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Welcome once again to the Palace Theatre and to the LTC’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors”. For any budding horticulturalist or B movie fan, this cult classic musical is right up your street. “The Little Shop of Horrors” was originally made as a comedy/horror film in 1960 (for those who have seen the film, they would have noticed a fresh faced Jack Nicholson making his big screen debut). The musical (written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman) based on the film had its world premiere on May 6, 1982 at the Workshop of the Players’ Art (WPA) Theatre. It opened off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre on July 27, 1982. This original production (directed by Ashman) was critically acclaimed and won several awards including the 1982-1983 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. When it closed on November 1, 1987, after 2,209 performances, it was the third-longest running musical and the highest-grossing production in off-Broadway history. The musical was also made into a 1986 hit film of the same name starring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin and a whole host of American film comic stars. Directed by Frank Oz (the voice of Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear of Muppets fame) the film became an instant hit and as such has gained cult status. We hope you enjoy this new Broadway version, which includes added extras which did not appear in the original show, including an expanded version of the title song as heard in the film, a new “W.S.K.I.D.” radio jingle and a revised Act 1 finale. The orchestrations have also been beefed up for the bigger theatre to include reeds and horns, whereas the original production used only a 5-piece combo so brace yourselves for another sure fire hit!! We hope to see you back here in the main auditorium for our 2011 schedule which includes South Pacific in March and in October, LTC are proud to present the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice smash hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar!! Don’t forget to book your seats early to avoid disappointment. All that remains for me to say is sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Tim Cater - Chairman


cast

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Crystal........................................................ Claire Wilson Ronnette.................................................... Lianne Larthe Chiffon........................................................Laura Deaves Mr Mushnik.................................................. Dave Lobley Seymour....................................................Darren Harper Audrey.............................................................Nicola Bott Customer...............................................Steve Wilkinson Orin.................................................................... Tim Cater Audrey II (Voice).........................................Scott Roche Audrey II (Puppeteers).......... Mark Delf & Chris Jolly Customer................................................Maddie Benson Bernstein/Wino.............................................Ian Benson Mrs Luce/Bag Lady.............................Sarah Mummery Skip Snip..................................................Jamie Redgate Patrick Martin.......................................... Antony Smith Company:

Sharon Allwright, Ian Benson, Maddie Benson, Gemma Carracher, Sarah Mummery, Jamie Redgate, Antony Smith, Steve Wilkinson and Laura Wilson

orchestra Piano....................................................Rachael Plunkett Keyboard II.................................................Clare Penfold Guitar................................................ Richard Langstone Reed I.......................................................... Rob Downing Reed II................................................ Tracey Bridgeman Trumpet I...........................................................Phil Davis Trumpet II..................................................Andy Pearson Bass.............................................................Tom Marshall Drums......................................................Steve Robinson Percussion..................................................Malcolm Ball

Synopsis Seymour Krelborn is a poor young man, an orphan living in urban skid row who works tirelessly for Mr. Mushnik in his flower shop. In love with his co-worker Audrey, he dreams of another life far from the urban decay of New York, but knows it will never happen. Until, that is, he happens across a strange looking plant during a total eclipse of the sun, which changes his life and those he loves forever.

musical numbers Act One:

Prologue/Little Shop of Horrors............................................Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon Skid Row (Downtown)..................................................................................................Company Da-Doo.......................................................................Seymour, Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon Grow for Me.....................................................................................................................Seymour WSKID...............................................................................................................................Company Ya Never Know....................................... Mushnik, Crystal, Ronnette, Chiffon and Seymour Somewhere That’s Green.................................................................................................Audrey Closed for Renovation............................................................Seymour, Audrey and Mushnik Dentist!............................................................................. Orin, Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon Mushnik & Son....................................................................................... Mushnik and Seymour Sudden Changes.............................................................................................................Seymour Feed Me (Git It!)................................... Audrey II, Seymour, Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon Now (It’s Just the Gas)................................................................................. Orin and Seymour Act I Finale.................................................................................Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon Act Two:

