Mike’s dramatic success pays off

Seated left, Warkworth Drama Group retiring chairman Mike Dixon and new chairman Nayfe Christopher, standing, left, retiring secretary Steph Wilkinson and new secretary Alli Jones-Christopher.

Seated left, Warkworth Drama Group retiring chairman Mike Dixon and new chairman Nayfe Christopher, standing, left, retiring secretary Steph Wilkinson and new secretary Alli Jones-Christopher.

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Twenty productions, nearly £7,500 raised for local and national causes and charities and a healthy bank balance.

That’s part of the record enjoyed by Warkworth Drama Group during the seven-year stint of its retiring chairman Mike Dixon.

At its annual meeting, Mike handed over to Nayfe Christopher.

Reflecting on his period of chairmanship, Mike said: “I’m particularly proud of the fact that the 20 productions have ranged over several genres from serious dramas such as Shadowlands, comedies including The Importance of Being Ernest and The Odd Couple to revues and, of course, our ever-successful annual pantomimes.

“Invariably the productions have played to full houses and have yielded healthy profits.”

Much of the money generated by the plays, pantos and revues – several of which were written by group members – had been used to improve facilities at the group’s Memorial Hall base, including new scenery flats, upgraded lighting and better costume storage.

From its income and money raised from raffles, £7,417 had been donated to community activities and charities including Amble Youth Project, Warkworth Christmas lights, the Pelican newsletter, Hospice Care North Northumberland, the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Macmillan Cancer Support and Warkworth Youth Club.

The group thanked Mike for his service and that of retiring secretary, Steph Wilkinson. The new secretary is Alli Jones-Christopher.