The lovely people at Chase Magazine have written an article about us and our next show. It highlights just how much local theatre companies like us need your support and how, without you, we simply can’t go on.
Whilst everyone that possibly could was out enjoying the last of what is most likely to be have been our only 3 days of Summer, we were busy at the Thorpe Hesley Trinity Community Centre Spring Fayre. Wow, thats a mouthful! It was a fantastic day full of maypole dancing, face painting, music and laughter.
We were there raising awareness of BALP and also promoting our next show, Abigail’s Party. We also held a raffle with plenty of great prizes up for grabs. However, the boxes of chocolates and bottles of wine all became very insignificant when people saw the top prize. One lucky ticket holder was going to win 4 VIP tickets to see our next show! Separately, the tickets are worth £36 and there we were just giving them away! Needless to say, the interest in our stall was huge and we often had a queue of people lining up to be in the grand prize draw.
The feedback from the families at the fayre was overwhelming and they all said how much they enjoyed watching Abigail’s Party when it was on the TV ( well, not all the families knew what it was, but those of a certain age most definitely did!). They also remarked how wonderful it was that it was going to be performed on stage so close to them. In fact, if everyone who made a note in their diary about the show buys a ticket, we could end up needing more time in the theatre just to let everyone get a chance to see it! It certainly sounds like it is going to be a VERY popular event.
We all had an enormous amount of fun, and the fact the we all might have indulged in more than our fair share of samples from the chocolate stall just next to us, didn’t stop us giving it our all when we got back in the rehearsal room the next night!
Don’t forget, tickets are sale now for Abigail’s Party and can be ordered here. It’s probably best to get them now, because I have a feeling that they will soon start flying out of the door!
Thanks for reading,
Hi everyone, and welcome to the first what will hopefully be a series of blog entries.
Firstly, I’ll introduce myself. I’m Anthony Butler, and I’m a very proud member of Breakaleg Productions (BALP). I’ve been with BALP for the last 2 and half years and I’ve been throughly entranced by the way BALP operate. I suppose the first thing that really struck me was how collaborative the company is. Many other theatre companies I have been with wouldn’t dream of making everything, and by that I do mean everything, a group decision. I think this is what makes BALP stand so far out from the crowd. The second thing that struck me was the people. Although a small group, the diversity in experience and the warmth of all was again something I have rarely seen. The actors within the company all welcomed me with open arms and really made what could have been a very nerve wracking experience the easiest audition I think I’ve ever had.
Before I joined BALP, I have been a member of various theatre companies, mostly performing in and around the Sheffield/Rotherham/Doncaster areas. The sort of productions I had been involved had also mainly been musical theatre. So, stepping away from the jazz hands was a little out of my comfort zone! Having said that, I did study drama at college and have done a lot of plays, but for the 13 years prior to joining BALP, my feet were firmly planted in musicals.
Whilst my role on stage tends to vary, my role off stage is just as diverse. Currently I am in charge the publicity, photography, sound and lighting design and I run this website. On top of all of that, I have to try and fit in learning lines and keeping up with my 2 children, both of whom are under 12! Sometimes I think I stick with BALP just to get a rest from the constant noise of kids TV! 🙂
I can’t wait to see what exciting productions BALP will do next and I really hope that you, our very valued audience keep enjoying the shows that we so lovingly put on for you. We love to hear from you so please, if you haven’t already, give us a like on Facebook or get in touch with us through the Contact Us section of this website.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope to see you in the audience at our next show.
Our next show will be ‘The Kitchen Sink’ by the wonderful Tom Wells.
The show will be performed as normal at the beautiful Playhouse Theatre in Wombwell. Tickets are available now and can be ordered by clicking HERE.