Llanelli theatre and singing groups set to light up Ffwrnes with three great shows
THREE of Llanelli's most talented theatre and singing groups are preparing to light up the Ffwrnes.
The Hywel Girls' Choir and Hywel Boy Singers, Llanelli Little Theatre and The Academy are all putting in the final preparations ahead of their performances over the next fortnight.
First up on Saturday at 7pm will be The Hywel Girls Choir and Hywel Boy Singers, who will present The Really Big Sing!
The event will see a giant chorus of eight choirs unite for a grand performance of 300 voices and musicians all in aid of Children In Need.
The group has promised giant choruses and sing-a-longs on the night that will include a performance from the 200 voice Great Welsh Male Chorus on top of songs from the group.
Award-winning Burry Port Town Band and soprano Adele O'Neill will also perform — all under the artistic direction of John Hywel Williams.
Then it will be the turn of Llanelli Little Theatre, who, following on from their successful run of Calendar Girls, will bring the much-loved story of The Vicar of Dibley to the Llanelli stage.
When 100 and something Vicar of Dibley passes away, Geraldine, a chocolate loving, rock and roll playing and completely non-traditional vicar, is not what the locals had in mind as a replacement.
The play, which is being directed by Kathy Bowen and takes place from 7.30pm on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, will portray how the most difficult aspect for the villagers to get to grips with is that the new vicar is a woman.
And last but not least, on Sunday, September 22 from 7.30pm, The Academy Theatre Group will grace the stage with their show Made On Broadway — A Gala Performance.
The two-and-a-half hour show will follow on from their production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which received rave reviews from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.
It will feature a five-piece band complete with 40 numbers from much-loved shows such as My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Maime and Showboat.
There will also be guest appearances from past names in the group, as well as Kidwelly Festival Choir and Sounds Original — which is led by the group's musical director Diane Williams.