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Dido Belle Theatre Project 2021

Dido Belle Theatre Project 2021 is crowdfunding

raised of £1,000 target by 19 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help fund a community musical for children and communities that are underrepresented in theatre

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Musical theatre gives children an opportunity to express themselves, be exposed to difficult situations and how to manage these situations in a creative way. Through the art of dance, acting and music they learn new forms of communication in a range of unique ways. Exposure to the arts can help improve children’s academic performance and develop their self-expression and social skills.

I am passionate about musical theatre because I love music and it is a powerful platform to tell stories that are not always easy to tell without judgement or offending. Musical theatre makes you form a connection with people and impact their lives by conveying the message through the emotion of the songs. Evadne Bygrave, Artistic Director.

The production is based on Dido Belle, one of Britain's first aristocrats of African descent, the daughter of Maria Belle, an enslaved African and Sir John Lindsay, a British naval officer. Dido grew up as gentle lady at Kenwood House under the guardianship of her great uncle, William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield.

This project will give children and communities who are underrepresented in theatre, an opportunity to be part of community musical production, while raising awareness of individuals who have made important contributions to British history.

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  • Dido Belle Theatre Project 20212 months ago
    Dido Belle Theatre Project 2021

    Dido Belle Theatre Project 2021

    2 months ago

    After careful consideration of the prevailing Covid 19 situation and guidance for Education and the Arts, we have decided to postpone the 2020 summer production to the summer of 2021. We feel that the health and safety of all concerned is of paramount importance and this makes the project completely unfeasible for this summer. However, we understand that your generous contributions were based on the 2020 project, so if you would like us to refund your donation please contact us on 07523 201742 or Stay safe & well

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  • Dido Belle Theatre Project 20214 months ago
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    Dido Belle Theatre Project 2021

    4 months ago

    To all our supporters, I hope you and your loves are keeping safe in this unusual time. As you can appreciate there is great uncertainty in delivering any form of performing arts during this world crisis. However, we are hoping to produce an audiobook of Dido Through the Looking Glass this summer using an online platform to work with the children. We are still working on the details but please be assured I will keep you updated on our progress. Thank you again for your much-needed support. Evadne

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8 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/12/2020 16.26



  • Anonymous


    Apr 9, 2020



  • K Richards

    K Richards

    Mar 16, 2020

    last summer, I was bowled over by how phenomenally brilliant and uplifting Dido Belle was. Outstanding melodies, and wonderful storytelling.Phenomenally executed by a phenomenal woman✊🏿


  • Vinette


    Mar 8, 2020


  • Royston John

    Royston John

    Mar 8, 2020

    This is much needed. Well done for making it happen. Thank you.


  • Mechelle Mitchell

    Mechelle Mitchell

    Feb 26, 2020


  • Wayne Smith

    Wayne Smith

    Feb 22, 2020

    A great initiative for young and old. I hope you achieve your target.


  • Anonymous


    Feb 15, 2020

    Good Luck with this Project


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Evadne Bygrave is the founder of Sing a Book a Community Interest Company that engages communities aged 7-18 and over 55 that have been historically underrepresented in theatre.

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