ISLEBURGH Drama Group is now ell into rehearsals for this year’s pantomime. Producer Jennie Atkinson’s team will be performing Jack and the Beanstalk at the Garrison Theatre from 4th-13th December.
Among the old familiar faces, the cast includes a number of new people together with some who have established a solid reputation for themselves over the last couple of years. This period has seen a temporary break from musicals which has enabled a lot of people to gain acting experience as well as permitting some new directors to cut their teeth. Gratifyingly, audiences have remained healthy.
Islesburgh is also particularly lucky in having a stable core of back stage members. This continuity has led, over the years, to the building up of a vast stock of costumes as well as the ability to recycle sets and props efficiently. This is important for a strictly amateur outfit which seeks to remain financially independent.
Further productions are already on the stocks, the next one being Tom Stoppard’s modern masterpiece, Arcadia, scheduled for late March 2009.