Becky Smith, Chair of The Littleport Players reports that due to recent worldwide events all theatre groups including our much-loved The Littleport Players have had to take an enforced rest!
Resting of course is what those in the acting profession call not having any work.
The Players have performed two or three shows a year for 27 years so to be halted, by albeit necessary rules and regulations in an attempt to keep the population safe, has, as Becky Smith said, “Came as a massive shock and saddened us. Our summer musical HAIRSPRAY was cancelled, and we are still uncertain about the pantomime this December.
However, we have still been busy behind the scenes providing our audiences with upbeat ‘lip-sync’ virtual videos, reading pantomime scripts and putting procedures into place for the all-important social distancing rules and regs. We’ve enjoyed doing the virtual videos that has been something completely different for us, but it’s still us doing what we do best or try to,” Becky added modestly.
Megan Bidecant best known to Littleport’s theatre goers for her acting, singing and dancing skills is the techno wizard behind the excellent social media presentations! And she tells us, “I edit and post pictures, create events and videos for our Facebook and Instagram that are our main platforms. Generally trying to keep the community up to date with what we are doing, whether that’s performances, auditions, rehearsals or social events.”
Chelsea Booth, the popular comic actor often paired with Becky Smith in pantos as the modern-day equivalent of the Brokers Men, is paired with Megan in arranging social outings and gatherings for the cast and crew.
And in conclusion the multi-talented actor, producer, director and choreographer Becky Smith said, “We literally can’t wait to be back performing the next show and we will be updating you soon once we have received the guidance from the Government. In the meantime, please keep following us on Facebook under The Littleport Players or get in touch via email – email@example.com if you think you can help us in anyway.”