Brookside Theatre to broadcast archived performances

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Romford’s Brookside Theatre is to open its digital archives for free for the first time.

The theatre will kick off this Wednesday, April 22, at 7.00pm, with one of the first shows ever performed at the theatre back in 2012, Dan Goggin’s hilarious musical comedy, Nunsense.

Featuring star turns, tap dancing nuns, an audience quiz, misadventure and comic surprises a plenty, Nunsense is one musical that is truly heaven sent!

Every Wednesday evening, a new show will be made available on the theatre’s YouTube channel with future shows to include last year’s highly acclaimed adaptation of Oscar’s Wildes comedy, The Canterville Ghost, the hit family show Red – The Red Riding Hood Musical and the UK premiere of sixties musical comedy, Life Could Be A Dream.

The theatre has also promised some special online broadcasts over the coming weeks created by a host of regular performers that are passionate about supporting the theatre during the lockdown.

Artistic Director, Jai Sepple said: “Although our doors remain shut, we are determined to continue to bring entertainment to the community. The love and support that we have received now as well as over the past eight years from the people of Havering has been unparalleled and so greatly appreciated and we just want to give something back during these difficult times.

“Our doors may not be not open but our hearts most certainly are and we are proud to be able to open our archives to the community, who will hopefully be able to enjoy some of our past shows from the comfort of their own living rooms.”

While viewing is free of charge, the theatre needs support now more than ever before, in this challenging and unprecedented time. It receives no grants or funding and relies solely on ticket sales and the generosity of their patrons. With the historic Romford War memorial buildings closed until further notice, they are now reliant on donations and support is critical to ensure the future of the theatre.

Jai continued: “While we recognise that this is a difficult time for many, any donation, large or small, would be so greatly appreciated.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation should visit the theatre’s website, brooksidetheatre.com.

For further information about the upcoming broadcasts, visit the website, follow their Facebook page, @BrooksideTheatre and subscribe to the YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEemYaGEd_DFWnWAnxGlSbw?sub_confirmation=1

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Mick Ferris

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