East Kent Mencap provide the drama at the Theatre Royal

Triple Threat on stage Photo Brian Whitehead

East Kent Mencap’s talented drama group, Triple Threat, performed their annual show at the Theatre Royal in Margate last Sunday.

The group are all adults with a learning disability, who attend the charity’s weekly club.

Titled ‘There’s Always a Drama at Drama’, the show was devised entirely by the group on the theme of relationships, with a dash of comedy and plenty of musical numbers in between.

Photo Brian Whitehead

The group have been preparing their numbers all year. This year’s show was the first to be held at a professional venue, the Theatre Royal in Margate. The change in venue had a positive impact on the group, with the members being able to showcase their talents using lighting and sound effects.

The performance was a hit with the crowd, raising £666.10 through ticket sales as well as the raffle on the day. The funds will be allocated to the Thursday drama group for their next production.

Mayor of Margate, Cllr Rosamund Dixon and consort Geoffrey Dixon attended on the day, alongside the Chair of Thanet District Council, Janet Falcon.

Photo Brian Whitehead

Senior Support Worker, Maria Kourellias, said:The show was amazing, the members were absolutely brilliant and their performance outstanding. The feedback received from the audience was that they thoroughly enjoyed it, it was emotional, funny and they can’t wait until next year’s show. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers, without whom the show could not go on!”

Triple Threat is a drama club for adults with a learning disability, it provides a creative outlet in which people can sing, dance and act.

Taking place every Thursday from 4pm to 6pm, the club night is held at New Gateway House on Northdown Road in Margate. Entry is £3 and free for newcomers.

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