For the final time at The Octagon Theatre as we currently know it, SHiNE was performed to an audience that were wowed by the creativity and talent on stage from the Octagon Academy and the local community connected to the theatre.
SHiNE is our annual showcase of talent from The Octagon Theatre and other groups that are associated with the theatre, creating a thoroughly entertaining evening of performances that have been worked on through the year. Over 300 people performed in SHiNE this year!
With the door of The Octagon Theatre scheduled to close after the show for the very last time before the theatre is transformed into a flagship venue for the arts and entertainment, SHiNE was the perfect way to say “au revoir” to the theatre.
Performers on the night included:
The evening was bought to a close with a special performance by Davina Derrick from Helen Laxton Dance Company who helped put the theatre asleep ahead of its transformation.
Plans to redevelop the Octagon theatre into a centre of excellence will help to spark economic regeneration for the area and e a source of joy, entertainment and inspiration to come. To help nurture and develop talent, the redeveloped Octagon Theatre will include:
Take a look below at a selection of our SHiNE photos that highlights the talent on show. If you want to take part in any of the Octagon Academy classes, don’t forget to take a look at our classes online and book.
All photos taken by Len Copland.