Denton Variety Club & The Rising Stars
We are a village based group going back to the Second World War and earlier as a concert party, but launched in our present format some 30 years ago. Ever since then there has been at least one production a year. The normal pattern is for a show for adults (though younger members normally join in as well) which spans three nights in mid-February, half-term week. Typically it is a pantomime but reviews have also been staged. Rehearsals begin after Christmas and a great deal of fun is had by all. In addition a production for younger people, the “Rising Stars”, is usually staged in the autumn.
The “D.V.C.”, as it is called, is held together by a small committee who meet two or three times during the year. The AGM is normally held in April at which everyone interested in being on-stage or assist the vital backstage crew, is welcome. Also watch out for posters around the village and in the parish magazine. “Don’t worry about stage fright — come along for a really good time.”
The junior section is for young people up to the age of 16. It was set up to encourage children of any age to take an interest in drama and music. All Denton children are welcome, and parents are encouraged to become involved.
Details of all productions and other activities appear in the Parish News and on this website.
- Chair – Sam Norfolk
- Vice-Chair – Mike Fitzgerald
- Secretary – Denise Grant, 01508 482598
- Treasurer – Richard Carden
The AGM was held, later than usual, on Monday 10th October.
The Rising Stars have been re-launched with a slightly different format from the past; hopefully more convenient for families.
The Club meets on Sunday afternoons at Denton Village Hall from 3.00 - 4.15. There will be terms of 5 or 6 weeks followed by a break of 2 or 3 weeks.
The second term started on Sunday 5th March and meetings will continue as follows:
March 12th, 19th, 26th.
April 23rd, 30th.
May 7th, 14th, 21st.
June 11th, 18th, 25th.
July 2nd, 9th.
August 6th, 13th, 20th.
September 10th, 17th, 24th.
October 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd.
The age range for the group is broadly 3 - 11 years but older or younger children may attend by negotiation. Under 7s must be accompanied by an adult.
This is not an open drama club; there is no charge to those attending but parental support is expected. Any child with connections to Denton may attend.
It is intended to produce a small show at the end of the October half term.
More information from Gill Hipwell - email@example.com Tel: 788188.
The Club in action!
Adult Show – The Panto
2017 saw a return to a traditional Pantomime but with a new theme! This was "The Three Musketeers"
which was performed on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 16th, 17th and 18th February.
Further information, including a review, is available in the Club History Section..
Further information on all previous productions, including cast lists etc., appear in our DVC History Section.