Are you interested in local history or the theatre? Would you like to be involved in a project that promises to unite the two and deliver something really special that the whole town can take a pride in? Well now you have the chance because Fusion Youth Theatre are recruiting volunteers who would like to be involved in their new project.
Stories, Sites & Spectacles is a BBC funded project, a partnership between Fusion Youth Theatre & Community Arts, The Grimsby Minster, The CultureHouse and Museums At Night, for local people to help work on, create, produce and perform a large piece of community theatre in and around the Grimsby Minster. The project is linked to the nationwide Museums At Night event which takes place in mid May. The performance will be based on the past, present and future of the town and the surrounding area.
Any residents of North East Lincolnshire are welcome to come and be a part of the project. Volunteers are needed to work as researchers, writers, directors, organisers, performers, storytellers, musicians, artists, costume makers, stage crew and much more! There is a role for everyone and no previous experience is necessary.
The performance will be lead by professional directors Louise Clark (Libellule Theatre) and Emma Middleton (Mizuchi Theatre), each of whom have created many youth and community theatre performances over the years both nationally and internationally.
But Louise and Emma are only the drivers of the project. The content, the story, the direction that the project takes, is completely down to the participants because Stories, Sites & Spectacles needs to be community theatre created and told by the community it represents.
The performance will be made up of two parts – one will be an outdoor spectacle performance and the second will be smaller indoor pieces which may include songs or storytelling.
The project began in mid February but the group are still welcoming new arrivals and this means not just individuals but also local groups, businesses and organisations who are interested in being represented.
If you’d like to know more about getting involved, contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07884 308992. You can also find them on ww.facebook.com/GrimsbyStory or www.twitter.com/GrimsbyStory.