WW1 theatre show will raise cash for ex service personnel
A THEATRE group which raises money for charity through its shows is coming to Bollington.
Members of the M.Y. Theatre and Film Company will perform a new show at Bollington Arts Centre on Saturday, April 2.
The group is made up of professional and semi professional actors who perform at events in Cheshire and Staffordshire and raise money for charity.
It was founded in 2010 by Jill Young and Steve Mitchell who have been working in professional and amateur theatre, education and with people with disabilities for 25 years.
The group’s Bollington performance will commemorate the First World War.
Jill said: “It’s a specially written piece revolving around a local family. It’s fictional but historically correct.
“This moving piece is set during World War One and is an immersive experience, having only being performed once before at an exhibition opening.
“During the interval we are holding a mini street party. In true spirit there will be tea and cake and to finish we are hosting a Vera Lynn type wartime sing-a-long to capture the atmosphere of the time.
“It promises to be a unique event and all profits will go to the charity Combat Stress which helps ex military people to adjust to civilian life and to cope with post traumatic stress disorder and similar issues.
“This charity doesn’t receive as much exposure as Help for Heroes, which is why we are supporting it so strongly.
“None of the performers take payment and we hope people will support the event.”
The group has raised funds for Macmillan nurses, Cancer Research UK, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Help for Heroes, The Christie and for individuals over the years.
●● Members of the M.Y Theatre and Film Company in costume for the show at Bollington Arts Centre