Sleaford Playhouse to feature on BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Theatres in the Dark

BBC Radio Lincolnshire is featuring local theatres during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown with recordings from people working and volunteering in theatres around Lincolnshire. They have named the 'Theatres In The Dark'.

People working and volunteering are requested to record around 8 minutes of audio, talking from different places in the Theatre about favourite memories/people/events.

Sleaford Playhouse has been invited to appear in the series starting on Monday 31st August and then every day until Friday 4th September.

Members of Sleaford Little Theatre have recorded 4 individual pieces from the tech box at the back of the auditorium (Callum Thursby), in the newly refurbished Foyer (Christine Malkin), Backstage and the Warehouse (Garry Goodge) and front and centre on the stage (Craig Pakes).

On Friday 4th September to round off the week, there will be a live interview with SLT Academy Lead and Trustee, Maria Bates.

Once all the interviews and audio have been played on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, we will be sharing the audio on our website and social media channels for those who missed them on the radio.

Additionally, we will be publishing the full recorded audio. BBC Radio Lincolnshire will be editing the 'best bits' of each piece of audio, so even if you do hear it on the radio, it might be worth checking out the recordings when we post them as they may have extra juicy bits you didn't hear before.

The Trustees of Sleaford Little Theatre CIO recently announced the tough decision that the Playhouse will not be opening it's doors to the public until January 2021 at the earliest.

Due to the social distancing rules and the work involved in keeping performers, actors, audience members and volunteers safe, they have decided to remain closed until such times that we can open again.

Although the SLT Trustees are continually investigating possible funding applications, donations have become more critical now than ever before to ensure the upkeep of the 195-year-old building is maintained and that we can continue its restoration.

One way in which people can support the Theatre is by using Easyfundraising every time they shop online and choosing Sleaford Little Theatre as their cause.

It doesn't cost you, the supporter, anything. Simply by shopping online, you help to raise free donations for Sleaford Little Theatre enabling us to continue our aim of providing entertainment to Sleaford and the surrounding area.

You can register and support our cause by visiting our page on the Easyfundraising website.

 

Support SLT and the Playhouse by shopping online with Easyfundraising
Support SLT and the Playhouse by shopping online with Easyfundraising

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