Wimborne Community Theatre Awarded Grant for WW1 Town Centre Production

Wimborne Community Theatre has been awarded an Arts Council England grant to support the development of a new production about the First World War in Wimborne, which will take place in summer 2016.

Following two years of research and a pilot performance in 2013 in Wimborne’s Forest Garden, the group is preparing now to create a larger-scale immersive theatre experience, in which the audience will walk from venue to venue in the town centre discovering scenes about the lives of Wimborne residents during the First World War.

The grant will support the involvement of Dorset based artists: musical director, Karen Wimhurst, movement director, Rosalind Conlon, sound production, Adrian Newton and theatre dierector, Tony Horitz.   Also participating for the second time in a WCT production, will be a group of students studying Costume and Performance Design at Arts University Bournemouth.

WCT welcomes local people to join this new project, either as performers or to help ‘back stage’ or to bring ideas and knowledge about people living in Wimborne during the First World War.  To find out more, contact Gill Horitz, gill.horitz@talk21.com or through the Wimborne Community Theatre website   www.wimbornecommunitytheatre.co.uk

On behalf of WCT, WCT Creative Producer, Gill Horitz said

‘ We are thrilled to be awarded an Arts Council grant to enable us create a new site-specific show based on the themes and ideas we identified during our research and public meetings held in partnership with Priest’s House Museum at which members of the public brought precious and significant objects relating to family members during that period.  We look forward to welcoming new members for this exciting project.’ 

To contact WCT for more information, please phone 01202 882740 or email gill.horitz@talk21.com

Adrian Newton            http://nemeton.org.uk/biography/

Rosalind Conlon          http://activateperformingarts.org.uk/news/activates-rosalind-conlon-insight-into-her-role-as-dance-producer

Karen Wimhurst          http://www.karenwimhurst.co.uk                                    

Tony Horitz                 http://stateofplayarts.co.uk/about-us/tony-horitz/

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Written by SammyG
Published on 7th October 2015