We can’t quite believe we’re in October! Since we were able to phase back into rehearsals, first starting outside and, as restrictions lifted, returning to our usual rehearsal space at Early St Peter’s church hall, the Summer has flown by! We find ourselves back where we paused in March 2020; ready to open Little Shop of Horrors to audiences at The Kenton Theatre.
We know many of you will have booked tickets to the original production; our friends at The Kenton Theatre box office have been working diligently behind the scenes to transfer previously booked tickets to the various new dates; if you are unsure on the status of your booking, please email or call the Box Office with your original booking details, which will have been emailed to you on 01491 525050.
If you are yet to book your tickets, we don’t want to cause panic, but there is a growing rumour they might sell out. We don’t want to add to the panic buying phenomenon (does anyone need a toilet roll?) but miss it, and you may well miss out! The Kenton’s website can be temperamental on mobile or Apple devices, (probably that increased demand) but a call to the box office will ensure you can book as many tickets as you require, whilst availability lasts!
We know some of our members are still shielding and remain high risk to contracting COVID-19. Whilst we’ll miss regular faces who may not be able to join us, we want to reassure everyone that theatre is returning safely, with Staff, Cast and Crew all adhering to guidance in place. Whilst government restrictions have been lifted, patrons are encouraged to follow the below guidance provided by The Kenton Theatre:
Performances will include a range of measures to reduce congestion and allow everybody to respect each other’s space. The following measures will also be in place for these performances:
-E-tickets will be available. These do not have to be printed but can be shown on your smartphone or similar device for us to scan on entry. In order to reduce queueing and minimise contact, tickets will not be available for collection from the Box Office
- Enhanced cleaning of all public areas including the Auditorium will be carried out both prior to and during performances
- Hand sanitising stations positioned throughout the building
- Face coverings are recommended whilst moving around the theatre unless exempt for health reasons. Front of House staff are also recommended to wear face coverings
- The Bar will be open during your visit but transactions will be cashless and paperless. We ask that when queueing at the bar all visitors respect each other’s personal space and remain apart from other groups.
- Cloakrooms and other storage will not be available so please bring minimal belongings.
- Programmes and ice creams can be purchased during your visit. Please note all transactions will be cashless.
We look forward to welcoming you and putting on a show that’s 569 days in the making; so head downtown to Skid Row and call in on Mushnik’s flower shop to check out the strange and interesting plants – you will not be disappointed!