Further praise for popular performing society
- Credit: Nicholas Garrod
Fresh from the success of staging their first ever pantomime at its own theatre, the Lowestoft Players’ has praised the generosity of the public.
As well as receiving high praise from the audiences, a panto jubilee raffle was successfully held.
With members of the Players donating prizes, it led to an amazing response - as "so many" prizes were received allowing for a draw to be held at each of the 11 performances.
And with the raffle raising funds for future developments, Stephanie Garrod, raffle organiser, said: “Sincere thanks to everyone who donated and bought tickets.
“Through people’s generosity we raised an amazing £610.
"This has been deposited in the Theatre Development Fund and I’m sure that the money will soon be put to very good use.”
Officials at the Lowestoft Players are also celebrating after The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) East recognised the efforts of the amateur dramatics society during the Covid 19 pandemic.
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A special Covid Warriors award was awarded for their 2020 online production of a Very Merry Little Christmas Spectacular.
As the society was unable to stage any shows during the pandemic, to keep spirits high and to raise funds for the society, a free to watch online production was recorded.
The show was filmed around various landmarks of Lowestoft with choir members singing and recording themselves at home.
The film featured festive songs, dance and comedy sketches.
On location scenes were recorded by friends and members of the Lowestoft Players Andrew Groom and Ryan Takman, with the pair also editing the film.
Ryan Takman said: “We had great fun recording even though there was a biting easterly wind on the coast in November 2020.
"Editing took hours and hours as we had to precisely synchronise multiple recordings which had been provided by others.
"The result was well worth it though.”