Dear Actors, Friends, Subscribers and Supporters
Welcome to my last Sterts Newsletter. I am not going to bore you with a long blubbery Oscar's style list of thanks. Suffice it to say that there is a long list of those that I do thank and who have contributed to an exciting and supportive working environment that was never boring.
I look back on my time leading Sterts as a time when there have been one or two disappointments and many hundreds of happy occasions. For those who are interested in such facts, and that may just be me, this is Newsletter 156 and the first one in this format was sent in April 2011.
Kate Rogers, my successor will be on Newsletter duties at the end of January. I commend the Trustees on their decision to appoint Kate who will bring a new energy, expertise and organisational vigour to Sterts. I urge you to welcome her and support her as you have supported me.
Moving swiftly on...
We are monitoring the situation regarding Covid restrictions and will closely follow the guidance and legislation exactly as we have done for the past 18 months. You can be assured that Sterts will continue to provide a Safe, Secure entertainment that is great value for money.
We have a short spring season planned that offers some familiar names including Warwick & Davey and some new ones.
Then, just before Easter, a Cornish Zombie Apocalypse... with cream tea. We are launching a film club called Reel Sterts that will operate monthly in our Studio. The Games Days that have run monthly on a Sunday are moving to Friday Games Evenings from 14th January
The New Year
We have also decided on our summer '22 shows and are in the process of recruiting professional directors and artistic teams.
The shows have already been announced, Matilda Jnr, and Honk! are both family musicals.
We are determined that Ella Hickson's Wendy & Peter Pan will finally "fly" in 2022 and the play is King Charles III by Mike Bartlett.
Auditions will take place week commencing 30th January and if you are interested in auditioning more detail will be published on the website and Sterts Social Media at the start of January.
If you would like to be added to the potential performers e.mail list contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as a new Centre Director Sterts are also in the process of changing the Box Office and website.
The new look should be "live" by the end of January but you will be able to book the Sterts Studio shows on the old website from the start of January.
Both of these crucial services have been provided and supported by our volunteers and we must express our gratitude to all of them for what they have done.
There are many more exciting developments and plans in the pipeline that will be announced as 2022 progresses.
As I write this, we are preparing for Sterts Singers Candlelit Carol Concert. In 2020 it was the last event before the second full lockdown. We were fortunate that, at the time Cornwall was in Tier One.
Whatever happens, thank you all for supporting your local theatre arts centre. Everybody at Sterts wishes you a Happy Christmas and we are all looking forward to a bright and pandemic free 2022.