An online production of the Dylan Thomas play for one night only
Christine Lee and Rodger Smith starring in Under Milk Wood
Whilst keenly anticipating the lifting of restrictions on theatres, the series of live online productions by the St Michael’s Players continues with an adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ much loved play Under Milk Wood on 16 April at 7.45pm.
A production of the classical Greek tragedy Agamemnon in September last year proved successful and gave the group the confidence to tackle a much bigger challenge – an online Panto. The group Chair, Alastair Dewar, said, “The St Michael’s Players panto has been a popular part of the Chiswick Calendar for over 20 years and we were determined that the Pandemic was not going to rob us of this Christmas tradition”.
So, despite the many challenges (how do you deliver a custard pie in the face over Zoom?!) a Panto version of A Christmas Carol was broadcast live last December and the recording of the show has now been viewed over 1200 times.
Rather than charging for tickets, the group decided to ask for voluntary contributions in aid of The St Michael’s Church PCC and the audience generously contributed a total of £2,300.
The vicar of St Michaels, Martine Oborne, said 'St Michael's Players are not only a highly talented group of local thespians, they are incredibly kind-hearted. Although not formally connected to St Michael's Church, they generously raised funds for us last December through their magnificent online panto.
"These funds came at a time when we were really struggling financially and have enabled us to keep going with our work to support those in the greatest need in our community. We feel incredibly blessed to have such wonderful friends and look forward to seeing them back on stage soon.'
Free tickets for the show are available via the St Michael’s Players’ website.
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April 2, 2021