Themba Theatre (pronounced with a silent 'h') has been running at Jubilee Church since 2003. 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.
We perform two musical productions a year - one in December and one in May, with a cast of children aged between 9 and 12.
Our most recent production was All Shook Up, Young@part
, full of rock and roll Elvis Presley Songs.
Our maximum cast number is 40.
We audition for new members before the start of each show, but can only take new children if we have space to do so. (This is more likely to be in June when the eldest cast members have left.)
Rehearsals have now begun for our next main show, Scrooge
, which will be at 7pm on 7th and 8th December, at Chertsey Hall, Heriot Rd, Chertsey KT16 9DR. All proceeds go to Watoto. Scrooge
is taken right out of the pages of Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean old miser who is visited by three ghosts who help him see the error of his ways. It will be a fantastic start to the Christmas season, to get young and old alike into the Christmas spirit!
If you would like to get involved with any technical sides of theatre or help with costumes please also get in touch: email@example.com.
Or contact us here