Grantham will be the inspiration for community theatre project

Flickbook Theatre produced a piece of theatre inspired by Grantham. Photo copyright: Phil Crow.
Flickbook Theatre produced a piece of theatre inspired by Grantham. Photo copyright: Phil Crow.

Granthamians are being invited to take part in a innovative piece of community theatre, to be performed at the Guildhall Arts Centre.

It is the Grantham strand of the ‘Our Lincolnshire’ project, funded by Arts Council England and the University of Lincoln, which aims to celebrate the creativity in Lincolnshire by uniting an exciting range of artists with local people, and produce work inspired by what makes the county’s towns and villages unique.

The professional Lincolnshire touring company, Flickbook Theatre, has been commissioned to make a piece of theatre with the Grantham community about their ideas and concerns.

Over the next six weeks the local community are invited to join Flickbook Theatre to share their thoughts and memories of Grantham. 

Anyone who wants to share their ideas, or who is interested in joining the cast and crew, is asked to get in touch. “The aim is really to make something that comes from the local community, and really says something about what it’s like to live in Grantham,” says Tom Briggs, artistic director.

Phoebe Wall-Palmer, company manger, adds: “We’re looking for anyone who would like to have a chat with us about living in Grantham, and especially anybody who would like to be in the show with us regardless of experience or age.”

Flickbook Theatre’s project will take place at the Guildhall Arts Centre every Saturday from February 20 to March 26, 10am to 4pm.

The unique showcase will then be performed at the Guildhall Arts Centre on March 26

Anyone interested in taking part in the project can email Tom@flickbooktheatre.com or phoebe@flickbooktheatre.com or call Phoebe on 07796 304102.