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Dedicated volunteers key to Macbeth

PUBLISHED: 10:30 20 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:21 06 July 2010

Abi Titmuss is starring as Lady Macbeth at the Seagull Theatre. Picture: ANDY DARNELL

Abi Titmuss is starring as Lady Macbeth at the Seagull Theatre. Picture: ANDY DARNELL

ABI Titmuss may be grabbing all the headlines for her Shakespearian debut in Macbeth, but out of the limelight, another story has been building.

Better known for her role as a glamour model and reality TV celebrity, Abi has taken on the serious and demanding role of Lady Macbeth, at Pakefield's Seagull Theatre.

ABI Titmuss may be grabbing all the headlines for her Shakespearian debut in Macbeth, but out of the limelight, another story has been building.

Better known for her role as a glamour model and reality TV celebrity, Abi has taken on the serious and demanding role of Lady Macbeth, at Pakefield's Seagull Theatre.

However at the same time, a less glamorous but equally compelling tale is that of 30 or more volunteers who are giving up long hours to ensure that the production achieves the interest and recognition that it deserves.

The large cast of actors, which includes two teams of children, are supplemented by technicians, costume specialists, receptionists, backstage and front of house workers, film makers. animators, coffee brewers and many more volunteers who are quietly putting in long hours to ensure the success of the enterprise.

Alongside the volunteers, local businesses have really stepped up to the mark with sponsorship and help in other ways.

The Seagull has always had a reputation for being of the community and for the community, and the effort going into the production demonstrates that well.

Macbeth began its run at the Seagull on Wednesday and continues until Sunday, when it then tours Bungay, Sudbury and Norwich, returning to Pakefield on November 30 and December 1, before concluding at The Cut, in Halesworth, on December 4.

Further information about Macbeth can be found at www.theseagull.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01502 589726


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