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NEWS Update

In the light of the continuing uncertainty over the allowable theatre occupancy rates for shows, it is not possible at this stage for a viable application to be made by The Guild for a licensed production for February 2022. After much discussion and deliberation, taking into account the considerable costs we would have to commit to for a full-blown musical, without any guarantee at the moment that we would be permitted to stage the show to a sufficiently financially large enough audience, we sadly have to inform members that we will not be staging a February 2022 Guild production. However, after discussion with Ian Cray, who was to have been our producer, we have agreed that the already planned Theatre Fund Raising production of Buddy and Johnny, which Ian is producing and which is now unable to meet its originally planned production date, could be staged instead in The Guild’s annual theatre slot next February.

Whilst disappointed that we have had to make this decision, we are pleased to be able to give whatever support we can to aid the theatre’s much-needed fundraising activities.

Ian is planning to modify the original script which he has written for Buddy and Johnny to include extra cast and at a meeting on Thursday 2nd September - 7.30 p.m. in the Youth Theatre, he will outline the details to us all. We do hope that you will come along.

A reminder of the meeting will be sent out nearer the date and also any details which may prevail for meeting up at that time - please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information.

We confirm that our 2023 production will be staged Monday 20th to Saturday 25th February 2023!!

Stay safe. Judy and The Guild Committee

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