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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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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.

Box Office open for FlatSpin

Yes, just over six weeks to our first opening night in two years. Rehearsals are well underway but once all the cast read this it is certain that hearts will skip a beat at the realisation that we must be ready in five weeks for set build and dress rehearsals.

It also means that tickets are now on sale!

Nothing has changed on the booking process – you can phone or email to reserve your seats for your preferred night. All we ask is that you bring the correct change to pay on the night if possible and that should you be unable to make it once booked, please let us know so that we can sell the seat.

Booking information can be found on our page here.

After the health restrictions of the last two years we expect to be operating normally with our usual seating plan. Our procedures for performance nights will be reviewed as we get closer to the event.

FlatSpin by Alan Ayckbourn – April 28, 29, 30

A night of romance in her luxurious riverside apartment with the good-looking stranger from next door; How can Joanna possibly go wrong? Except the flat isn’t hers, her name is not Joanna, it’s Rosie (she’s an actress), and heaven knows what the good-looking stranger is really after. Instead of romance comes considerable danger…..Rosie’s only way out is to play the role to the end.

Book now to reserve your preferred seats.