Entr’acte/Call Back in the Morning........................................................Seymour and Audrey Suddenly Seymour.................................. Seymour, Audrey, Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon Suppertime..............................................................Audrey II, Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon The Meek Shall Inherit........................................Seymour, Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon Sominex/Suppertime II...........................................................................Audrey and Audrey II Somewhere That’s Green (Reprise)................................................................................Audrey Finale Ultimo (Don’t Feed the Plants)........................................................................Company


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Darren harper “Little Shop of Horrors” marks Darren’s 21st show with the LTC. Having joined us in 1999, he has appeared in all but three of our shows in the last 11 years and is currently enjoying his second spell on the Company’s Committee. Musical Theatre is a real passion for Darren. He is truly thrilled to be playing the role of Seymour, as “Little Shop” has been a firm favourite of his since, as a child, he saw Rick Moranis play the part in the 1986 movie. Darren’s previous roles for the Company have included Billy Crocker (Anything Goes), Tony Forte (Copacabana) and, more recently, the part of the simple-minded Tobias in our Award Winning production of “Sweeney Todd”.


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Nicola bott The Bott family has been involved with the LTC for over 40 years, so it was no surprise that when Nicola was old enough she joined the group too. She has now been a member for 10 years but this will be her first leading role with the company. The last time she was on stage was in “Summer Holiday” as one of the three girls and since then she has worked on the production side and the marketing of shows. However, she has been a fan of “Little Shop of Horrors” for years, so much so that working and living in London could not stop her from taking part. She is honoured to be playing the part of Audrey - the tart with a heart.


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Claire Wilson

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This is Claire’s first show with the LTC and she is delighted to be playing the role of Crystal.

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be Lianne’s 4th show with the LTC. She has been performing with amateur dramatic groups for over 10 years: some previous performances include Mistress Squeamish (Lust), Tintinabula (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Dot (Honk), Mimi (Guys and Dolls), Madame Lola (Wild Wild Women), Yvette (‘Allo ‘Allo), Mimsie (Summer Holiday) and, most recently, Lottie (Mack and Mabel).

This is Laura’s 9th show with the LTC having joined in 2006 for “Kiss Me Kate”: she has performed in every show since.

Claire has been performing in amateur shows since she was 12 years old. She has belonged to a number of amateur dramatic societies, including Southend Operatic and Dramatic Society, Forrest Operatic Society & Stage One Theatre Company. She has played many principal roles, including Sally (Cabaret), Lucy (Jekyll & Hyde), Charlie (Charlie Girl), Bianca (Kiss me Kate) and Polly (The Boyfriend). This is Claire’s first show in five years, as she has been taking a break to have her two children, Lewis and Sophia.

After growing up with the film and going to see the stage show on Broadway, “Little Shop of Horrors” has become one of Lianne’s favourite shows. She is very excited to be playing Ronnette and having the opportunity to perform some amazing songs.

In 2008 she was lucky enough to play the part of Bobby/Barbara in “Summer Holiday” which has been her favourite show to date. However, she thinks that “Little Shop of Horrors” may take that title from now on. Laura is absolutely thrilled to be playing the part of Chiffon, as she has wanted to be in this show ever since she was 10 years old when she saw a school production of this cult classic. As well as performing with the LTC, Laura also recently played the part of Alice in Dark Waters Theatre Group’s version of “Alice in Wonderland”.

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This is Scott’s 6th show with the LTC. He missed the last show, “Mack and Mabel”, where he should have been playing the part of Fatty Arbuckle, as he was stuck in Florida thanks to the volcanic ash cloud. He is therefore determined to perform this time even though he won’t actually be seen!

This is only Tim’s 7th stage appearance with the LTC since joining the group in 2004 for “7 Brides for 7 Brothers”. Tim also takes an active role behind the scenes and is currently serving a second term as Chairman for the company. Tim would like to dedicate his performance in memory of his father who sadly passed away in August 2010.

This is Dave’s 12th consecutive show for the LTC, having joined the company for “Hello Dolly” in 2005.

Scott has been singing and performing since the age of 5 and has been privileged to play some great roles. These include Tin man (Wizard of Oz), Ugly (Honk), Curly (Oklahoma) and, most recently, Richie Valens (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story) and Sweeney Todd in our NODA award winning production of “Sweeney Todd”. As a guest soloist, he has played the roles of Jean Valjean (Les Miserables), Jesus and Judas (Jesus Christ Superstar) and The Phantom (Phantom of the Opera) in concert versions of each show.

