To give away tickets for some of the 40 performances of 'Jemima Puddle-Duck and her friends' to local schools who cannot otherwise afford to bring their kids to an educational show and give local kids their first taste of professional theatre. The schools will need to cover the cost of transport.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 December 2011
Despite being a wealthy Borough, there are many pockets of deprivation. For example, the Eastham Estate is uniquely owned by The London Borough of Newham and therefore many residents are on low wages or unwaged. Even though we are keeping our ticket prices down to ¬£10.50 (our professional actors only receive ¬£200 per week, although local supporters provide them with bed and breakfast to offset any costs.
We have been marketing our Christmas shows to schools for nine years and we know that some of the schools (or the parents) cannot afford the cost of the Theatre ticket and the coach. We have subsidised two or three year groups from various schools for the last two productions, and would like to extend this subsidy to others as we have been unable to meet all the requests made of us by the schools in recent years. Where possible, PTAs will often support the additional cost for the pupils.
This enterprising theatre… is going from strength to strength. Their previous productions of my plays have been inventive and enjoyable.
I am so glad the babes could be part of providing a wonderful live theatre experience for these children.
All of the actors were brilliant. My favourite was Maggot because she is really funny.Thank you and we would love to come again.
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