Gorleston Theatre Company
Seasonal Greetings to all our members and supporters 3rd December 2020
As we find ourselves coming out of a second national lockdown, and we re-think and re-schedule our future planned productions yet again, we try to give you a glimpse of what is happening in the world of Gorleston Theatre Company right now.
Like any other small business operating through this global pandemic, there are things that we need to do in order to keep the Club running – bills to be paid, plans to be made, schedules to be changed. The Committee continues to meet once a month (by Zoom), to touch base and to adapt our plans continuously according to the tide of the latest Covid-19 restrictions.
The Pavilion Theatre – our “home” in normal times – is, of necessity, closed at the time of writing. The Proprietors and Honorary Patrons of GTC, Kevin Lynch and Stuart Malkovitch, have put in place all the Covid-safe improvements and routines required by law, and more besides, to ensure that their performers and audiences are as safe as can be, and to enable the theatre to get up and running at a moment’s notice. We keep our fingers crossed that their significant efforts will pay off, and that we will see The Pavilion Theatre buzzing with activity again very soon.
While Tier 2 does allow theatres to be open with appropriate social distancing, it is our understanding that this applies only to the professional theatre because it is a place of work for those involved. Amateur productions are still on hold and therefore it is clear that, for the immediate future, we will be unable to stage any kind of production, and certainly not anything involving a lot of people on-stage and/or back-stage. However, we would dearly love to be ready with something when the time does come, so we are looking at (and juggling with) all sorts of options involving one or more small groups, and all the combinations and permutations we can envisage. If you have any ideas, do let us know. We cannot make promises, but we would love to hear from you.
Sadly we have nothing more concrete to report to you right now, but we will keep in touch and let you know as soon as that changes.
With good wishes from GTC Committee
Jeannie Kinkaid, Terry Wing, Maureen Rogers, Sue Newstead, Andrea Whiting, Lyn Waterfield, Laraine Gooch, Frankie Browne, Jackie Webster, Tracy Crozier
from the GTC archives...
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