New Trustees for Brixham Theatre preparing to welcome you all!
1st May 2021
Brixham Theatre’s new board of trustees was confirmed at its recent AGM and they are now busy ensuring the premises are safe and secure in preparation for welcoming performers and the public back later in the year.
Outgoing chairman Vanessa Fitzgerald has been replaced by Andrew Cox and it was a fond farewell also to Treasurer Charles Oldroyd. The new board comprises John Budden, Kate Graeme-Cook, Laura Jury, Senga Wallace Roche, Jayne Stone and Phil Vickery. Between them they have a varied range of professional experience and complementary skills including technical, marketing, fund raising and communications.
New Chairman Andrew says: “We have all been working very hard and planning ahead and we’re looking forward to getting everything in place ready to welcome you all back when regulations allow. Our theatre is a brilliant local resource and we want everybody to really enjoy it.”
Priorities are to negotiate a new lease with landlord Brixham Town Council and to ensure that the building is COVID secure and complies with all regulations. A dedicated team of volunteers led by Pauline Smith has been working tirelessly behind the scenes during lockdown.
Artistic Director John Budden has been busy researching and commissioning a wide range of performers and local drama group BOADS will kick off the new programme in October with family favourite 'Little Shop of Horrors' in the autumn and also their traditional panto next February. A fabulous range of tribute bands have been booked together with the Christmas Carol Concert by Torquay Brass Band. South Devon Players are working hard towards their production of Ben Hur set for next Spring. Tickets will be coming on sale soon so watch this space!
The theatre is always ready to welcome new volunteers so if you would like to lend a hand then please get in touch and we’ll find a job for you!