Don't miss a story sign up to the North Somerset Times FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Theatre school raises cash for cystic fibrosis charity

PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 September 2017

Students from theschool rehearsing for their performance about Ellie's experiences of cystic fibrosis.

Students from theschool rehearsing for their performance about Ellie's experiences of cystic fibrosis.


A theatre school from Nailsea has donated more than £400 to charity after members wrote and performed their own play.

Talented thespians from theschool of Contemporary Dance and the Performing Arts wrote a play based on one member’s experiences of cystic fibrosis.

The students spoke to Ellie Scott-Brown, aged 17, who suffers from the condition and created monologues about her experiences, dealing with topics including illness, mortality, resilience and empathy.

The play included dance, song and music to express the different stages of the long-term condition.

Ellie, who has been a member of theschool for three years, was ‘honoured’ her friends wanted base the play on her and hoped the show would raise awareness of the condition.

Members of theschool raised £417 for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust which supports people with the illness.

Other News Stories

North Somerset has been blessed with gloriously hot weather recently, so make the most of it and see what you can enjoy this weekend.

Read more

A social group for elderly people is appealing for new volunteers to help start new sessions.

Read more

The driver and passenger of a van which killed a 90-year-old woman after crashing through a wall of her Clevedon home have been released under investigation.

Read more

A Clevedon netball team has qualified for a prestigious tournament.

Read more

A Nailsea runner helped Avon become national school athletics champions, beating 12 other counties for the coveted title.

Read more

Thousands of runners will pound the streets of London on Sunday for the 26.2-mile marathon in a bid to raise cash for their charity. Here are just a few of the runners taking part:

Read more
Yesterday, 16:56

An elderly Clevedon woman has been conned out of a ‘significant amount of cash’ after being called by a ‘bogus’ police officer.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A theatre company has become the first in North Somerset to receive funding worth hundreds of thousands from Arts Council England.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A Healthwatch report has found there has been ‘very little’ improvement in the experiences of stroke survivors using community care services in the past two years.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:25

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 90-year-old woman was killed when a car hit her house in Clevedon.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 12°C

min temp: 9°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications