Shine a different light
People have come to expect the comic and farcical from Austwick Community Players every March. But the Players have many more dramatic talents too and will be showcasing them in a fund raising evening with a difference on Saturday 13th October.
“You will see The Players as never before” said group chairman George Gooch. “As well as whimsical and funny, we will perform words and songs that show our other sides – romantic, reflective, angry and very moving”.
The Players have drawn from a wide range of sources, and the audience will be asked to vote on a favourite children’s bedtime story read by the cast. Following their successful Olympics themed play “Under Starters Orders” last March, people asked what happened to some of the characters in the play after the Games – and show – ended. So a short sequel has been written to follow the romance – or otherwise – between Mayor Boris Morris and local B&B landlady Brenda Amplewaite; and in a sensitive and touching specially written piece, we will discover the vulnerable side of officious local authority bureaucrat Ms Norma Knowsley, with whom no-one dared argue.
We are raising funds as currently we have to hire stage lighting for the March production. Our aim is to invest in our own kit to avoid the hire costs draining our limited income. A donation will also be made to the Austwick Church Roof Appeal.
The “Shine a Light” fund raiser is on Saturday 13th October at Austwick Parish Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm for 7.45pm. Tickets are £8, which include a glass of wine and canapes, and are availabe from Crossleigh Stores.