Kettering theatre group gets £500 to buy lighting equipment

The cast of Kettering group C&D Productions' Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
The cast of Kettering group C&D Productions' Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

It’s lights up for a Kettering theatre group after they were given funds to buy some lighting equipment.

Northanst County Councillor Mick Scrimshaw has provided C&D Productions with £500 from his Empowering Councillors and Communities allocation to help fund the lighting.

Cllr Scrimshaw said: “I am delighted to be able to support C&D Productions.

“The theatre company was started in 2014 and it continues to get bigger and better, providing high quality opportunities for local people to engage in professional theatre and ‘am-dram.’

“I know previously that the company have had to hire equipment so I hope the funding I have been able to provide will help to reduce ongoing running costs and ensure any money raised through productions can be reinvested in the theatre group.”

Artistic director of C&D Productions Chris Lynch said: “We are extremely grateful to Cllr Scrimshaw for securing our most recent grant.

“The additional funding has been very helpful as we’ve used it to order some crucial lighting.

“We are also looking for more funding and sponsorship to build on this initial outlay as there are many things we are still hiring or renting from elsewhere.

“But it’s not just financial support we need. We also welcome support from the wider community.

“The more people know about us, the more people can come see our productions and gain direct support if they are a local community group.

“We are always looking for new people to join us.

“It isn’t just about being on the stage. We also need people to help backstage, with make-up, costume, props, set building and directing.”

For further information on C&D Productions or details about how you can support the group, visit its website or ‘like’ the Facebook page.

The company is performing The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering, this week.

Performances take place on February 26, 27 and 28. Doors open at 7pm, with the play starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 and available to purchase online.