Brightlights Theatre

Club and activity for people aged over 50 offered by Registered Charity Little Actors Theatre. Helping to alleviate loneliness and social isolation.
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Day: Friday
Time: 11am-1pm
Venue: Neston Theatre Arts, 26-30 Brook Street, CH64 9XL.
Main Aim: To rehearse a play usually for entry in the Leverhulme Drama Festival in April.

Staff: Director/writer/adapter – Mike Lockley
Producer – Samantha Giblin

Funding: Funding grants are regularly sought to assist with the costs incurred.
Membership subscription – every member is eligible for the discounted rate of membership subscription of £7 per session.
The funding will pay for the facilitators time, festival fees and office resources.
There is no funding for production values so a shoestring approach to community theatre will be adopted.

Subscription: £7 per week paid termly. Enables the member to access the activities provided by the charity (see T&Cs for details)

General Information:

This project will involve the challenge of working on a shoestring budget to produce a community play. Working with professional actor/writer/director Mike Lockley, the group will meet weekly to rehearse a play. The club members will be involved in sourcing or make their own props, costumes and set as well as learning a range of technical skills.

There will be a role for everyone in the group no matter what their experience or confidence level. We will encourage members of the group every step of the way and create a friendly, supportive atmosphere where we hope people will feel comfortable to try something new. We hope you will make friends through the camaraderie along the way.

At the very least the play will be performed at the Leverhulme Drama Festival before an audience and adjudicator in April, plus informally at Neston Theatre Arts and video recorded so that everyone has a personal record of their work. Little Actors Theatre Company has the resources to create a black box theatre space with tripod frames and curtains. You will be welcome to use the space when it is free to work independently in self run rehearsals, set design etc. If possible arrangements will be made for the play to transfer to the Storyhouse in Chester as well.