The website is a repository for images and stories relating to nearly twenty productions involving hundreds of young people and adults in many unusual East Dorset sites, from Kingston Lacy to Knowlton Rings to Wimborne’s Pump House.
The website was made possible through a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £10,700 awarded in 2013. For more about this, see a press cutting from the Bournemouth Echo. Also see a House of Commons letter from Annette Brooke, the local MP, congratulating WCT on the award.
The website was officially launched by Annette Brook, MP, at the Priest’s House Museum on 14th March 2014. See an account of the evening.
We want to share this cultural heritage with the individuals and communities that helped create it, and anyone interested in how community theatre engages audience and performers with a sense of history played out in a landscape.
The material culture of Wimborne Community Theatre will be stored at Dorset History Centre, Dorchester
We are continuing to develop the Archive sections, found on the main menu under Productions Archive, adding information, labelling photographs, videos and other items; if you find something missing, please come back and look again another time.
If you were involved in a previous production, we’d love to hear from you. Particularly, we’d like to know: