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Darland Community Theatre in Rossett looking for new members

Natalie Dyer reports on theatre group which is currently celebrating its 30th birthday

Darland Community Theatre is on the look out for new members

A drama group celebrating its 30th birthday is on the lookout for new members from Chester.

Eileen Evans, chair of Darland Community Theatre, has invited aspiring actors to join the ranks of the Rossett based group.

Mrs Evans said the group was always looking for new members to come along for the experience. There are no specific requirements in terms of age, gender or experience.

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She said: “We try to find plays that fit the people in the group. We’ll look in Chester Library or go on the Lazy Bees (a script hosting) website to find something suitable so it doesn’t matter who you are.

“We’ve had a member who has played roles aged 13 to 40.”

Although the group started in Rossett it now has members who live or work in Chester and also draws audience members from other parts of Cheshire.

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Mrs Evans said: “We do a mixture of plays. We’ve done thrillers, dramas and comedies. We’ve done grittier stuff and the audience said we tackled it really well. One of our recent plays was a true life story about spies.”

Their next production, which is yet to be decided, will show in April 2017.

Mrs Evans said: “I think it’s an amazing achievement for an amateur drama group to be going that long in the same place and gaining new members as we go.

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“I’ve been in the group for six years. It’s a wonderful experience. It’s a very inclusive group. It’s welcoming and everyone listens.

“Everyone mucks in. We do not have particular people for job roles. So we find that actors help with set building and working at the bar. Ideally we’d like enough people for the actors just to concentrate on acting!”

For more information visit www.darlandtheatre.com

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