Two shows a hit at the Edinburgh Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:45 30 August 2007 | UPDATED: 12:46 04 May 2010

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A TOURING group from Viva Theatre in Soham took two shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. After their 2006 success with Back to the 80s, the Greenside Theatre in Edinburgh asked the company to bring two shows to the 2007 stage. Fifteen actors

A TOURING group from Viva Theatre in Soham took two shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.

After their 2006 success with Back to the 80s, the Greenside Theatre in Edinburgh asked the company to bring two shows to the 2007 stage. Fifteen actors aged 16-25 performed A Little Shop of Horrors and Blood Brothers with a four-piece live band. Both opened to terrific support from the audience with some sell-out performances. Each production won three star reviews in theatre publication Three Weeks magazine.

"For most of the 16 and 17-year-olds, this was the first time that they had been to the Edinburgh festival" said Soham councillor Mike Rouse, a production team member at Viva.

"They couldn't believe the buzz up there. We did some taster performances on the Royal Mile and at one point they even introduced themselves to Neil and Christine Hamilton. They really did excel themselves.

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