by Amanda Gerrard
The creativity never ends
The arts have taken a severe bashing during this pandemic, but members of the Lindley Players at the Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable, want everyone to know that they have been anything but idle: creative activity continues to thrive.
Members have been recording individual and small group pieces, following all guidelines, of course. These include monologues, sketches and songs. A great deal of new writing has emerged, which has given members fresh challenges and opportunities.
A special 75th anniversary show is already being prepared. It will include excerpts from shows, including favourite pieces from drama, songs and comedy. We are hoping to be able to present the show in April 2021 with health and safety as a priority, so do watch this space.
In addition, parts of the theatre are being decorated and revamped so that when audiences return, they will notice a redecorated stairway and box office among other surprises.
Finally, we are very proud to announce that we have been awarded Employer of 2020 by Canterbury College, having worked with students during our pantomime The Stolen Princess.
So we are anything but downhearted, and although we do badly miss our audiences, we are very optimistic about the future.
The show will go on.
About Amanda Gerrard:
Publicity manager for the Whitstable Playhouse.
Primary-school teacher for 25 years.
Manager of Seeds for Africa for nine years: the highlight was securing a partnership with Kelloggs to fund breakfast clubs in Kenya and Uganda.
I have been acting professionally for four years now.
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