Theatre lovers in Nailsea can start looking forward to getting their drama fix again.
The town’s Little Theatre is gearing up to re-open its doors after being closed for more than 18 months by the pandemic.
It has lined up a triple bill of events – including two new productions – to see off 2021 with a bang.
First is an Open Day at the theatre’s Union Street base between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday 23 October when people are invited to tour the building, chat to members and find out about the things that go into putting on shows – everything from appearing on stage to lighting and sound.
The day will also showcase improvements the theatre is making to help audiences feel happy about returning to the building.
Chairperson Steve Allan said: ‘We’ve not been idle during the pandemic and are installing two new systems – ventilation to constantly bring fresh air into the auditorium (and get rid of old air) and air conditioning to keep the temperature just right.
‘We’re also cutting seating capacity on show nights to give people more space.’
He added: ‘We’re very grateful for grants we’ve received to help keep us going during the pandemic and install the new systems. Locally, we’re particularly grateful to Nailsea Community Trust.’
The two new productions lined up are:
• a night of comedy by Alan Ayckbourn—three one-act plays from his ‘Confusions’ series from Monday 22 November to the following Saturday
• a Christmas treat for kids from the professional Folksy Theatre with Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Match Girl’ on Friday 17 December (two performances at 5pm and 7.30pm)
Tickets (£10 for ‘Confusions’ and £8 for children/£12 for adults for ‘The Little Match Girl’) are available by phoning 0777 298 1037.