Theatre group set for stardom in new home

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A Long Sutton theatre group could become a goldmine for stage talent after moving to a new home in the town.

Members of A Touch of Drama group are looking forward to a host of opportunities to develop their artistic talents since moving from The Market House to their new base at Silverwood Garden Centre.

The group, set up in October 2012, runs acting, dancing and singing workshops for children and adults from Gedney, Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge but leaders are now looking for new members from the community with an ambition to perform.

Workshop leader Gary Norman said: “We did a performance in Long Sutton just before Christmas and the owner of the garden centre offered us new accommodation with more space than we had before at The Market House.

“We’re hoping to have a full stage built, with lighting and sound equipment that can stay inside the centre permanently and we’re also going to have another room where we can do singing and dancing.

“It’s nice to have somewhere more personal for the group and we’re all over the moon about our new home.”

The group is part of Spalding-based BRM Theatre Company, named after company director Brett Moore, which aims to make drama and theatre more accessible to people.

Mr Moore said: “A Touch of Drama is a project where we go into communities that don’t have many opportunities to do theatre or can’t afford to do it.

“We’re really excited to have this brilliant venue that we hope will bring people together for all sorts of events.”