By Steve Heath
Looking for something to do this weekend? If you answered “yes” then get yourself over to the Winsford Lifestyle Centre for a show guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step, with the 2013 Musical Mayhem ‘Cabaret’ presentation.
Having had the opportunity to preview the performance, I can say without doubt that Musical Mayhem’s cast are a talented bunch of local singers, dancers and entertainers, who obviously revel in putting on a bright and colourful show designed to captivate the audience and leave them wanting more. With numbers taken from Smash & The Blues Brothers, a sparkling rendition of ‘9 to 5’ and a spellbinding dance routine to the sounds of DNA by Little Mix amogst others to look forward to, the audience are in for a cracking evenings entertainment.
Over the years Musical Mayhem have raised over £15,000.00 for causes such as Wythenshawe Hospital’s Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Leighton Hospital, The Hospice of the Good Shepherd, British Red Cross and most recently Macmillan Cancer Support. The worthy causes supported again this year are Macmillan Cancer Support and Cystic Fibrosis.
Musical Mayhem was founded in 1993 by a young dancer from Winsford, Lee Lomas. The then group of six’s first performance won them the Vale Royal Rose Bowl for Musical Theatre. When Lee moved on to pursue his West End dream performing in musicals such as Starlight Express, Chicago and Cats, Caroline Coles (then Caroline Ryder) took over as the group as coordinator and from there followed over 12 years of ‘Cabaret’. Under Caroline’s Direction, Musical Mayhem have performed at venues in Audlem, Blackpool, Crewe, Manchester, Northwich, Sandbach & Winsford.
As well as being a tribute to Shaun Kettle, a sufferer of Cystic Fibrosis and a close friend of many of the members of Musical Mayhem who sadly passed away in 2001, the show is for everyone who has been involved and contributed to the success of Musical Mayhem.
Six years ago, Musical Mayhem was lucky enough to see the return of one of it’s earlier cast members, Steven Coles. Steven has brought with him not only a host of talent in his friends, but a whole set of fantastic production and choreographic ideas. Each year we see the return of old faces as well as some new blood, which helps to make Cabaret a continuing success!
This ‘not to be missed’ spectacle takes place at the Winsford Lifestyle Centre, The Drumber, Winsford. Cheshire. CW7 1AD this Saturday and Sunday (12th & 13th October). Tickets are priced at just £6 each and are available on the door. Curtain up is at 7.15pm both nights.
The centre proves to be an excellent venue for a show of this kind. With an excellent, large raised stage and tiered seating, everyone can watch the performance in comfort in this 400 seat auditorium.
Pictures courtesy of musical mayhem