Photo Gallery: FlatSpin

It’s two weeks since we packed away the set from our last production, Alan Ayckbourn’s FlatSpin. Over two years in the making – admittedly most of that on hold for reasons none of us want reminding of – we finally managed to get the play to the stage and the audiences loved it.

It’s true that ticket sales were less than we are used to. That may be a lingering lack of confidence to join a throng of people post-covid; the Bank Holiday; or perhaps not everyone was aware of the show and we needed more aggressive marketing after being away for so long. These are things we need to consider as we enter our summer break, take stock and plan our future programme.

And we do need to encourage all those reluctant potential actors and contributors out there to get in touch and join us.

Meanwhile, as usual after our performances, we like to share a few of the images of the play taken at dress rehearsal. Hope you enjoy them and they bring back memories of a great show – and if you weren’t there – you missed a good one!

FlatSpin by Alan Ayckbourn

The Gallery

Clicking the photos will enlarge them and allow you to scroll as a slideshow. All dress rehearsal photos courtesy of Dave Hackett.

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Notice – for Flatspin audiences

We are looking forward to seeing you all next week for our return to the stage (at last!) with FlatSpin , the play we had to cancel two years ago. Rehearsals are almost finished and this weekend we set about creating the set and converting our auditorium to tiered seating.

However, we recognise that even now it is not ‘situation normal’ for everyone and so our Committee have decided to take a few limited precautions to help make our patrons feel more comfortable. We know that not everyone is comfortable rejoining audiences so we would like to set your minds at rest.

The interval. Sorry to disappoint those patrons who look forward to our traditional tea, coffee and biccies midway through our performance but this year there will be no refreshments, thus avoiding the crowding at the rear of the hall. Please note, however, there will be a short interval to act as a comfort break.

Please feel free to bring your own small bottle of water for those thirsty moments.

Masks. As you know masks are not mandatory but those of you who feel more comfortable wearing them are welcome to do so.

Ventilation. As far as possible we will ensure that windows are open to a degree to provide increased ventilation. We do not anticipate this will affect the temperature but having a ‘cardy’ on hand may be beneficial.

Seating. Whilst we are not changing our seating arrangements if there are opportunities on the night to move please speak to our ticket secretary – although such opportunities may be limited and cannot be guaranteed.

Now that you are all excited and confident about seeing us back on stage, have you reserved your tickets yet? See the poster below for details. We look forward to renewing friendships, seeing familiar faces and new ones. Our ticket booking page is here.

Poster for Flatspin

If you have any concerns or questions please contact our secretary or fill in our query form by clicking our Contact Us page here.

FlatSpin poster launched

It’s back to normal as we send our latest poster off to the printers. And it is time to share it online too.

All the details are there to make your ticket reservations but you can also go to our Bookings page or read a synopsis of the play in our What’s On page.


Sally’s Charity Event raises over £5K!

In our recent posts we told you about a charity event being produced by one of our members, Sally Morland, that we were supporting. Her ‘Night With The Mime Stars’ was an evening of entertainment involving herself and volunteers miming well known songs and incorporating a few laughs.

The whole event, which took place at Blackburn’s Club in Brough on 9th February, raised an amazing total of £5193 thanks to a local business generously matching the amount raised on the night, a great reward for all Sally’s efforts in the preceding weeks. All the money will be split and donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and Dove House Hospice.

Naturally, she called on some of our members to contribute to the acts and get involved as well as her friends and family.

A mixture of lip-syncing mimes and a few ‘Waxing Lyricals’ formed a show that featured the Nuns from Sister Act, The Weather Girls, The Glee Cast, Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson, The Human League, Cher, Aqua, Shania Twain, Smokie, Abba, Girls Aloud, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Kate Bush, The Village People, Right Said Fred, Tom Jones and the cast of Grease.

Have a look through the picture gallery below. As you will see the participants have an uncanny resemblance to the stars, virtually undistinguishable in ways that will amaze you. Possibly. 😉

Note: you can also click on any image to to see full size and then scroll left or right

Live photos courtesy of Dave Hackett.


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