Drama groups join forces

Members from the six societies that make Acting Together
Members from the six societies that make Acting Together

Anew initiative to support amateur drama socieities has been launched.

Acting Together is an informal network that brings already vibrant societies together with the aim of sharing resources and skills.

The Drama Societies involved are Bawtry Players, Blyth Players, Haxey Players, The Youth Theatre Worksop, Gainsborough Players and Everton Village Players.

The idea originated at Everton who tempted other groups along to the meeting with a sumptuous cream tea.

After a group brainstorm to identify the challenges facing village drama, the official representatives of six local societies have agreed to form a mutually supportive affiliation.

It brings together hundreds of local drama enthusiasts.

It will enable all of the societies to widen the scope of their productions, offering an even great range of entertainment than they already do to theatre goers across North Nottinghamshire.

Acting Together was the brainchild of three Everton Village Players members, Linda Larder, Margaret Hamilton and Jan Bailey and the first meeting was held at Everton Village Hall on Saturday 12th July.

Linda said: “We are all very excited that we can now offer even more benefits to our members as well as our audiences who will be encouraged to support each others productions.”

She said that amateur drama groups are very important to their villages because they are part of the glue that holds village communities together.

She added: “Acting Together will ensure the societies are sustained long into the future.”

“We are also looking forward to the possibility of joint productions and tours.”

Other local amateur drama groups who may be interested in sharing skills, actors, marketing and resources should go to www.evertonvillageplayers.co.uk for more information.

The Everton Village Players were formed in 1979 and they present three major productions a year usually in February. May or June and October.