12th May 2014
“Keeping you in the Picture”
We cannot believe that this is May already and work is about to start on the Theatre. For those of you who don’t know where to find us and have been unable to give us a bit of a hand yet, we know where you stay!!
On a serious note, we could do with all the help we can on Tuesdays through the day (10.30am to 3.oopm) and on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm. We can be found at Criffel View on the Crichton Campus where we are storing, sorting, archiving years of programmes, posters, photos, costumes, props, furniture etc. etc., recycling (4 skips later ) all with a view to cataloguing at some date in the future. If any of the above appeals to you, or you just want to be involved in the camaraderie and being part of the new start for the Theatre Royal, please see the slip at the bottom of the letter for contact details.
No experience is necessary to help us in this mammoth task, just a willingness to give of your time, energy and support.
To keep up our strength, lunch is available on Tuesdays at a nominal cost. Previous menus have included: lasagne: BLTs; macaroni cheese; baked potatoes; tortillas; savoury choux buns with chicken and ham filling and various sandwiches including sausages and bacon.
While all of this is going on we need to think about keeping up our production skills. We plan to take the Guild of Players out to the people and we are currently working towards a programme of plays, sketches and variety turns which we hope will start in June after the AGM (17th June 2014 )
As these need to be moved to different venues, we are again appealing for help with transport and the “get ins and the get outs” of a variety of venues.
We are grateful to those of you who have already responded with the giving of your time. It’s true that many hands make light work.
To start this off, a meeting has been arranged forWednesday 21 May 2014at7.30 pmat Criffel View. All members, actors and non-actors, backstage crew and any other interested members are welcome to attend.
The oldest working theatre in Scotland
Theatre Royal, Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, Scotland DG1 2JH
Tel: 01387 254209