Updated 10 May 2015
Ormskirk Theatre Company Upstairs at Disraeli’s Cork Jackets and Drill NODA Murdernight
It is with great sadness and regret that we have to announce the closure of our theatre Upstairs at Disraeli’s.
The last performance, to a full house, was staged there on 9 May 2015.
Ironically, our little ‘gem of a theatre’ seemed to be going from strength to strength, and since it opened in July 2013 had staged 30 different productions, ranging from pantomime to rock and jazz, with a growing audience supporting us, the Derby Players and various guest artists. Indeed, we had even bigger things planned, with a full and varied programme scheduled between now and Christmas: as well as the previously advertised quiz night and a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, we had planned to stage a courtroom drama, a pantomime, a rock night, murder mysteries, productions by The Derby Players and - for the first time, The Too Friendly Theatre Company.
But all these events are now on hold. Disraeli’s is due for refurbishment, and sadly the continuation of our theatre is not part of the brewery’s plans. Consequently, we have closed our doors for the last time.
All this, of course, leaves the Ormskirk Theatre Company - and our friends, The Derby Players, without a home.
It seems a cruel twist of fate that we should find ourselves in this position, after what has - arguably - been the most successful two year period in the OTC’s history, with 25 nominations and 7 NODA awards.
In that time, we have shown that we have the ability to be a successful, small, financially viable repertory theatre.
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More importantly, if you know of any local business or pub which has any spare space we could use to stage future productions - or develop into a theatre space for the future - we’d love to hear from you. You can contact the Ormskirk Theatre Company by clicking HERE.
Thank you for reading this far!
WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE’LL BE BACK.