Our actors take to the stage
Following on from our previous blog….
On Sunday 14th October, our Finders Keepers Players took part in the Pegasus Playathon, a marathon play-reading event to raise money for the Pegasus theatre. This event was an opportunity to raise awareness and help support the theatre’s projects with young people in the performing arts.
The team got together three times after work to familiarize themselves with the piece they were reading – ‘Calling Time’ by Derek Webb. Each rehearsal gave the team a chance to develop their characters and the stage set up. As the play was split into five ten minute pieces starring two players, the individual pairs were also able to practice together. The team met finally at 11am on Sunday morning for a full ‘dress rehearsal’ and to steady their nerves before zooming down to the theatre for their moment under the lights.
The reading was a huge success and the team raised an impressive £400 (the most money out of all of the teams involved). The team really enjoyed taking part in the event. Sam Walters from our Student Lettings office said that he thought “it was a fantastic cause to take part in and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience”. Sam does apologise however for his “dodgy Eastern European accent”.
We are hugely grateful to everyone who made a donation and to the 9 staff members who gave up their time to take part. If you would still like to donate, please click here.
(In the photo from left to right: Anna Turner, Rose Loy, Simon Tyrrell, Tristram Torrance, Edwina Addington, Natasha Staveley, Sarah Tallent, Elizabeth Scott & Sam Walters)