Theatre credits include Gangster No1 (“Kiss Me Kate” – LTC), Valere (”Tartuffe” - SSC), Horner (“Lust” – Rainbow 2000), The Cat (“Honk” – Rainbow 2000), Raoul (“Eating Raoul” – Rainbow 2000), Demetrius (“A Midsummer Nights Dream” – SSC), Miles Gloriosus (“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” – WODS & Rainbow 2000) and most recently the title role of Buddy Holly (“Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” – LTC). Directing credits include – “Guys and Dolls”, “Oklahoma” and “Mack and Mabel” all for the Little Theatre Company.

He has been lucky to play a number of cracking parts along the way, including Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls), Sergeant of Police (Pirates of Penzance) and Ricco Castelli (Copacabana). He recently played Buddy Holly’s record producer Norman Petty (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story) and Mabel Normand’s drug dealer William Desmond Taylor (Mack & Mabel). Dave is also an active member of Southend Shakespeare Company for whom he has played Banquo (Macbeth), Tom Snout the Wall (Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Lord John Talbot and Jack Cade (Henry the Sixth Part I, II & III).

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production team Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley Green Musical Director/Chorus Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Day Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Bott Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Lobley Production Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Godman Deputy Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kim Newcombe Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Wardrobe Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hubbard, Sheila Nicol & Sue Morley Lighting Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Watson Sound Designer/Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Oxenbury Follow Spot Operators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone & Ron Couldridge Stage Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Ashton, Si Deaves, Clare Lawler & Lindy Robinson Props . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elaine Heckingbottom Scenery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scenic Projects Audrey II Puppets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accord Stageworks Additional Vines and Leaves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brenda Green Additional Lighting, Sound and AV Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MRL Productions Rehearsal Pianists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Compton & Elizabeth Morell Publicity Material & Programme Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley Green Publicity Team . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Bott, Gemma Carracher, Laura Deaves & Bradley Green Publicity Material & Programme Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Hooker Front of House Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gareth Poxon

Bradley green

director

“Little Shop of Horrors” is Bradley’s directorial debut. He comes from a creative family and, influenced by his mother Brenda, has been performing on stage since childhood. Regular audience members will recognise him from his brilliant portrayals of The Big Bopper (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story), Beadle Bamford (Sweeney Todd) and, most recently, a last minute performance of Fatty Arbuckle (Mack and Mabel) when he was also Assistant Director alongside his life-long friend, Tim Cater. Once again, Bradley has pulled out all the stops publicising the show, producing his now famous posters and programmes, the skill and presentation of these adding an extra sparkle of professionalism to the LTC productions. Whilst Bradley enjoys getting to grips with character roles, he has relished the challenge of directing “LSOH”, ably assisted by Dave Lobley. It is one of his favourite shows – having previously played the part of Seymour – and his passion for the task shines through in this production.


Paul day

Nicola bott

dave lobley

This is Paul’s 9th show with the LTC, having joined for “Copacabana” as Chorus Master, and his 6th as Musical Director. Prior to the LTC, he spent a number of years onstage with Rainbow 2000 and has played roles such as Arvide Abanathy (Guys & Dolls), Percy Fortesque (Fings ain’t wot they used t’be), Asher (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Sparkish (Lust) and Monsieur LeClerc (Allo Allo). Notable chorus parts have included a Munchkin (The Wizard of Oz’) and a ‘conducting frog’ (The Frog Prince).

Nicola has been dancing since the age of 4 when she forced her way into her first ballet lesson without her Mother knowing - she just received the invoice at the end! Since then, Nicola has been with the LTC for 10 years and this will be her third time choreographing. The last show Nicola choreographed was “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, which was awarded Best Musical Production of 2009 by NODA.

