Theatre com­pany stops pro­gram

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

PERTH Theatre Com­pany has an­nounced an im­me­di­ate stop to its 2015 pro­gram due to lack of fund­ing.

The big sea­son pro­duc­tion Of Mice and Men, which was to star WAAPA grad­u­ate and Ter­mi­na­tor Genisys ac­tor Jai Court­ney, and world pre­miere of your­se­ven have been with­drawn.

The com­pany re­leased a state­ment last week cit­ing a slow­ing econ­omy and lower-than-ex­pected cor­po­rate and spon­sor­ship sup­port.

PTC chair­man Sal­iba Sas­sine said it was a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion to make. “We had hoped to have se­cured some ma­jor spon­sors and did not,” he said.

“This meant the fi­nan­cial risk of pro­ceed­ing far out­weighed the po­ten­tial ben­e­fits.

“The board de­cided

it was im­per­a­tive not to risk the com­pany, which will con­tinue to op­er­ate.

“The chal­lenge now is to not lose the vi­brancy and energy that has been gen­er­ated and to re­view strate­gic oper­a­tions to al­low Perth Theatre to con­tinue as a sus­tain­able theatre com­pany.”

Tick­ethold­ers will be fully re­funded. Con­tact Tick­etek on 1300 795 012.

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