Guest post by Hilary Pinnock
(L-R) Steve Berrington, Alison Fleming, Tracy Burns, Victor Hassan, Caroline Lucas, Celia Bonner, Di James, Al Fowkes, Diana Boswell, Steve Williamson, John Chidgey, David Reynolds, Belinda Coghlan
As the nation looks forward to the easing of lockdown restrictions and being able to meet up with friends and family, the Wilmslow Green Room is hoping to capture the national mood with a new summertime entertainment called ‘Together Again’.
Together Again is being performed on the afternoon of Sunday 8th August at Gawsworth Hall, near Macclesfield.
The grounds open at 2pm and the performance will start at around 3.45pm.
Directed by John Chidgey and Celia Bonner – both seasoned professionals at Gawsworth – the company, which will include many Gawsworth regulars, is looking forward to providing a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment.
Celia Bonner commented: “The programme for the show is a fun mix of sketches, poems and excerpts from plays the Green Room has performed over the years.
“It includes some Shakespeare, plus other great favourites and some lesser-known pieces, so there is something in the show for everyone.
To make it a special occasion we have chosen to perform in the afternoon so people can come to Gawsworth, bring their picnics, meet up with friends in the open air and then enjoy the show.
“To make it even more special they can have the treat of a scone with jam and cream with a cup of tea or coffee.”
The Green Room is making a welcome return to Gawsworth where the hall’s theatre visitors will remember the company’s many Shakespeare plays and countless other successes from over 40 years of performing at this iconic venue.
Tickets are £10 each – or £15 to include a summertime treat of scone, jam, cream and a cup of tea or coffee all served from Gawsworth’s tearoom.
The £15 tickets can only be booked up to and including Thursday 5th August to allow time for these items to be catered for.
Booking is now available on the Wilmslow Green Room website: www.wgrsoc.org.uk
In accordance with current Covid-19 guidelines, the audience viewing area at Gawsworth will be very different this year, with the hall advising patrons to bring a blanket or camping chair as there is no covered seated grandstand for 2021.
The show will take place on a festival stage in front of the hall, ensuring it can continue even if social distancing requirements remain.
So, with a reduced seating capacity, it is advisable to book early.
£10 tickets may be purchased at the hall gate on the day of the performance assuming the lawn still has capacity.
Regrettably as a condition of Gawsworth’s theatre insurance, no children under 6 may attend the performance.
If audience members bring a gazebo, they will only be allowed to site them on the perimeter of the lawn.
Further information on this can be found on Gawsworth Hall’s website: www.gawsworthhall.com
John Chidgey added: “We have had so many exciting nights at Gawsworth over the years and so we are delighted to have been invited back by the Richards family to perform here once again.
“We very much look forward to seeing everyone and getting Together Again at Gawsworth this summer.”