Romford Drama group aims to recreate British History on the stage

PUBLISHED: 16:52 07 June 2012 | UPDATED: 16:53 07 June 2012

The Loveable Rogues performing on the semi-final show

The Loveable Rogues performing on the semi-final show


»ARomford-based performing arts college will be staging their Made in Britain showcase later this month.

Colins Performing Arts Group (CPA) in North Street, Romford will be presenting feature pieces based on a collection of momentous events over the past century at the Kenneth More Theatre in Oakfield Road, Ilford on June 28 to June 30 at 7.30pm and a 3pm matinuee on the Saturday.

The events will include the sinking of the Titanic, WW1 and WW2, The roaring 20’s, Rock & Roll in the 50’s, The Fun Loving 60’s, The National Miners’ Strike of the 80’s and their very own interpretation of the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Katy Morris, CPA Course Co-Ordinator, said: “We put on a showcase every year to demonstrate what our students have achieved and show how they are developing their talents.”

“Our students enjoy creating a showcase for their friends, family and the public because it’s a combination of what they all love to do, it’s a collaboration of Musical Theatre.”

“There will be sign dancing choreographed by Mark Smith and a special singing performance of Betty Blue Eyes.”

The college has unleashed much talent including Jessie J, James Buckley, Frankie Sandford and Rochelle Wiseman from The Saturdays, as well as Britain’s Got Talent 2012 contestants The Loveable Rogues.

Ms Morris added: “We’ve had a lot of successful performers through our doors and just knowing that encourages our students and motivates them more.

“2012 is a busy year for Great Britain with the Queens Diamond Jubilee and with London hosting the Olympics.”

“We thought it only fair to pay homage to the wonderful and exciting isle on which we live.”

CPA offers a full-time three year diploma for ages 16+ and a part-time course is available on Saturday and Sundays.

Tickets cost £17.50 for adults and £12 for concessions.

For more information about the college and to book tickets for the showcase, please call 01708 766007 or visit

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