The Very Nice Production Company puts on varied entertainment shows (including music, dance and drama), cabaret ball's and other fund raising events to help raise money for Hope House Childrens Hospice.
We welcome any support offered - please do get in touch!
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A MESSAGE ABOUT VPNC FROM TRACY KNOWLES, PRODUCER
Our beginnings are very humble, and can be traced back to a very disillusioned, but life defining moment back in early 2008. I have always loved the stage, drama and music, and was already a cast member in a local group. However, as in many musical societies, the opportunities to shine are limited to the number of parts available and very often that can be just a select few parts for a select few people.
I believe that everyone has a talent, and that everyone should have a chance to fulfil their dreams, no matter what their stenghts. I wanted to create the perfect musical society, where everyone has a part to play and knows they are an important piece of the whole process. I always feel that every single member, whether acting onstage or behind the scenes, front of house or even selling tickets, is a vital piece of the jigsaw.
When we all come together to perform the show, we can, and do, create an amazing picture, that includes every single piece. Take a piece away, however small, and its not the same picture. !!! something will always be missing.
We cannot stay together as a whole permanently, and just as we have to dismantle a completed jigsaw to put away for another day, so we also have to dismantle each and every show after we have performed it. The most important thing in this process is knowing the importance of every piece, nurturing it carefully and finding the next new place for it in a New Show! This is our ethos and we are very proud of it.
And so, back in early 2008, in a moment of madness, with No Cast, No rehearsal facilities, and No Show, I telephoned the Marches School Theatre and Booked a Three Night performance!!!
It was incredible, how after that brief call, things just began to snowball, and with the help of some very dear friends, who were willing to take a chance and give it their all, we have come to be where we are today.
With thousands of pounds already given to Hope House in Oswestry, this year, we have been able to assist in the raising of money to purchase a Water Bowser for the Kibera Slum in Nairobi. We have been able to help raise money by performing for a Cancer Research Charity evening. We have performed in a number of local events, including the Snowman Run, Moreton Park Garden Centre, and this year, we are discussing the possibility of performing in local nursing and retirements homes.
After starting out with a modest 16 people, we are now an amazing 34, with ages ranging from just 3yrs old to 75 years old.
I never cease to be stunned by the personal growth and talent that seems to emerge from these fascinating people. Their energy, enthusiasm and commitment is quite breathtaking at times and the whole group has become my greatest delight.
It is our intention to continue to do as much as we can to help the local community, whilst bringing you the very best that we can, in song, dance, drama, and comedy for many years to come.
We could not continue to do these great works without your continued support and enthusiasm for what we do.
Quite simple we offer you our deepest thanks and gratitude
From the bottom of our hearts xx
Member since: 10th July 2012
A quick introduction - I'm John Waine, Director of TheBestOfOswestry. Having lived in this beautiful area for around 20 years now, I have decided to stay. :)
With kind thanks