This is Dave’s third venture into production for the LTC having been Assistant Director for “Oklahoma” and then Director for “Summer Holiday”. Dave worked on the production side of theatre back in the 1980’s when he was Director for “The Real Inspector Hound” (Focus Youth Theatre 1980) and “The Wall” (Cardiff Eisteddfod 1981). A quarter century then passed playing rugby and football before his involvement in theatre was rekindled in 2004 when he joined Thundersley Operatic for “Fiddler on The Roof”.

musical director

Paul has MD’d for many local operatic societies, including Rayleigh Operatic, Thundersley Operatic and Ingatestone Operatic and was Chorus Master with Rainbow 2000 for many years. He started his musical career at the age of 8 playing flute and guitar. He is currently Chairman of the Southend Philharmonic Orchestra where he plays flute (and percussion when “persuaded”) and also sings in local choral societies. Paul has actually appeared onstage in “Little Shop of Horrors” before: he is pleased to be working in an offstage capacity this time, performing the new Broadway version.

choreographer

It has been particularly challenging choreographing this show as Nicola is also playing the part of Audrey, but with the help of the talented cast and a little thing called a camera, it has actually been possible to have two conflicting roles. Rehearsals have also presented logistical problems for Nicola as she lives and works in London, but when you have a burning desire to be part of a show, you’ve just got to do it.

assistant director

Dave was really pleased to be asked to assist on this show and has again enjoyed working with a very talented team under Brad’s passionate lead. Passion for the show is always a crucial factor for Dave in being part of the production team and “Little Shop of Horrors” is a personal favourite. He counts himself doubly lucky to be acting in the production as well.


tony godman Production Stage Manager

Tony came to Westcliff in the early 70’s and lived close to the Palace Theatre and the Essoldo cinema. He became intrigued by the entertainment industry’s technical side and went on to study Engineering at Southend Technical College. He was active backstage with Focus Youth Theatre and the Lindisfarne Players. Since then his career has developed professionally in the broadcast media industry, while still helping out with local societies, stage schools and other organisations. New to the LTC, Tony is thrilled to be back in this wonderful theatre working behind the scenes on one of his favourite Plays-with-Music, and is looking forward to helping reveal this most entertaining, memorable yet “strange and interesting” story.

doreen goodfellow

robert watson

glenn oxenbury

Doreen has been a member of the LTC for many years and in that time she has taken numerous leading roles, including Rose Marie (Rose Marie), Elizabeth (Robert and Elizabeth), Sarah (Bitter Sweet) and Eurydice (Orpheus in the Underworld), and has taken part in our successful Farndale plays and was seen recently on stage as Mrs. Fraser in the LTC’s sell-out production of “Stepping Out”.

Rob Watson had his interest in lighting ingrained from an early age through his father’s entertainments company.

Glenn has always had a keen interest in Performing Arts, starting from performing on stage to playing in orchestras and bands as a keen drummer and pianist. He studied Multimedia Technology and Music Production at the University of Derby, from which he graduated in 2006, and then worked freelance as a Broadcast Vision and Sound Engineer for a year.

wardrobe

Lighting designer

A freelance lighting technician, he has now successfully worked for BBC and ITV including Totally Saturday, Beat the Star, Britain’s Got Talent, Colour of Money and just lately X Factor, The Whole 19 Yards & Proms in the Park.

However, being a local man he is still proud to work with the Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre She has directed various shows, on many major touring events. To including our award-winning work with local theatre groups “The King and I”, been Chorus such as Little Theatre Company Mistress for many shows and MD to enhance their production with (Godspell and The Wiz). In recent the use of imaginative lighting years she has also turned her gives great work satisfaction. attention to costuming the LTC productions.

sound designer

He has worked for Southend Theatres for nearly 10 years, on and off, and is now Head of Sound. Over the last two and half years he has been designing and engineering the sound for locally produced musicals at both the Cliffs Pavilion and The Palace Theatre, including the LTC productions of “Oklahoma!”, “Summer Holiday”, “Sweeney Todd”, “Buddy” and “Mack and Mabel .


