Summer Show Rehearsals

We’re well into rehearsals for the Thursday show, and we’ve all been having great fun learning the new routines. I took my camera to this week’s rehearsal, so here’s a sneaky peek at some of the things we’ve been up to:

No  wartime show would be complete without the Forces Sweethearts.

The boys working on a brand new routine.

The whole cast learning some new choreography.

And finally, I’ve been making some interesting props. Can you guess what this is going to be?

 

The shows take place in Llandudno town hall over the summer, and all proceeds go to Happy Faces Children’s Charity. The provisional date for the first show is the 10th of May, and it will run every Thursday until the beginning of October.

Llandudno Summer Shows 2012

We haven’t posted much for a while, as the start of the year is always quiet, but things are beginning to get busy again now.

We’re very pleased to be able to tell you that we’ll be taking part in Happy Faces’ summer season in Llandudno town hall again this year. This will be our fourth year as part of the shows, and we’re really looking forward to them.

Happy Faces do a lot of work for disabled and disadvantaged children across North Wales, and we’re always glad to be able to help them.

 

2009 was our first season with Happy Faces, when we were in their variety show, Seaside Follies.

In 2010 we took part in both of their summer shows: the Seaside Special variety show, and for the first time we were in their 1940s/nostalgia show, Happy Days Are Here Again.

Happy Faces asked us back in 2011, and we took part in Seaside Special once more, and their new 1940s show, Remember the Times.

Over the last few weeks the cast and the producers have been meeting to decide what is happening in this year’s Thursday show. As always, it will be a 1940s/nostalgia show. We are planning a selection of new songs and sketches, but we’ll still be keeping in some of the old favourites from previous years.

There are a few cast changes this year, with one new member, and two old members rejoining us.  Rehearsals started last week, and it’s so nice to be working with everyone again. It’s always strange when the season finishes and we don’t see all our friends every week, so it’s great to be back with them all.

The provisional dates for this year’s shows are every Wednesday from the 2nd of May to the 3rd of October for the variety show, and every Thursday from the 3rd of May to the 4th of October for the 1940s show.

Tickets are not yet on sale, but we’ll be sure to tell you as soon as they are available.

Wales Rally GB – Opening Ceremony in Conwy

costroThis years’ Wales Rally GB starts in Llandudno on Thursday the 10th of November, with the official opening ceremony taking place in on the Quay in Conwy at approximately 5:56pm

There will be free entertainment, including our medieval mages, Costro and Eleri who will once again be sharing their magic on the Quay between 4 and 8pm.

Read more about the rally on the Wales Rally website

Summer Spectacular – Theatr Colwyn Friday 7th of Octobar

This Friday Elemental will be performing at the newly refurbished Theatr Colwyn. The theatre has recently reopened after refurbishment, as detailed in this BBC News article.

The show stars Chenille duo, Crazy Catz stars of the future and Wil Ty Hapus as the compere.

We will be doing two spots in the show, one in each half. Our second act will be an extended version of the routine that won the manipulation award at the recent International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring convention in Southport.

Tickets cost £6 (£5 for concessions), and all proceeds will go to Happy Faces Children’s Charity.

www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk/shows

Living History on Conwy Quay – 13th & 14th of August 2011

Costro's World of Magicka and MysticismJoin Costro Yanos Maythew and Eleri Endall as they share their magic with you. The mage and his apprentice have travelled the world, seeing many strange sights, and meeting great magicians.

On the 13th and 14th of August, they will be on the Quay in Conwy, sharing the wonders that they have seen and discovered on their journey.

Click here for more information.