OH YES IT IS! PANTO TO GO ON
Pinewood donation to fund drama club’s festive show
PINEWOOD Studios has come to the rescue of a drama club which was struggling to raise money to put on its annual pantomime.
Iver Heath Drama Club has been crowdfunding in order to pay for its January production of Dick Whittington, and has been relying on donations from the public in order to help pay for costumes, props and sets.
Increasing costs and royalties have meant the club is struggling to get the money together to put on the panto, as well as future productions.
However, this week, Pinewood Studios, based in Iver Heath, has donated £500 to the club, which will help it fund the pantomime as well as meet other costs.
Ann Runeckles of Pinewood Studios, said: “Let’s hope the paths to Iver Heath Drama Club, will, as they were for Dick, be paved with gold.”
Iver Heath Drama Club was founded in 1948 and its 30 members meet each week at Iver Heath Village Hall. It is funded by ticket sales but rising overheads have forced it to look at other ways to remain open.
Earlier this year club members turned to social media asking their neighbours to donate leftover paint to offset the costs of decorating its sets.
Pinewood Studios said it gave the money to the club as part of its bid to support and encourage local organisations, and to ensure the studios are a help to the community.
Dick Whittington will be performed on January 30 and 31 and February 5 and 6.
To find out more, or to book tickets, go to www.ihdc.co.uk.