Double Win for the Theatre School Students10/03/18

On Saturday 10th March 2018, our Youth Theatre returned to the Godalming Music Festival to defend their title in the Speech and Drama section. This year, they were also accompanied by the Lost for Words  Drama Club, for their début appearance at the festival, at Prior’s Field School, where the festival took place, along with other groups from the surrounding areas.

This year’s competition was incredibly close. The title was “Refugees”, which prompted stunningly powerful performances from all groups involved with none scoring below 85%! The adjudication from Mia Ball, gave special mention to the particularly dramatic interpretation of Shylock’s speech, which was adapted for this piece and beautifully brought to life with a physical performance devised by our talented students. With a mark of 89% and a distinction, the Lost for Words  Youth Theatre earned their second festival win in the under 18s category and, once again, raised the Godalming Music Festival - Dedman Cup for best overall group performance.

But they were not alone. Competing in the under 12s age group, with a piece entitled “Jumble Sale”, the Lost for Words  Drama Club produced an equally enjoyable and polished performance. They told a story of children raised in a children’s home. With special mention to their lively opening and confident use of space, Mia awarded the class a score of 88% and a distinction, earning them first place in their category and second overall.

Not only was this their first festival win, but it was their first ever festival! and only the second festival for our Youth Theatre. Needless to say teachers Kathie, Sean and Freddie, who run drama classes for children in the Woking area, are once again incredibly proud of all of their students, including those who helped devise the pieces but were unable to make the performance.

Plans to enter future festivals are already underway, please contact us if you’d like to be kept up to date with future performance.

Youth Theatre Success with First Festival Win15/03/17

On Saturday 11th March 2017, the Lost for Words  Youth Theatre competed in the Speech and Drama section of this year’s Godalming Music Festival. Groups from surrounding areas came together at Prior’s Field School over the past two weekends to compete within four age groups, adjudicated by Anita Downey.

The standard of all the performances were very high, with no group scoring below 80%, but it was the emotional performance from our youth theatre that really captivated the adjudicator’s imagination. She awarded our group a mark of 89% earning them a distinction and first place in their age group. Furthermore, that mark placed them first across all four age groups across both weekends earning them the right to take home the Godalming Music Festival - Dedman Cup.

Not only was this their first festival win, but it was their first ever festival! Teacher’s Kathie and Sean who run theatre classes for children in the Woking area, say they couldn’t be more proud of what these young people have been able to achieve. They are looking forward to getting back to teaching, and seeing what they come up with next.

More Carol Singing23/12/15

This year, Lost for Words  took to the streets again to help raise money for Just Read, a charity in Woking promoting and improving the literacy ability of young people in Surrey.

We visited three areas of Woking over three nights and thanks to the enormous generosity of the residents we collected a whopping £277.24. That brings our overall total for Let's Read to £470.24. We have to the end of March to get that even higher.

Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and/or money to this worthy cause.

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Festive Fair at the Living Planet Centre25/11/15

This week, visitors to the World Wildlife Fund's Christmas Fair at the Living Planet Centre in Woking, were treated to some live, festive entertainment from the Lost for Words  choir.

The event put on by the WWF to raise funds and awareness of their 'adopt an animal' programme, featured a range of stalls including fantastic hand made gifts and Christmas decorations. While they browsed, guests were entertained with some beautiful Christmas themed songs and carols, accompanied by Owain Williams on guitar and Cesca Cox on flute. To round off the Christmas spirit, mulled wine and a mince pie were served throughout.

Thank you for the invite WWF, it was a pleaseure to sing for you.

£500 for the RDA28/03/15

Thanks to your generous donations, Freya (on behalf of Lost for Words ) handed the Epsom Riding For The Disabled a cheque for £500 today. That's quite a lot of feed!

(She also earned herself a 4th Place rosette in her dressage competition - well done, Freya!)

Excelling Emotionally06/02/15

This week we saw our Lost for Words  students excel in their exploration and performance of their own emotions. In a drama workshop run by our own Freddie Cox, the children found themselves on a journey of self discovery which culminated in short but effective sketches demonstrating their work.

Freddie is our third guest teacher this year. He is a Lost for Words  graduate who is currently working towards a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at St. Mary's University. His experience and alternative approach to workshop was keenly appreciated by everyone involved.

Dancing at Woking Youth Centre20/11/14

This term, Lost for Words  moved into a new premises. With the support of Surrey County Council, we have now moved and settled into Woking Youth Centre in the middle of town.

This move has enabled us to provide more to our students than ever before. This week we had our first guest teacher, Carla Fox, come and take a dance class. Dancing to music from "Grease is the Word", we covered all kinds of steps and techniques that are essential for any musical theatre performer. Next week Carla will return to focus on some Street Dance.

If you are interested in getting involved or would like to join our weekly workshops, please contact us.

