June 17, 2024

Theatre promotes talent and wellbeing from the heart of the town

Our coffee bar isn’t called The Hub for nothing. As well as being a popular “watering hole” where people can enjoy cuppas, cakes and snacks, it is becoming an increasingly important venue for community events.

And that’s just the way it should be at a community arts venue. We are not just a theatre staging drama and music and screening movies, ballet and opera. We are very much at the heart of our community and its needs, as befits our location bang in the middle of town.

During the new Creative Sheringham Festival we hosted writing workshops with playwright Jeremy Page and Limbik Theatre and were delighted to have the newly-formed Shanty Sirens entertain with folk and seafaring songs.

Another new venture is our Care and Refresh Café, running in the Hub from 2-4pm each Thursday, which aims to showcase local wellbeing and health services and support groups.

This week (Thursday June 20) the sessions continue with a Playing for Cake singalong session, and in July we have visits from the library services (4th), Healing Harbour Charity (11th), a reiki healer (18th) and Can Connect (25th).

We are keen to host other groups in that support sphere, and if you would like a slot please contact me at Debbie@sheringhamlittletheatre.com

Things are really gearing up for summer now (if only the weather would do the same!).

We’re really looking forward to our summer drama season, three comedies and a thriller, which are: The Three Musketeers (July 30- August 7); Turn of the Screw (August 9-14); It’s Her Turn Now (August 16-24) and Relatively Speaking (August 27-31). Tickets are selling nicely so do book early to avoid disappointment.

But don’t forget one of the summer cast, Little Theatre favourite Loraine Metcalfe, is also reprising her acclaimed one-woman Shirley Valentine show on June 27-29 which she is kindly doing for free as a fundraiser for our venue.

And at Mannington Hall we have two contrasting summer concerts – the Lee Vasey Big Band picnic party on July 12 and HMS Pinafore by Opera Anywhere the following day.

But, back to our local community, where we also have a rich seam of talent, including among our local youngsters and our own staff.

It was great to see, and hear, young people gaining performance experience and confidence during the series of workshops in May, which culminated in a showcase open mic night which everyone enjoyed.

But there’s a chance for YOU to shine as well at our new monthly karaoke sessions held in the Hub.

For more show details and tickets please visit our What’s On page.

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