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Lowestoft theatre group The Next Stagers shine with mini-stage box creations

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:00 14 June 2017

The Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe Randlesome

The Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe Randlesome

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A theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft has made themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions.

The Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe RandlesomeThe Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe Randlesome

The Next Stagers meet every Wednesday from 10.30am to noon at the Marina Theatre.

The Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe RandlesomeThe Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe Randlesome

Over recent weeks the group has worked with artist Genevieve Rudd to create the model boxes using recycled materials, fabric and pipe cleaners.

The Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe RandlesomeThe Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe Randlesome

The boxes represent a range of theatre performances, including The Wizard of Oz, Phantom of the Opera and even a ballet stage with water fountain.

The Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe RandlesomeThe Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe Randlesome

Eileen Welham designed a South Pacific-themed creation with two colleagues. She said: “I loved every single minute of it. It was fun doing it as we all went back to our childhood – we are really proud of what we have created.”

The Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe RandlesomeThe Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe Randlesome

Since launching in January, the group has worked with numerous professional local artists and practitioners, exploring a range of subjects.

The Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe RandlesomeThe Next Stagers theatre group for the over 50s in Lowestoft have been working with artist Genevieve Rudd to create themed mini-stage boxes as part of their weekly sessions, using recycled materials, fabric and lots of pipe cleaners. Pictures: Joe Randlesome

For more details about the Next Stagers, call Will Isgrove on 01502 533231 or email willisgrove@marinatheatre.co.uk

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