Northstar Centre’s Way up North Drama group had feet stamping and hands clapping at their performance of “Grease” held on Tuesday 31 July at the Black and Gold, Shielfield Park in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
With a cast of 18 people, the Glitz and Glamour of the pink ladies and the mechanics was the order of the day for the service users of Berwick’s Northstar Centre. The group belted out well-known songs such a as “look at me I’m Sandra Dee’, summer nights and of course ‘Greased Lightning’
The performance also included Northstar’s own drumming groups The Shindiggers and Phoenix
The Northstar Way up North group was formed in 2005 with an aim to help stop bullying which ruins lives. They are a small group but have worked very hard to get their anti -bullying messages circulated to other groups and organisations.
The Northstar centre provides 35 day care places for adults with learning disabilities. The drama group is one activity undertaken at the centre gives people a way in which they can act out everyday life situations.
Councillor Ian Lindley, executive member for adult care, health and wellbeing said “Music and drama is an essential activity which is taught at the Northstar centre. It enables performers to gain confidence and explore their creativity. The group as well as the staff at the centre are to be applauded for their excellent efforts.”
The drama group finished off by thanking all their sponsors( without whose help there would not have been a show). A Big thank you goes out to all community sponsorship-Fantasy Prints, Black and Gold, general Mills. Leipers entertainment, Dr Scott Richardson, Borderline Tattoo collective, Kate at the venue, Derek Szoneberg and local businesses who donated prizes.
Councillor Jim Smith, Chairman of Northumberland County Council, who attended the event in the morning said “ The group gave an outstanding performance. I was pleased to see the pleasure on their faces as they sang, danced and played.. The group gave their very best and revived my interest in the movie.”
All photographs and video footage was taken by Northstar Photography Group