Lights, music action! as Total enjoy dinner dance

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Two local theatre groups took to the stage recently in an all-singing, all-dancing performance of ‘All that Jazz’.

Students from Aberdeen’s Castlegate Theatre School and cast from Just Cause Productions performed to 600 guests at multinational energy company TOTAL E&P UK’s (TEP UK) corporate dinner dance.

Held at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, the Boyd Orr Hall was transformed into a glittering jazz club with decor and stage simulating the ‘speakeasy’ era of the roaring twenties.

“The staff dinner dance is a very popular and much anticipated event,” said Sandra McIntosh, communication adviser for TEP UK.

“Whenever possible, we aim to involve local production companies to provide the entertainment, particularly those we support during the year as part of our corporate social responsibility programme.”

Ryan Peacock, originally from Peterhead and who directed the Chicago performance, said: “‘Just Cause Productions were delighted to be involved in the event.

“It has been a great experience as it’s the first time we have performed to an audience of this size and in a new venue.

“The atmosphere was brilliant and everyone at TEP UK made us feel welcome.

“I can only hope the audience enjoyed it as much as we did.”

Castlegate Theatre School based at Aberdeen Arts Centre comprises 60 plus students aged between 16 and 25

The night before, CLAN held their annual fundraising event a ‘Vintage Christmas Cracker’ in the Boyd Orr Hall following support from TEP UK by providing the venue, lighting and stage set used during ‘all that jazz’