Building relationships through drama
Themba Theatre (pronounced with a silent 'h') has been running at Jubilee Church since 2002. We aim to build relationships through drama and also to raise money for Watoto Childcare Ministries
throough our productions. Themba means hope
and by raising money for Watoto we help to provide hope for orphans in Uganda.
By 2014 Themba Theatre had raised over £12,000 and in August of that year, a team from Themba went to Uganda to help dig foundations for a dormitory at Lubbe farm
where Watoto teach the skills needed for farming. Whilst there we visited the Bullrushes
baby home, Living Hope
for vulenrable women, and Suubi Children's village
. This inspired us all and we aim to take another team out within the next ten years.
Previously we have worked with large casts of children aged between 10 and 16, putting on big musical productions including Bugsy Malone, Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver, Fame and Beauty & the Beast Jr; through these we hope that our cast members, have fun, create great performances and enjoy being part of a team working towards a common goal. Currently our cast are aged 10-12.
Our most recent show (July) was ‘Barnum’, and we'll soon begin rehearsals for our pantomime, Aladdin, which will be on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December at 7pm at the Jubilee Centre. Our next large-scale production will be at Walton playhouse in May half term.
If you would like to get involved with performing, any technical sides of theatre or help with costumes please do get in touch