Ribcaged’s ‘look back’ over decade with cabaret

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Ribcaged Productions, the professional theatre group with strong Ribchester connections, will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in June and what better way to do so than by presenting a cabaret, showcasing many of their works to date from the “War Bus” through to “Wind in the Willows.”

The cabaret is set to be called RIBCAGED@10 and many familiar faces will be returning to make an appearance at what the group is hoping will be a fun filled event, not to be missed - with further information coming soon.

Another busy year is planned, and if it is anything like the last, there’s not stopping them. In 2014 they held after school clubs at more than 13 primary schools, performed in more than 11 venues across Lancashire, entertaining young and old alike - with more than 7000 people watching their shows. There was “The Bear Who Paints;” musical “Stop The Train;” the start of the Lancashire tour of “No Man’s Land;” the Young Professional Actors solved a murder mystery, displaying their talent at a spectacular “Showcase;” “A Dickensian Christmas” returned and Scrooge refused to share his humbugs at many local venues and Peter Piper, “The Pied Piper of Clitheroe” rescued the rats of the town with around 4,000 primary school children’s help.

“This year is planned to be bigger and bolder than ever before,” says the group. A Youth Theatre has started for 8-11 years olds at the United Reformed Church, Clitheroe; “Debt” is being performed at Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn tomorrow, Thursday, February 12 at 7.30pm and is currently touring schools; Ribcaged Youth Theatre, Longridge will be performing “No Man’s Land” on Thursday, March 5 at Longridge High School at 7pm; in the summer Ribcaged returns with old friends Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger and “Wind In The Willows” will go on tour; Ribcaged Young Professionals will present “The Tempest” in September; Ribcaged will be giving everyone a fright on Halloween across the UK, including the town where Bram Stoker was famously inspired to write his world famous novel - Dracula performing at Whitby Pavilion on November 6 and once the Christmas season is underway, the pantomime will be returning to The Grand and “A Dickensian Christmas” will be touring the North West.