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Past Productions 1949-2010

President Lady Dorothy McAdden Vice Presidents Mrs Sandra Burford Ms Joanne Ellis Bailey Mrs Doreen Goodfellow Mrs Sally Lightfoot Mrs Iris Lucas Mr Michael Matlin Mrs Sheila Melville Mrs Sheila Nicol Mr Brian Odell Mrs Pat Odell Mrs Lynne Young Honorary Patron Gemma Craven Life Members Mrs Annette Blake Mr Michael Burford Mrs Pat Collop Mrs Ann Couldridge

Mr Ron Couldridge Mr Gerry Davis Mr Paul Green Mrs Wendy Hatton Mr Brian Houser Mrs Sue Morley Mr Ray Newby Mrs Beverley Onslow Mr John Onslow Miss Madeline Palmer Mr Colin Simmonds Mrs Debbie Smallbone Mrs Olive Smith Mr Derek Smith Mr David Stokes Mrs Sheila Thomson Mr Brian Topsfield Mrs Valerie Wilcox Mrs Stephanie Wilson Mrs Shirley Wolfe Mr Jim Wolfe Mr Roger Young

We’re always looking for new members. So whether your forte lies on stage, backstage or even making costumes, there surely isn’t a better way to make so many friends and most of all have fun! If you would like to be part of the Little Theatre Company, please contact our membership secretary Doreen Goodfellow on 01702 349277 or email doreen.goodfellow@blueyonder.co.uk Find out more about the LTC at our website:

www.LittleTheatreCompany.co.uk

www.facebook.com/LittleTheatreCompany

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No No Nanette The Girlfriend Mr Cinders Please Teacher Me & My Girl Blue for a Boy Anything Goes South Pacific Love from Judy Kiss Me Kate Girl Crazy South Pacific Annie Get Your Gun Flower Drum Song++ The Music Man++ Carousel Love from Judy Oklahoma! The Pajama Game Flower Drum Song Camelot Half a Sixpence** Showboat How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Carousel West Side Story The King & I Half a Sixpence No No Nanette Me & My Girl Charlie Girl The Music Man Rose Marie Camelot Robert & Elizabeth Variety ‘75 Bitter Sweet Variety ‘76 Kiss Me Kate Variety ‘77 Mame West Side Story The King & I Variety ‘79 Love from Judy The Dancing Years *

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1981 Variety ‘81 The Sound of Music Salad Days 1982 Orpheus in the Underworld Golden Variety ‘82 1983 Oklahoma! Variety ‘83 1984 South Pacific 7 Brides for 7 Brothers**## 1985 Fiddler on the Roof Variety ‘85 1986 Showboat How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1987 Guys & Dolls Camelot 1988 Sweet Charity The Pirates of Penzance 1989 Variety ‘89 7 Brides for 7 Brothers 1990 Carmen++ The Pajama Game## 1991 The Mikado Gentlemen Prefer Blondes++ 1992 Carousel Godspell 1993 Half a Sixpence Variety ‘93 1994 Guys & Dolls 42nd Street*## 1995 The Pirates of Penzance Kismet 1996 Will Rogers Follies*## Little Shop of Horrors* 1997 Singin’ in the Rain She Loves Me*##(2) 1998 Oklahoma!## La Cage Aux Folles 1999 Some Like It Hot* The Wiz 2000 Mack & Mabel*** The Slipper & the Rose* 2001 Annie Crazy For You## 2002 The King and I## Oliver! South East England Premiere

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2003 Anything Goes Me & My Girl 2004 Calamity Jane 42nd Street## 2005 7 Brides for 7 Brothers Hello Dolly! 2006 Guys & Dolls Kiss Me Kate## 2007 The Pirates of Penzance Copacabana 2008 Oklahoma! Summer Holiday 2009 Sweeney Todd## Buddy 2010 Stepping Out Mack and Mabel Our last production: Mack and Mabel

South East Essex Premiere

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Chairman Tim Cater Treasurer & Vice Chairman Joanne Ellis Bailey Secretary Doreen Goodfellow Business Manager Steve Wilkinson Entertainments Officer Pat Pepper Press and Publicity Officer Bradley Green General Committee Paul Day & Darren Harper

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Charity Registration No 1062236

BUST – Lady McAdden Breast Screen Unit The link to the LTC... Lady Dorothy McAdden, who gives her name to the BUST unit, is the President of the Little Theatre Company. Dot, as she has always been affectionately known to us in LTC, was a member of the Company when the first production was staged back in 1949. Her husband was the LTC’s first President for many years and when he died Dot took on the role. Over the last few shows we have tried to demonstrate our support to the BUST unit in a practical way by making a donation from the opening nights’ ticket sales: this has amounted to a total of over £3,000. As well as this, we have taken a collection as our audiences have left the theatre on these opening nights and we know that these have amounted to a generous sum. Once again, we will be making a donation to BUST from the first night of this show and taking a leaving collection.

