In 2018 CSC will be supporting other local performing arts groups which need to upgrade their facilities.
The Chiltern Shakespeare Company (CSC) was formed in 1986 and performed initially in a school hall before coming to Hall Barn in 1989. Aviva and Michael Wiseman together with Sue and Dickon Thorndike were founder members and the cast was drawn from local amateur societies.
Amongst these Beaconsfield Theatre Group (BTG) and Beaconsfield Operatic Society (now BMOS) contributed some of the early performers. Younger participants including many from Beaconsfield Young Theatre started to feature with several eventually graduating to become regular adult actors. Indeed from this pathway some have moved on to professional acting careers.
In addition to acting these local Societies collaborate on planning and resource sharing at a time when finances are increasingly under pressure from a combination of rising costs and an ever-widening choice of other entertainments. Beaconsfield Musical & Operatic Society has been producing Operetta, Opera and Musical Theatre since 1910. Young Theatre at Beaconsfield dates from 1970.
These organisations share facilities at the Curzon Centre, Beaconsfield which now require upgrading, particularly the provision of up-to-date sound amplification systems. Given the mutual co-operation between the groups described above CSC will be aiming to raise some funds to support BMOS and YT in 2018.
For more information go to http://BMOS.org.uk/FundRaising or by email at FundRaising@BMOS.org.uk
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