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Welcome to our December 2016 newsletter.
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December 2016 LTC newsletter

Thank you for your support

Looking back on 2016, and forward to 2017

We would like to thank you for your support for our productions in 2016. The year started with the John Godber comedy Bouncers, then LTC Youth brought us a spectacular Phantom of the Opera. In June we presented Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, with a Downton Abbey feel.

Our most recent production was the Monty Python musical Spamalot, which we are delighted to say proved a huge hit with audiences - even those who weren't Monty Python fans. To read the Burton Mail's review of Spamalot click here.

Coming up in 2017 we are looking forward to LTC Youth's Easter production, which will be the firm favourite Les Miserables, Schools Edition. We are expecting a sell-out, so we would ask patrons to return their ticket forms as soon as they receive them to be sure of their seats.

Our production of Les Miserables runs from Tuesday April 18 to Saturday April 22 at 7.30pm each night. As it is the Easter holidays there are also TWO matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. 

In June there is a complete change of pace as we bring you Avenue Q - the musical comedy puppet show for adults from June 27 to July 1 at 7.30pm. There will also be a 2.30pm matinee.This show contains adult themes.

Avenue Q
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From Snow White to Wendy

Another leading panto role for Sophie

Last year, Sophie Towns was playing Snow White at the Lincoln Drill Hall, in her first professional role after graduating from the London College of Music. This year she'll be playing Wendy in Peter Pan at The Forum in Barrow. In between she toured Europe playing Dorothy in Wizard of Oz. Have a wonderful Christmas on stage, Sophie - and enjoy the flying!

Josh is heading for 42nd Street

The roles keep coming for Josh too

Josh AndrewsJosh Andrews is about to start a run in the musical Annie Get Your Gun at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre (Dec 9 to Jan 21), and already knows that in the spring he's heading to the West End to join the cast of 42nd Street.

Grammy award-winning Sheena Easton will make her West End debut in the production at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. It is due to open on March 20. Tickets are available by visiting www.londontheatre.co.uk/show/42nd-street
 

Congratulations Bill

BADAC newsletter editor thanks his supporters

Bill Pritchard, who edits the Burton and District Arts Council (BADAC) newsletter, has thanked everyone who supported him when he took part in the annual YMCA Burton Sleep Out for the first time.

He gave up his bed for the night to sleep on the floor in one of the concrete tunnels at Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium. In fact, he tells us, he didn't sleep at all, but loved the experience. About 170 people were at the Pirelli with more doing an extreme sleepout in St Modwen's Church graveyard and a sleepout in Tamworth the previous night..

As demand for the YMCA's services, including its food bank, increases the charity is hoping to raise £30,000 this year. The appeal is open until December 12 so there is still chance to donate to Bill's fundraising page here. Including offline donations, Bill is delighted to have already topped £500.

Picture of Bill chatting to Sam Baines, of Willington,courtesy of Burton Mail

Jack visits No 10

Small Business Saturday is memorable for Jack

Jack Dent was chosen as one of this year's #SmallBiz100 - 100 businesses chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent Britain's five million small businesses in the run-up to Small Business Saturday, which was December 3.

His day in the national spotlight was October 31, and on December 1 he joined the rest of this year's #SmallBiz100 at a London reception at 11 Downing Street - but there was the unmissable opportunity for selfies outside its more famous next door neighbour.

On Small Business Saturday itself, Jack was kept fully-occupied performing three magic shows for clients.

Jack at No 10

Welcome to Jeff

Our latest corporate patron

Hello and thank you to our latest corporate patron, Jeff Spencer who has produced quality, solid wood handmade kitchens and furniture from his Derbyshire workshops for the last 20 years.

You can visit his website here and enjoy some video clips here on his YouTube channel.
Jeff Spencer kitchens and furniture
All our corporate patrons have the opportunity to have their own page on our Google-friendly website. See them all here

If you know a local business who would like to show their support for live, local theatre, please ask them to get in touch with us by emailing info@little-theatre.co.uk or ringing 01283 542446. Corporate patronship is a steal at £25 a year - and every business also gets its logo in our show programmes.

New editors for 2017

This is the last newsletter brought to you by Elaine Pritchard who is handing over the editorship to Sue McPhee and Bethan Waite who will be compiling and sending out LTC newsletters from the new year.

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