Update from the Board:
The Board met again on Tuesday 11 August, to take stock of the current position and move forward our plans for the coming period.
Since our last update, we have made significant progress. We have:
- moved our plans for a full-scale, streamed, production. We are not yet able to share full details, which are still dependent on the “opening up” of theatre spaces for rehearsal – but we have secured a script, identified a cast and attracted some funding to help underpin costs. We will release full details as soon as we are confident that the project will go ahead
- undertaken exploratory work for our proposed radio drama project. We have strong interest in participating from our members, have identified some scripts and solved some technical challenges. We are now in a position to move this forward. The project will start with online rehearsals and recording, but move into Studio 132 when this becomes a practical option – hopefully from mid-September
- prepared risk assessments and operating procedures for Studio 132, which will enable us to operate the venue safely when we are permitted to do so
- decided to push our production of “Inspector Drake and the Black Widow” back to Autumn 2021 and “The Witches” to gala week 2021. This leaves us with a gap in our programme for the early part of next year and we are now looking at possible scripts to perform
Our AGM is scheduled for 15th September at 7 pm. We are planning on the assumption that this meeting will be held online and will issue details to members with the formal papers for the meeting. We appreciate that not all members have internet access and we will be liaising with them to explore ways in which they can attend the meeting.
Further updates will follow as appropriate. In the meantime, stay well and we hope to have the lights back on at Studio 132 before too long.
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