A North Lynn theatre company has received two awards for providing youngsters of all ages with opportunities to get involved in full-scale productions and volunteering.
Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company won the Bronze Award at the Opportunities Awards in Lynn and the Mayor’s Award for volunteering opportunities.
Chairman Tim Rock said: “We would like to thank the trustees for their continued support and, of course, the cast members and volunteers for everyone’s achievement.”
The theatre company has won many awards since first forming in Heacham in 2001, and over the years has been forced to move premises four times to cope with the ever-growing numbers.
Now boasting over 50 thriving thespians and having performed regularly at Lynn’s Corn Exchange, Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre and winning the Shakespeare Cup at the Hunstanton Drama Festival for their performance of Romeo and Juliet three years in a row.
The group has won several awards for providing volunteering opportunities including the Gold Standard Award at the Opportunity Awards previously and co-founder Tim Rock winning The Mayor’s Civic Award for Voluntary Service.
Now in their new home at St Augustine’s Centre in North Lynn, the group meet three times a week for sessions and welcome anyone who is interested in joining.
Mr Rock said: “Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company is a lively, vibrant group open to all from the age of four. Unlike other companies they do not hold auditions – all you need is enthusiasm, a sense of humour and a willingness to work as part of a team. Whatever your ability, they will find a place for you!
“LHMTC hold two theatrical performances a year at Lynn’s Corn Exchange as well as many outdoor and fundraising events. If you would like to join, your first taster session is free, with subsequent workshops costing £2.00 per three hour session. Groups are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, from 5-8pm.”
He added: “LHMTC welcomes adult volunteers to help at both workshops and in shows. All regular members have enhanced CRB/DBS checks and this is paid for by LHMTC. Each volunteer has to complete an application form and their acceptance is subject to the approval of the Trustees.”
The group are now starting work on their Christmas production, A Christmas Carol, which is to be staged at Lynn’s Corn Exchange in November.
If you are interested in joining or volunteering, go to www.lhmtc.co.uk or contact LHMTC on 760568 or 07760 920336.