Month: June 2016

The Rossendale Players Celebrating 80 Years

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As they approach their 80th anniversary in October and their 300th production next year, The Rossendale Players feel that there is no better time to invite potential new members to join them in preparation for the new season. Every production this season has introduced new members on stage and behind the scenes joining established members who happily share their experience by supporting newcomers who are taking their first steps in this challenging and exciting pastime.

What the audience sees on stage is just the tip of a very substantial iceberg consisting of the many talents and abilities needed to ‘get the show on the road’ and give our audiences an evening of theatre, sharing laughter and tears and the excitement of a live show. Not only do the Players welcome new acting members every year but others who might have the skills needed to support productions. Typical talents involve set-building, lighting and sound, wardrobe,‘props’,hairdressing and make-up, all extremely essential skills and valued by members of the team. Front of House staff are also very important roles in help with publicity, ticket selling and tea and coffee servers to make the evening complete for the audiences.

There will be a Preview Night to be held on Tuesday 7th June at 7.30 at the New Millennium Theatre, when the 5 productions for the 2016/17 season will be announced, with directors giving a synopsis and details of casting and staging needs. Please feel free to come along. Anyone interested in membership or needing more information will be very welcome on the night or can ‘phone the Secretary, Lynda Birch (01706 213560) who will be happy to help.

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