Following two hugely successful performances in 2016; which yielded record ticket sales; Turnpike Community Theatre have announced their programme for 2017 which includes an additional production, and promises to bring something for everyone in the local community over the coming year.
The group will start the year with a performance of Roald Dahl’s classic story of ‘The Witches’ in May. This production promises to be a must see for local families and Dahl fans alike, drawing on Turnpike’s successes in recent years. This will be followed in September by a performance of Willy Russell’s play version of ‘Blood Brothers’. The performance schedule will conclude in November with the group’s annual family pantomime, which this year will be Dick Whittington. Again, this will be an amazing spectacle for all the family.
The company’s chairperson and artistic director, Neil Gredecki, said “This is an exciting year for Turnpike with the addition of a third production to the annual schedule, additional performances for each production, and the use of such iconic scripts. We are keen to perform plays that are varied and appeal to wide audiences. Last year saw record ticket sales for the group and we had people waiting in the entrance prior to each production for any returned or uncollected tickets – seats were at a premium! We hope that this year is equally as successful and we encourage members of the public to purchase tickets now to avoid disappointment”.
Due to high demand for the 2016 shows, tickets are expected to sell fast for all of three productions. Details about the auditions and tickets can be found online by visiting www.turnpikecommunitytheatre.com