Rattonians ready for Christmas Spectacular

Rattonians making a CD of their Christmas Spectacular
Rattonians making a CD of their Christmas Spectacular

The Rattonians are hard at work preparing for their popular Christmas Spectacular at The Congress Theatre.

The company performs the show every other year with a great mixture of musical theatre and Christmas favourites.

The cast of more than 50 presents a first half full of big production numbers, ballads and duets from their favourite from musicals including ‘Copacabana’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and many more!

The show will feature performances from Alex Adams, Paula Pout, Laura Sivers, James Bell, Gareth Brighton, Melanie Adams, Damon Willer, Chloe Shearer, Grant Martins, Star Bray, Mark Adams and Meggie Dennis.

The senior company is being joined by The Rattonian Youth Group with excepts from ‘Just So’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Bugsy Malone’.

The second half will certainly get everyone in the Christmas mood with favourite songs including ‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year’, ‘Santa Baby’, ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ and ‘Walking in the Air’ sung by Megan Clarke who played the young Cosette in the West End production of ‘Les Miserables’.

The show concludes with the arrival of Santa and White Christmas.

The Rattonians have recorded a special celebration CD with 18 tracks of Christmas music to help raise funds for their 2014 shows marking their 30th anniversary. This will be available at £10 a copy, alternatively they can be ordered from The Rattonians at rattonians@hotmail.co.uk or sending a cheque to The Rattonians c/o Ratton School, Park Avenue, Eastbourne, BN21 2XR.

Suitable for all ages, the Rattonians Christmas Spectacular opens on Friday, December 6 (7.30pm) with performances on Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and a final show on Sunday, December 8 at 2.30pm.

Ticket are £12.50 from the box office on 01323 412000.

Pictured: Rattonians check out the special CD