...............
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So pagan Newport puts on a pagan play, kinda neat init! Has anyone read the synopsis on this paganistic, adulterous, violent offering to the dear ole folks of Newport! From Act 1; "They discuss music and have a wild and sexual cello/violin duet which ends in the cello playing by itself and a massive musical and actual **** ("Waiting For The Music To Begin"). "It’s only when Sukie arrives and sees Alex and Jane that all three realise that Darryl has been sleeping with all of them." "Felicia starts to throw up…a tennis ball, a bracelet and some feathers." Act 2 "Darryl bumps into Felicia and Clyde. He taunts her and she vomits a cherry pit" "Felicia pulls Clyde’s tie into the waste disposal unit and turns it on......... "The wedding begins but the Witches appear and, using a voodoo doll of Darryl they begin attacking him ("The Wedding"). Vowing revenge, Darryl is thrown back to Hell in a fireball and the church collapses." Entertainment, there aving a giraffe! Dont have nightmares folks............... ....... displayed
  • Score: -8

10:41am Wed 21 May 14

dariant says...

displayed wrote:
So pagan Newport puts on a pagan play, kinda neat init!

Has anyone read the synopsis on this paganistic, adulterous, violent offering to the dear ole folks of Newport!

From Act 1;
"They discuss music and have a wild and sexual cello/violin duet which ends in the cello playing by itself and a massive musical and actual **** ("Waiting For The Music To Begin").
"It’s only when Sukie arrives and sees Alex and Jane that all three realise that Darryl has been sleeping with all of them."
"Felicia starts to throw up…a tennis ball, a bracelet and some feathers."

Act 2
"Darryl bumps into Felicia and Clyde. He taunts her and she vomits a cherry pit"
"Felicia pulls Clyde’s tie into the waste disposal unit and turns it on.........
"The wedding begins but the Witches appear and, using a voodoo doll of Darryl they begin attacking him ("The Wedding"). Vowing revenge, Darryl is thrown back to Hell in a fireball and the church collapses."

Entertainment, there aving a giraffe!

Dont have nightmares folks...............

.......
I've heard that Wawwa will be performing a more tasteful rendition of the piece due to younger members being in the cast, also that it will be an outstanding, unmissable performance.
Seeing this show is a must, don't miss out folks.
DT
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: So pagan Newport puts on a pagan play, kinda neat init! Has anyone read the synopsis on this paganistic, adulterous, violent offering to the dear ole folks of Newport! From Act 1; "They discuss music and have a wild and sexual cello/violin duet which ends in the cello playing by itself and a massive musical and actual **** ("Waiting For The Music To Begin"). "It’s only when Sukie arrives and sees Alex and Jane that all three realise that Darryl has been sleeping with all of them." "Felicia starts to throw up…a tennis ball, a bracelet and some feathers." Act 2 "Darryl bumps into Felicia and Clyde. He taunts her and she vomits a cherry pit" "Felicia pulls Clyde’s tie into the waste disposal unit and turns it on......... "The wedding begins but the Witches appear and, using a voodoo doll of Darryl they begin attacking him ("The Wedding"). Vowing revenge, Darryl is thrown back to Hell in a fireball and the church collapses." Entertainment, there aving a giraffe! Dont have nightmares folks............... .......[/p][/quote]I've heard that Wawwa will be performing a more tasteful rendition of the piece due to younger members being in the cast, also that it will be an outstanding, unmissable performance. Seeing this show is a must, don't miss out folks. DT dariant
  • Score: 4

11:12am Wed 21 May 14

threeangels says...

displayed wrote:
So pagan Newport puts on a pagan play, kinda neat init!

Has anyone read the synopsis on this paganistic, adulterous, violent offering to the dear ole folks of Newport!

From Act 1;
"They discuss music and have a wild and sexual cello/violin duet which ends in the cello playing by itself and a massive musical and actual **** ("Waiting For The Music To Begin").
"It’s only when Sukie arrives and sees Alex and Jane that all three realise that Darryl has been sleeping with all of them."
"Felicia starts to throw up…a tennis ball, a bracelet and some feathers."

Act 2
"Darryl bumps into Felicia and Clyde. He taunts her and she vomits a cherry pit"
"Felicia pulls Clyde’s tie into the waste disposal unit and turns it on.........
"The wedding begins but the Witches appear and, using a voodoo doll of Darryl they begin attacking him ("The Wedding"). Vowing revenge, Darryl is thrown back to Hell in a fireball and the church collapses."

Entertainment, there aving a giraffe!

Dont have nightmares folks...............

.......
The same could be said be said for many shows however you choose to victimize this one?
Please don't belittle the hard work people have put into this show just because you dont agree with the content. Not everyone will but its one thing to have an opinion and another to post it for everyone to see and hurt people. Its no wonder you havent declared your name.

Please come and watch witches of eastwick...its a brilliant show.
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: So pagan Newport puts on a pagan play, kinda neat init! Has anyone read the synopsis on this paganistic, adulterous, violent offering to the dear ole folks of Newport! From Act 1; "They discuss music and have a wild and sexual cello/violin duet which ends in the cello playing by itself and a massive musical and actual **** ("Waiting For The Music To Begin"). "It’s only when Sukie arrives and sees Alex and Jane that all three realise that Darryl has been sleeping with all of them." "Felicia starts to throw up…a tennis ball, a bracelet and some feathers." Act 2 "Darryl bumps into Felicia and Clyde. He taunts her and she vomits a cherry pit" "Felicia pulls Clyde’s tie into the waste disposal unit and turns it on......... "The wedding begins but the Witches appear and, using a voodoo doll of Darryl they begin attacking him ("The Wedding"). Vowing revenge, Darryl is thrown back to Hell in a fireball and the church collapses." Entertainment, there aving a giraffe! Dont have nightmares folks............... .......[/p][/quote]The same could be said be said for many shows however you choose to victimize this one? Please don't belittle the hard work people have put into this show just because you dont agree with the content. Not everyone will but its one thing to have an opinion and another to post it for everyone to see and hurt people. Its no wonder you havent declared your name. Please come and watch witches of eastwick...its a brilliant show. threeangels
  • Score: 4

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