The world debut of CastAways own Linda McKenzie’s thoughtful and surprising play, Memories, was a big success across the three performances on the 31st of March and the 1st of April! Audiences were treated to surprising twists and turns with an ending that left some in tears. Linda’s first play was also a directorial debut for Lesley Amos who did a great job with a play that needed restraint. Everyone at Bispham CastAways looks forward to seeing what these two talented ladies do next!
Everyone at Bispham CastAways would like to thank the people at 1st Bispham Scouts for renting their wonderful facility to us for July and August to prepare our outdoor project that we performed at the end of August for Glen Tanar care home. It was important for us to have a safe place to rehearse and setup our first ever portable, outdoor set as we were without a home at that point. The people at the scouts made everything easy and were unbelievably helpful so we cannot thank them enough. The care home production was a success, in part, because of their generous help. We will always recommend 1st Bispham Scouts on Devonshire Road to everyone.
The trustees of Bispham CastAways took the decision to shut it’s doors during the worldwide pandemic to do it’s bit to stop the spread of the disease. This means that all Sunday rehearsals have been cancelled and our next play, “Bed Socks and Blackpool Rock” by Sharon Sinclair, has been postponed. We are actively trying to support our members through this difficult time, especially as we have a number of vulnerable and at risk members as well as some who are key workers. We are ensuring that communication is kept open and many members have been amazing at offering help to those who are in difficulty. We would like to thank all our members and supporters for their understanding and backing during this time and will continue to keep people updated on further developments. Good luck to everyone…
Stay strong, follow government guidance, stay healthy, be kind and supportive to all!
It was such fun at the “Seaview”, two minutes from the sea, under the hard gaze of Mrs Austin. This play was the first by Bispham CastAways and played to two very appreciative audiences on the 26th and 27th of April. There were laughs galore at the antics of the Blackpool boarding house residents during a typically English week in August in the 1950s. A financial success as well with a great NODA review put the cherry on top of the cake!