Organisers of famous summer theatre call for support in anniversary year (From Clacton and Frinton Gazette)
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Frinton: Organisers of famous summer theatre call for support in anniversary year
6:00pm Monday 20th January 2014 in News
ORGANISERS of Frinton’s famous summer theatre have called for support from the public and councils in its 75th anniversary year.
The theatre presents seven plays in seven weeks through the summer, with professional actors travelling to the area to take part.
Producer Matthew Townsend, who ran the theatre for the first time last year, says crowds have been dwindling.
But he presented a scheme to Frinton and Walton Town Council at its last meeting outlining plans to open the theatre out to the community and attract a new generation.
Organisers are hoping to clinch support from the town and district council to boost the theatre’s efforts.
They will meet with the town council again to see how it can support the theatre’s progression.
Matthew said: “Frinton’s is the longest surviving summer theatre repertory theatre.
“We have seen our core audience declining and we have seen audience numbers fall over the years.
“It is still strong but we want to get more people involved and we have some new events planned beyond the stage for the first time.”