On Saturday 15th February 2014 we were invited to perform at The Assembly Rooms Theatre in Durham City as part of the Durham Drama Festival. The festival, putassemblyroom2 together by students of Durham Student Theatre has been going for 38 years and showcasing fantastic new theatre pieces from around the country.

This was another great opportunity to showcase the talents of our students with our very own ‘The Wind Road Boys’ musical production. It was also a fantastic opportunity for our technical students (who had been at The Assembly Rooms the week before for work experience) to put their new found skills to the assemblyroom3test. The tech crew (pictured left) headed up to the venue first thing and began to rig the lights, set up the sound and perfect the running order as the cast made their way up to start rehearsals (pictured right)

Our young people performed the abridged version of ‘The Wind Road Boys’ to a great crowd who were once again blown away with the professional performance they witnessed. It was fantastic to be involved in such a great tradition that focuses solely on new writing and a real honour to be able to perform at such a great venue. We received some fantastic feedback from the judges at the festival and from the audience:

“Just been blown away by Enter CIC’s community musical. Comedy, colliery and true northern soul.”assemblyroom1
Joseph Wilde, Writer and Producer 
“Was blown away by yesterday…beautiful theatre…incredible discipline…super-super work…co durham diamond”
Ben Ayrton, Writer and Producer
“THANK YOU!!! I was blown away. Moving, compelling, accomplished performances. A joy to behold. Truly great work.”
Emma West, Actress, Producer and Casting Director
“Total pleasure. Looking forward to Edinburgh!”
Andy Mathieson, Technical Director
“Well done everybody, it was an outstanding performance and a pleasure to have you on our stage!”
Tom Murton
Incredible work by Enter CIC as always! So great to see you all”
Cordelia Yeung
“Today I was privileged enough to stand on a stage in Durham and perform with some of the most amazing musical theatre/performing talent in the UK. The young people on stage today are truly the stars of the future, their professionalism, enthusiasm, talent and genuine love of the arts is beyond belief and they have the talent and skill to back it up. Thank you for the opportunity to perform with you all, I am truly in awe of all of you.”
Paul Westgarth, Enter volunteer.