Entertaining the community, Colyton Theatre Group was formed in 1975 and has been going strong ever since. The Constitution states that ‘the aim of the Group shall be to produce plays, etc. for the entertainment and education of the public and to foster interest and ability in the performing arts’. That might be the case but it does sound a little serious and formal. We like to think that, while pursuing these worthy aims, we also provide an opportunity for people to have fun, to get together with old friends and make new ones. We want people to come along and share their skills and perhaps to discover skills they did not know they had. Our aim is to involve and entertain the community.
We present at least one play a year and pantomimes are always popular. There is a Summer School for young people where they learn drama skills and create a performance. We frequently take part in the Exmouth Festival, always come up with an entertainment for Carnival Week and join in the Carnival Procession. For those who enjoy taking part in plays without becoming involved in a stage performance, we have the Play Reading Group.
There are so many ways you could become involved: as actors, directors, front of house, stage managers, wardrobe assistants, prompts or with computing and advertising skills. The more members we have, the more we can offer and it is a good way to meet new friends. If you prefer, just come along and enjoy our productions; you will be very welcome and we look forward to meeting you.
To find out more, please call Sue Fouracre on 01297 552915