Theatre’s a labour of love
THERE’S no doubt that Merissa and Nigel Craft have taken on a massive project in restoring Childers’ Paragon Theatre.
Not only have they invested their life savings in the theatre, but they have spent countless hours doing the refurbishment themselves.
And while it’s understandable that Merissa didn’t want to see it leave the Ricciardi family after more than 40 years, it has been a labour of love and finally, the Crafts must be seeing some light at the end of a very long tunnel.
How wonderful, though, that the theatre is being brought back to its former glory.
I can just imagine that when it reopens next month,
❝ Parents will take their children along and share their memories of the theatre.
parents will take their children along and share their memories of the theatre.
I remember going to the movies as a child, and if someone dropped a Jaffa you could hear it roll all the way to the front of the theatre on the wooden floorboards.
I hope the community gets behind the Crafts and helps make the theatre a real social hub again.