A theatre company focused on fun is hoping to attract new members following its move to a different venue in Lynn.
The Engaging Theatre Company (ETC) was set up two years ago and has been based at Engage Norfolk based at North Lynn industrial estate.
But it is on the move and from Thursday, March 26, it will held at the Community Centre in Providence Street.
The company is aimed at young people interested in easy drama who are aged over seven, including those with limited abilities and mobility.
Founder of ETC, Sandra Hohol, who has previous experience of working with a charity children’s theatre group, said: “We have had lots of support and are grateful to Engage Norfolk, but now we feel it’s time to move on and being in the town, we shall be more central.
“As we will be in a community centre where other youth groups meet, we hope we may attract more members.”
ETC uses puppets and props in some of the workshops and encourages those taking part to expand their imagination. It helps to build confidence, develop teamwork and offers a platform for people to share their ideas with each other.
Sandra said: “The workshops held over the last few months have been successful and more young people are welcome to come along and join in doing as much as they wish or just watch. Sign language, musical instruments and dance and movement are also used but not all at once in one session.”
The small shows that members put on for themselves contain content and sketches that which the group have created themselves in workshops and which have been scripted for the stage.
Said Sandra: “They are in fact creating their own shows, which is quite an achievement and they will get all the credit too. They are given the basis for ideas to work on and are left to their own devices. What they have achieved in workshops has been truly amazing as it is all their own work.”
ETC looks upon itself as a stepping stone for young people to engage in the performing arts on an informal and fun basis so that they can progress to larger companies.
Workshops are every Thursday evening from 6-8pm, and if there is enough interest then a group for four to seven-year-olds may evolve. Each session costs £3.
Anyone interested in finding out more about ETC should contact Sandra on 01485 534827 or 07879973600or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The website can be seen at www.engagingtheatrecompany.co.uk