MILL STREET TO LOVE LANE
A look at the history of Nantwich
town, featuring the story of the Nantwich Players. Produced by Laurels Films for
Nantwich Players' Theatre Project
WITH £1.5million to find to finance a
new theatre project at their Love Lane premises, the premier amateur
dramatics society in the town launched a range of fund-raising
events. Not least of them, in terms of effort from the producers, is
this 40-minute DVD which tells the story of the society from its
formation as Nantwich Play-Reading Circle in 1927.
up to provide monthly donations for seven years to finance the
purchase of One Love Lane, a former funeral parlour next to their
theatre premises. This is now well hand with an interest-free loan from Nantwich
Of course, the society is not
expecting to be able to raise all the money themselves. A small group of
putting together a package to present to principle fund providers.
The project will provide
increased seating - up to 120 comfortable seats for patrons - as well as
better backstage facilities. It has a
community element to it, too, in that local people will be able to hire a large
open area for a range of activities.
Meanwhile, improvements not as far
as a full re-build have been carried out.
THE DVD starts with a history of the South
town before concentrating on the Players
from the day their theatre was converted from a Friends' Meeting House.
THE society didn't use valuable project funds
making the DVD. Laurels Films is the production name of Sue and Frank Whitham, the sister and
brother-in-law of one of the Players' members and they have made the video
contribution to the project.
obtain a copy by post, send a cheque (made payable to Nantwich Players)
for £10 with your name and address to: DVD Sales, Nantwich Players'
Theatre, One Love Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5BH. Or visit the
Nantwich Book Shop website,
or order on line.
The price when you buy in person is £8.
All proceeds will go to the
Nantwich Players' website