As part of the Revival project, Wimborne Community Theatre has been invited to develop a site-specific theatre event to commemorate the closing of the Priest’s House Museum in Spring 2019 for major refurbishment and its reopening in 2020. Workshops and rehearsals are now underway for the performances which will take place at 7.30 pm from Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th June.
Unfortunately there will be no Skittles Evening this year. But don’t despair – we are looking into a new venue and hope to bring this popular event back next year!
Friday July 12th – Annual Treasure Trail round the streets of Wimborne
Wednesday November 6th – Quiz Evening
Make a note of them both – not to be missed!
More details coming soon.
The AGM on April 3rd was well attended by members and we reviewed a successful year in 2017 – 2018. You can read the Annual Report here.
The next rehearsal for the Revival project is an extra rehearsal from the dates already published on Thursday April 11th from 7 – 8.30 pm at the museum.
The Rehearsal will take place in the Education Room at:
The Priest’s House Museum, 23-27 High St, Wimborne BH21 1HR
(Entry through the back door of the museum next to the Library).
Some more dates for your diary – we’ll be meeting at the Priest’s House Museum from 7 – 9 pm for rehearsals on
Saturday 27 April 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm
Thursday 2 May 2019
Wednesday 8 May 2019
Thursday 16 May 2019
Thursday 23 May 2019
Sunday 2 June 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm
Revival performance dates Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 June
Come along to find out more. All welcome!
Members of the group visited the Priest’s House Museum on November 15th to explore the building and gather ideas for our next project. Curator, Emma Ayling, explained plans for the Priest’s House Museum and Garden’s Revival project, funded by HLF.
Dunja first became involved in WCT when she was teaching at Pamphill School in the 1990s, and her class took part in WCT’s first production, ‘Voyages’, in 1991 at Kingston Lacy. Dunja performed with over thirty Year 3 & 4 students as a group of Durotrigues meeting the Veneti (QE students), on the slopes of the Cedar Avenue.
Since then, Dunja has been a stalwart supporter of the group, from steering group member to costume designer, photographer to back stage support. Nothing was ever too much or too difficult for her, and she met every challenge with a positive and cheerful manner.
Dunja’s creativity and calm presence will be very much missed by everyone at WCT, but she’ll always be an invaluable part of the company’s development and history.
A fun time was had at the Quiz Night on Wednesday, November 7 and we raised around £300 to help develop the group’s next community theatre project at the Priest’s House Museum in June 2019.
Thank you especially to Quizmaster John Billington, Ace Caterer Clare Small, and to all members of the group who helped and all those who came along to support us.
The next fundraising event will be the Treasure Trail on Friday July 12th. Watch this space for further details.