Amateur youth drama group receives support

Date: Thursday 19 November 2015

ES News Story Theatre Group WEB

The team at our Almond Park development in Musselburgh, East Scotland, has boosted the funds of amateur drama group Our Lady of Loretto Youth Players by providing a £750 cash donation, following a call for help from one of their young players who lives at the development.

This fun-packed group is committed to providing a high-quality musical theatre experience for young people aged between 10 and 18 from the local Musselburgh community and surrounding area, and each year they create a show which takes six months to produce. In rehearsals and workshops the young players develop new skills and learn about the various aspects of theatrical production.

Lorna Stewart, production manager for Our Lady of Loretto Youth Players, says: “Our focus is on fun and enjoyment, but we strive to produce as polished a show as possible – the music is provided by a live orchestra along with professional sound and lighting systems and production crew.

“Our players pay a weekly amount that contributes to the cost of producing the show, but on average it costs around £10,000 so we make up the difference by fundraising. 

“This donation from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland will go some way to securing various aspects of our next production which is West Side Story in February 2016. We’re looking forward to welcoming some of the team along to the show.”

Karen Armstrong, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, adds: “Each year, this local theatre company faces an uphill battle to raise the cash they need to be able to stage their annual show, so we are delighted to be able to step in and show our support in this way.”

Almond Park currently offers a choice of two, three and four-bedroom properties.