We had a great night last night at the Unity Theatre performing to an appreciative sold out audience which brings to an end our run of shows and four months of hard work. Great credit is due to director Mik Yla for all her impressive work in raising the standard of performance whilst not losing any of the imagination and creativity that we view as essential to our work. Similarly the actors all deserve every praise for their collective approach to working together, the sheer joy of their performances and being willing to go ‘out there’ from the very first rehearsal (and we do mean ‘out there’!).
Thanks too for all the support from a much-talented and committed production team comprising of Deborah Lindsey and Amalia Ferreira in the costume design and dressing departments, Alan Bower as Stage Manager. Paul Hunt as ever does all the unnoticed work behind the scenes on the design side of things. Thank you massively too to Jazamin Sinclair for her amazing photographs and to Jake Medler who stepped in in our hour of need to sort out all our technical requirements. As alwaysJacqui Richardson and all the staff at The Casa giving us the breathing space and forbearance to come up with the ingredients required.
Finally not least a massive thanks to all of you who come along and support us by your attendance at our shows and for all your kind compliments and words of encouragement. We wouldn’t want to do this stuff if you didn’t want to see it!
So all’s done for now but rest assured we’re already well down the planning and preparation route for the next production (our 12th) which we’ll be bringing to the table in the Spring of next year. It will be an in-house adaptation of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’, which we’re hoping will be our most magical and spectacular show thus far. We’ll be running a couple of introductory workshops in January prior to auditions at the end of that month. They’re open to all, beginner or experienced alike so if you feel like getting involved watch this space for more details. In the meantime workshops continue each Wednesday up to Xmas with the current ones dedicated to Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre (Shakespeare & Co).