Speakeasy Cabaret Showcase15/11/14

This week Lost for Words  presented a spectacular showcase of drama, song and improvisation. The 30 strong group of performers included students from Lost for Words  workshops, the CDTA performers and some of our adult members including a couple of songs from Kathie and Sean, with beautiful accompaniment from Harriet Ougton on keys and Owain Williams on guitar.

The audience, which filled the brand new auditorium in the Living Planet (WWF) Centre in Woking, were treated to an intimate cabaret style performance, in some cases they even became a part of the show!

Thanks to everyone who came to support us. For some, this was their first ever performance and everyone really enjoyed the experience.

Avenue Q is coming to Guildford!06/09/13

We are extremely excited to announce that in April 2014, Lost for Words  will be staging a fur filled production of the Broadway hit, Avenue Q, showing at the Electric Theatre, Guildford.Auditions are likely to be held over the Christmas holidays, so watch this space for more information.If you would like to get involved on stage or off, please get in touch.

First Annual Drama Quiz Night23/03/13

Ok, so the addition of "First Annual" may have been a bit of wishful thinking when it was first suggested, but after the huge success of last night's Quiz, I think it is most apt.

The traditional Quiz night style was spruced up by the Lost for Words  team with some live performances to introduce each round, from some of the members. Demonstrating their superb quality, the students performed some pieces of drama they had developed themselves and showcased exam pieces in both drama and song. The net result was a thoroughly entertaining evening enjoyed by the 60+ Quizzers.

Our congratulations go to the winning team, “Sword of Trols” who’s name is a cunning anagram of “Lost for Words ”.

Carol Singing21/12/12

Lost for Words  will be taking to the streets again this Christmas to help raise money for Woking Hospice, our chosen charity this year.

After the success of our singing in the streets last year, we have chosen 3 dates to go out again this year. The dates are 15th, 16th & 22nd December, with an afternoon and evening session each day at 3:00pm - 5:15pm, and 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

If you would like to get involved and can make one or more of the sessions, please get in contact for more details.

A Midsummer Night's Dream18/04/12

Tickets are now available for our open-air, promenade production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Spaces are very limited so PLEASE book early! Tickets are £10.50 - though if you book through our website, you get a small discount:

Check out Our Website or the Facebook event for more details.

Branching Out09/02/12

Tonight, Lost for Words ' Kathie and Sean ran a workshop with the Chobham Young Farmers Club. We played the usual games and devised some highly amusing improvisations. Great fun had by all :)

If you'd like to book us for similar parties and workshops, please get in contact for details.

Singing in the Snow19/12/11

This weekend Lost for Words  braved the cold streets of Old Woking to sing traditional Christmas carols in the local community. With 'snow' underfoot and warm coat and gloves, groups of about 18 were heared singing in four part harmony as they toured the streets. Over the three days collections raised over £150 for the charity Link Leisure who support people with a learning disability to build an enhanced quality of life through sport and social activities in the community.

In addition to singing in the streets, Lost for Words  also performed a set of Carols at some local nursing homes. There, residents thoroughly enjoyed the festive cheer and many even joined in with the singing. As a group, it has been a great privilege to be able to provide this enjoyment to so many that may not otherwise have had the chance to get out this Christmas.So from all of us at Lost for Words , we wish you a very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!

Spectacular School Showcase05/11/11

Students of our weekly workshops put on a fabulous performance tonight. The hour long performance at Woking College included a colourful selection of songs from the musicals and improvisational drama.

Over the next 6 weeks we will be starting work on LAMDA material and also working towards a series fund-raising, carol singing events to raise money for charity. If you are interested in getting involved or would like to join the Weekly Theatre School please contact us.

Weekly Workshops22/10/11

After 4 weeks, I am pleased to say that our weekly workshops are really beginning to take off.We have been working towards our first Concert on the 4th November, a 'mini presentation' of the things we get up to in the Lost for Words  classes.

Whistle Down the Wind10/06/11

It's only two weeks to go now before our Lost for Words  début show, Whistle Down the Wind.

Follow this link for more details: Facebook Event

Showing 24th - 25th June, 2011 at the Riverhouse Barn, Walton-upon-Thames.

(Box Office: 01932-253354)

24hr Sponsored Improvisation19/04/11

Lost for Words  are at it again, attempting to pull off another crazy all-nighter; but this time it's not just for the kids... you're all invited! (see FB event: 24hr Improvisation)

This event will take place at Woking College on the 20th - 21st April 2010. We will be running from 11:00am on Wednesday through to the same time on Thursday! If you're interested in taking part, please contact us. Thank you!

Whistle Down the Wind04/04/11

Rehearsals are now under way and excitement is building for our show at the end of June.

Showing 24th - 25th, 7:30pm at the Riverhouse Barn, Walton-upon-Thames.

Tickets: £10, available at the box office 01932 253354.

(The Riverhouse Barn)

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