Nine decades of drama for Exmouth Players
PUBLISHED: 15:02 12 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:02 12 February 2019
Picture: Exmouth Players.
Last year The Exmouth Players celebrated their 90th anniversary. Trevor Brice from the theatre group talks to us about its history.
“Initial productions were staged at Exmouth Pavilion and local theatres. In 1950, part of the building that is now the Blackmore Theatre was leased to the Players. The group purchased the theatre in 2000 thanks to grants and loans from the district and town councils.
“The theatre is run purely on a voluntary basis and as a charity we are wholly dependent on donations and funds raised from our productions and other events to cover the cost of maintenance and upgrading.
“Various regional nominations and awards have been received over the years, the last of which was Best Drama for Rough Justice in 2017.
“Each year we stage three plays and either a pantomime or family production. We also host the annual Exmouth One Act Play Festival.”
Visit the group’s website at www.blackmoretheatre.co.uk for further information about The Exmouth Players.
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