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Theme Night – Disney Pixar

Day 3 saw the 1st of our theme nights – chosen by the CU!2011 Cast “Disney/Pixar” theme night.

It was a fun and some of the costumes that the Cast and Crew really awesome!

We started off with a Quiz to test the teams knowledge of Disney/Pixar – Questions were provided by this years Crew – some were very tricky!!

We the set the Cast a mini challenge – to act out a randomly picked film in the style of a specific film style – eg    Cinderella in the style of a “Gangster” film … They were expertly judged by our “Disney Factor” panel of judges!

The results were awesome – the only problem was that we forgot to bring the camera so we don’t have them on video …

Anyway here are a few pictures from the night to give you a flavour of what we got up too.


Day 1

Day 1 at Curtains Up! is always a bit full on!

This year was no exception! “Mission Impossible” started CU!2012 off with a bang – a selection of crazy activities and games to get things going!

Here are a few pictures from this years MI and some of the other activities that we got up to on Day 1





GO !!

The day has arrived – As I write this Curtains Up! 2012 starts in just a few hours!

A moment of calm in the beautiful Rendcomb Grounds

The crew have been on site for about 24 hours getting the final bits of training and preparation completed. A lot of this years Cast are already making their way towards site for what i’m sure will be a brilliant year.

Once the Cast are all here we will be kicking off “Mission Impossible” – then we have the delights of the awesome food here at Rendcomb – followed by the 1st of our evening meetings!

Is slightly damp here at the moment

but i’m sure it wont dampen our spirits… tune in all this week for more terrible puns and news about CU!2012!!


Ready … Steady ….

We are now just days away from the start of Curtains Up! 2012.

The crew are busy putting the final touches to what is looking like another awesome year at Rendcomb!

We are hopefully going to be doings some daily blogs and tweets to keep you all updated on what we are up to on site. So if you aren’t joining us this year then you can get a glimpse of what we are up to by keeping an eye on this site.

On a personal point Em and Matt are slightly more sleep deprived than normal due to the recent arrival of Josiah (Joe) – he will be the youngest person on site this year – only being slightly less than 3 weeks old at the start of CU!2012 !!

That said we have a fantastic team coming this year so CU!2012 will still be awesome even if Matt and Em have to have a snooze every now and then 😉

Bookings for CU!2012 are now CLOSED

We have had a great takeup for the places this year! Unfortunatley we have now reached the point where we we need to close bookings.

Sorry if you missed out this year – Keep an eye on this website and our facebook page to see how you can book for next year.

To those of you that have booked in – we cant wait to see you in the summer! It’s shaping up to be a brilliant year. We have got nearly 90 Cast and Crew coming along!

Curtains Up! 2012 Dates Confirmed! – !!UPDATED!!

We have just had confirmation of the dates for Curtains Up! 2012

We will be heading back to Rendcomb College again.


CREW (Just the team) Arrive: Sunday 5th August

CAST Arrive: Monday 6th August

CAST and CREW Leave Tuesday 14th August


The booking arent open yet but you might want to “save the date”!

LIVE @ Curtains Up! 2011 – 1st tracks released !!!

The sung worship in the evening meeting is a very special time @ CU! 

We are really blessed to have a really great group of Crew leading us through the sung worship. When that combines with the rest of our Cast and Crew and WAYYY more importantly with God – it is a truly wonderful experience.

As you may already be aware – we are trying something new this year – as an experiment we recorded some of the evening meetings. We are now in the process of taking those recording and making them sound as good as we can. They will never sound as good as a “studio” album – but considering what they are -we are really really chuffed with them and we think they really capture the feel of the sung worship @ CU!

For more information head over to CU!Backstage to find out how to get hold of them ….

Unfortunately our licence for the music at CU! means we cant generally release these tracks … sorry …

CU!2011 – Is over ….

After a truly epic week – Curtains Up! 2011 has wrapped up and gone home.

Apologies for the lack of blog for the last few days – we had a great few days – but I just didn’t find the time to write a blog (and go and stand in a field to get reception to send it here !)

It was another amazing year at CU! – The workshops had great fun and produced some great stuff for the final performance. The evening meetings creatively explored the topic of “No Compromise” – we had some fantastic sketches, talks, creative responses, challenging questions and epic sung worship.

I will hopefully add some more stuff here soon – but 1st I have a van to unpack and tea to cook … no more just turning up and it being ready ….