Enjoy a day of artistic talent in Stratford

PUBLISHED: 08:00 04 July 2015

Youth theatre group rehearsing their latest show Pic: Tomas Januska

Youth theatre group rehearsing their latest show Pic: Tomas Januska

(c)Tomas Januska,,

Would you like to travel to a land of talking animals and mythical creatures with a white witch as ruler for the last 100 years of deep winter?

Stratford Circus will be welcoming two upbeat shows to its stage next Saturday.

First, a youth theatre group will be performing The Liger, The Witch and the Ikea wardrobe - a unique adaptation of the famous fantasy novel The Lion, The Witch and the wardrobe.

Director, Ray Downing, said: “I’m looking forward to it and I will be there from the crack of dawn preparing everything.

“It’s going to be great fun, like always as well as very rewarding seeing everyone perform what they have rehearsed.”

The Liger, the witch and the Ikea wardrobe will be performed by the Stratford Circus youth theatre group which is made up of youngsters from around Newham.

Mr Downing added: “The show always goes on, even if someone is ill or get’s a surprise holiday from their parents or whatever it may be, that doesn’t stop the show with everyone supporting each other with everyone being equal on stage.”

The fantasy show will be followed by 3 Minutes.

In this show, which has also been directed by Mr Downing, adults with disabilities will have a chance to showcase their talents in front of an audience.

The production will give each participant three minutes of stage time to perform an act of their choice.

Mr Downing added: “It’s quiet different from what we normally do as my groups normally do big cheesy panto type performances.

“The audience are brilliant normally with them mainly being friends and family or local people who support the actors.”

The First show will start at 2pm, with the following starting at 5pm.

Tickets cost £2 per show,

For more information visit

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Newham Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Newham Recorder