QT Theatre Group

Wow! It was great to be back at The Old Chapel and to see so many friends, old and new, at our last play which we performed in May. ‘Lockdown in Little Grimley’, was written during the first lockdown by one of our favourite playwrights, David Tristram, and he asked groups who had staged his plays before if we would be interested. He didn’t have to ask me twice – I purchased it straight away and loved it as soon as I read it. The problem was the ‘timing’.
I got together with a group of interested actors in January, in fact we read three of this plays, but we all agreed that ‘Lockdown’ was the best. But, if we were ever going to perform it, it had to be now – any later just wouldn’t work. So we started rehearsals at the beginning of February and the rest is history!
It was thoroughly enjoyed by our audiences every night. We received lots of compliments about not only the standard of the acting, but also the consistency with which we perform our plays, which was very nice to hear. From the proceeds, we have been able to send a donation of £100 to the Leicester NHS Charity and a further £25 to Dogs’ Trust, in memory of our dear friend and supporter, Kerry-Ann Bark, who sadly died on the night of our Dress Rehearsal.
Picture 1 Above left shows: Ron Berry as Gordon performing CPR on Kat Seddon as Margaret!
Picture 2 shows: Jules Richards as Bernard on the receiving end of Joyce’s affections, played by Gillian Bowler!
Our Annual General Meeting will have taken place by the time you read this and we have welcomed Kat Seddon on to the Committee; Kat was co-opted on to the Committee to look after our Marketing and Communications and we greatly value her experience and expertise in this role. We are also indebted to Jules Richards and Russell Webster who will be supporting her.
So now we are looking forward to our next production which will take place at the end of November. I have no idea yet what it will be but we shall do our best to bring you something which you will thoroughly enjoy and which will make you laugh.
Let’s face it, after what we’ve all been through; the important thing is that we should have some fun! We are very pleased to offer affordable live theatre to the residents of Syston and the surrounding area and we intend to continue to do so for many more years!
If you would like any further information about QTs, check out our website: www.qttheatregp.co.uk, or email: qtsyston@gmail.com
Jude Latham – Chairperson