Where it all started... The Lady McAdden Unit, affectionately known as BUST, has provided a major health function for women since the unit opened in 1976. The official opening followed a massive fund raising campaign which was spearheaded by the South East Essex ‘Federation of Townswomen’s Guilds’ to whom the charity remains affiliated, and supported by Lady Dorothy McAdden, wife of the late Sir Stephen McAdden, then MP for Southend East.

Why breast cancer screening is important... Screening aims to detect cancer in its infancy. Early detection of breast abnormalities could have a significant effect on treatment and beating the disease. In addition countless women have their fears allayed.

Linda Harrison, General Man age McAdden Breast Screenin r of the Lady g Unit, having a close encounter with Todd and Mrs. Lovett

For more information call 01702 343288 or go to the website: www.b-u-s-t.co.uk

The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) Founded in 1899, is the main representative body for amateur theatre in the UK. It has a membership of some 2500 amateur/ community theatre groups and 3000 individual enthusiasts throughout the UK, staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in a wide variety of performing venues, ranging from the country’s leading professional theatres to village halls. Members have access to a wide range of benefits. NODA is divided into eleven national Regions, each headed by an Region Councillor who sits on the Council (the ruling body of the Association), supported by a network of Regional Representatives and other volunteers. These volunteers are the vital link to the grass roots of the Association, the amateur theatre companies themselves. The Association is administered from its Headquarters in Peterborough, with a knowledgeable and friendly staff able to deal with virtually any enquiry relating to amateur theatre. There is a broad spectrum of ages involved with amateur theatre nationwide, from a burgeoning number of youth groups to adult companies, which meet the needs of all levels of both performers, whether dramatic or musical, and enthusiasts involved backstage, front of house or in administration. NODA aims: To give a shared voice to the amateur theatre sector • To help amateur societies and individuals achieve the highest standards of best practice and performance • To provide leadership and advice to enable the amateur theatre sector to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century


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Equipment & Props

Professional. well designed lighting can make a good show, great The use of intelligent lighting has many advantages, especially in theatre. Not only does it add vibrant, modern colours and effects to any show or performance, but, thanks to it’s versatility, they give you an instant contingency for when things don’t go quite right and it means you can create entire lighting plots using just a few lamps. The time saved by not having to fix and focus 40 or so standard lamps, means that the lighting can practically pay for itself. We currently offer a set of 4 Martin moving head units available for hire, which consist of 2 Mac500 profile lamps and 2 Mac300 wash lamps. With unit hire rates from just £50 per week, you really can afford to add that professional touch to your next performance.

Music Stands Add professional quality and convenience to your band or orchestra. Our professional, powered music stands are robust, sturdy and have built in lighting on each stand, making them perfect for pit orchestras or for giving your orchestra that professional, uniform look. Our rates start from just £6 per stand, so they really are a must!

Costume Hire Quality costumes for every production With over 60 years experience in producing shows, we know a thing or two about costumes. More importantly, you can take advantage of our extensive wardrobe which is bursting at the seams with hundreds of quality costumes. Not only do we have generic costumes for many different eras, but we also have collections of costumes for many of the most popular shows, letting you, literally, dress your show ‘off of the rail’.

Props, glorious props As with our costumes, having produced over 130 productions, we’ve amassed a huge array of props, including scenery, all of which is available for hire. There are far too many props to list, but with rifles to bicycles, swords to birdcages and musical instruments to suitcases, all, as always, at great rates, it’s always worth giving us a try.

Doing Oklahoma? we’ve got it covered. My Fair Lady? That too! Annie? Oliver? Anything Goes? Wizard of Oz? Sweeney Todd? No problem... With rates from just £6 per costume and discounts for sets of costumes there’s no need to worry about making or buying your costumes. Just come to us!

Tel: 01702 340308/07947 359046

Email: hire@littletheatrecompany.co.uk

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