It’s been a whirlwind two years for Eastern Angles who re-opened the Sir John Mills Theatre earlier in the summer, and have also welcomed people into their newly expanded Ipswich base the Eastern Angles Centre. With their latest show Our White Skoda Octavia currently on tour across the region, Christmas plans are in the pipeline and Eastern Angles need your help to bring the festive magic to the theatre this year!
Throughout their nearly forty year history, Eastern Angles volunteers (known as Angels) have been a vital part of performances and now their role is more important than ever. Alongside Eastern Angles staff, Angels welcome audiences into the theatre, sell refreshments and serve drinks to audiences who are currently sitting in a cabaret style type seating.
Alexandra Mahar has been an Eastern Angles ‘Angel’ for around six years. She is also an enthusiastic amateur performer.
She said, “Being an Angel for Eastern Angles gives people the opportunity to get involved with theatre in a way that they may not have otherwise. You get to see how it works “behind the scenes” – it’s great fun meeting the actors and feeling part of what goes on…and being able to see the shows for free is a real bonus!”
This year’s Christmas show is a spoof-tastic alternative panto called From Rushmere With Love. With a performance schedule that includes masked performances and reduced capacities, Eastern Angles are committed to making the theatre a safe and accessible place for everyone – whether they be in the audience of in front of them.
Interested in joining this friendly team? They’re holding an Angel get-together on Monday 15th November at 7.30pm at the Eastern Angles Centre’s Sir John Mills Theatre on Gatacre Road. If you want to attend or fancy having a chat about getting involved email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01473 218202.