A Coventry community theatre organisation is appealing for new
members to help with the running of the group.
The People to People Community Theatre Group will lose a valuable member when
chairperson and director Ted Clarkson retires next year.
Mr Clarkson and his wife currently take responsibility for the running of the society
along with the five other trustees. He stresses that the group still needs more people to
help with the administrative side as well as those wanting to get involved in the acting.
"Myself and my wife do a lot of the admin work, including fund raising, letter
writing and other things, but we are leaving next year so we need to recruit help.
"We would also be delighted to hear from anybody who wants to be involved on the
acting and performing side, we are always looking for new members."
The group started in 1992, offering people the opportunity to be involved in drama
productions and performed their first show at the Belgrade Theatre.
They meet once a week for drama workshops and stage a variety of
productions including a Christmas show, which they will be doing this year.
Mr Clarkson said:
"We did the Christmas show a few years ago and it raised a bit of money for us, so
we thought why not do it again.
"It consists of poetry, carols and scenes from the Mysteries and this year we will
be performing five shows in halls and churches in the area."
The group is also grateful to the citys Belgrade Theatre, which Clarkson admits
has given them great help.
"We have staged productions in the past that have cost more to put on than we
could get back and the Belgrade have been great friends to us helping when they could.
"Not only have they given us funding but they let us use printing and posting
facilities which makes a massive difference."
Anyone interested in the group can contact Ted Clarkson on 01203 457997.