Dear Actors, Friends, Subscribers and Supporters
Welcome to the latest Sterts Newsletter.
Our New Build is Getting Built
Sterts is closed in line with the current Lockdown regulations but anybody who has passed recently will have spotted that there is still some activity with the Box Office build. This is all carefully managed and within the rules, but is a sign of better times ahead. We are very grateful to Stewart Every and our amazing volunteers for this project.
Beer and Crafts
Rules permitting, we are going to re-open to the public with a Grand Spring Fair on the weekend of 27th/28th March. We are also planning to go ahead with our second beer festival, The Taming of the Brew 2, on May day. Both events will certainly have to be limited numbers and some restrictions will still be in place but definitely a couple of dates for your diaries.
Auditions for In-House Shows
We are now auditioning for our In House shows in March, (there will be audition information on the website by the end of January). The family show will be Shrek the Musical, we will also be performing Wendy & Peter Pan which was postponed from 2020 and we are still sifting through proposals from directors for our Classic.
We are very much looking forward to finally seeing our Junior Youth Group's production of The Little Mermaid in June half term week and watch this space for an exciting announcement about an SYTC musical that will be part of Sterts summer season for the first time since we staged les Misérables school edition back in 2013.
Summer Season is Coming
We have now programmed our Summer Season and have worked on several different models of how we run the season. We are confident that even if South East Cornwall were to return to Tier One or Two we would be able to operate using the processes and procedures that we successfully employed last summer. Of course, we are all hoping that such precautions will not be needed so we have also planned for a season where restrictions are reduced and we will be able to safely welcome even more people to Sterts.
Several shows are already on sale including Launceston supergroup The Countrymen and a new play from local playwright Simon Parker. You can be reassured that our policy of giving refunds has not changed and you can be fully confident that if you are ill or a show is cancelled you will get a refund.
Our first live performances will be from the ever-popular Craig Johnson who is bringing Squashbox Theatre back to Sterts during the Easter holidays in April.
"The Beast" workshops have been postponed but will be going ahead when we have a clearer idea of post Lockdown restrictions.
Can You Help?
You may also be interested in helping Sterts by joining our 100 club? An annual payment of £24 gives you an entry into a draw for £50 each month.. Contact for information.
Jane Kellie, one of our volunteers, is supporting Sterts with a Samworth Brothers JustGiving challenge, if you would like to support her, here are the details.
Would you like to give a gift that is great to receive and also helps Sterts? Gift Vouchers are available HERE Prices start at £10 and if you would like us to post them for you, we will do this for free, (UK addresses only).
Thank you for your on-going loyalty and support. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Sterts very soon.