Act Now impress all with A Christmas Tale

The young people from Act Now theatre company after their show A Christmas Tale with Coun Trevor Young drawing the raffle  (G111205-1)
The young people from Act Now theatre company after their show A Christmas Tale with Coun Trevor Young drawing the raffle (G111205-1)

TALENTED local actors put on a rip-roaring good show as they impressed audiences with their latest festive production.

Act Now is a special needs theatre company whose members all have learning difficulties of varying degrees.

They have staged many shows at Gainsborough’s Trinity Arts Centre over the last 10 years, but unfortunately last year’s Christmas production was cancelled due to the weather conditions.

But last weekend, they returned in style with A Christmas Tale.

Not only did they pull off a terrific show but they raised over £200 towards their funds.

An Act Now Spokesman said that it was a fantastic evening.

“Everyone performed very well,” he said.

“They all love doing it so much and you can really tell, as they’ve all improved so much over the years.”

He continued: “We’d always encourage anyone who wants to help out or join to please come forward. We always need more young people - although we’re all still young at heart.”

A Christmas Tale is the story of a poor family and a magical toy shop.

Together, with the help of a magic fairy, they bring toys to life, rescue a talking doll and save Christmas.

“It was a really good story for everyone to act out and the audience loved it. There was such a good turn-out.”

He added: “We’d like to give a special thanks to Coun Trevor Young for coming at such short notice and presenting raffle prizes.”

Act Now would also like to thank Joanna Gerrish, David Thornley, the cast and helpers at the show, West Lindsey District Council for their continuing support, Roural Studies and The Francis Barker Charity.

Act Now rehearse every Monday night at Trinity Arts Centre, and their performances take place twice a year.

For more information or to sign up, contact Ann Knight by calling 01427 676655 or 01427 610237.

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