January 2018 Newsletter

Happy New Year to all RMTC members and friends!  Welcome to the first newsletter of 2018.

The Full Monty the Broadway Musical

RMTC performed The Full Monty the Broadway Musical from 21st-25th November 2017 and RMTC were delighted with the positive response from the audience and critics alike.
If you are interested in buying a cd of professional photos from the dress rehearsal then please get in touch with Emma Wild on 0781 5611 003, ewilld@hotmail.co.uk.  A small selection of these photos can now be viewed at RMTC’s website: www.rochdalemtc.co.uk  Many thanks to Jade Doherty for photography.

RMTC chose to support Prostate Cancer UK with their production of The Full Monty.  We are delighted to have raised £700 through bucket collections, a donation from the profits of the show as well as a donation from the 200 Club.  Well done to all those involved!

Thank you
RMTC would like to say a huge thank you to all those that gave up their time to help with the show.  Thank you to all those who worked behind the scenes including: Chris ‘Titch’ Amis, Steve Brady, Christine Amis, Paul Shiel, Lindsey
Collins, Barry Stuttard, Bill Radburn, Stacey Gentle, Lucy Strong, Ann Stubbs, John Simmons, James Lyon, Glenn Knight and Sue Dean.
Thank you to all the members who supported with Front of House: Gerald Bold (House Manager), David Heaton, Marjorie and Ray Dale, Helen Shiel, Kelly Meyer, Janice Jordan, Angela Baron, Ann Taylor, Bert Brearley, Roy Taylor, Siew and Charlie Middleton and Joyce Rathbone.
Your help is very much appreciated and we couldn’t do it without you!

Competition Winners
Sponsors of the show, FlexiSpace.com, very generously donated two tickets for the Saturday night performance of The Full Monty as a prize for a Facebook/Twitter competition.  This competition was drawn at random by Phil Swift who played Jerry Lukowski and was won by Debra Barker – Well Done Debra we hope you enjoyed the show!
RMTC also ran a competition for audience members to win a bottle of Prosecco.  This was drawn at random by Grant Hindle and was won by Mrs R. Malley.  Well Done Mrs Malley!

Christmas Meal
Eighteen members and friends attended the Christmas Meal at Madison’s Restaurant, good to see you all!

The Next Show
The next show is to be the musical, RENT, which is to be performed at Heywood Civic Centre from Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th November 2018.
RMTC have chosen to support a local charity called Early Break with this production.  Early Break is a wonderful local charity offering free information, advice and support for young people and families with substance misuse related issues.  Please visit www.earlybreak.co.uk for more information.
An initial Get Together for all those interested in being in the show will be held on Wednesday 21st February at 7:45pm at Rochdale Sports Club.  Auditions will be held on Wednesday  14th March.  Information relating to the Get Together and the Auditions will be sent out in an email, posted on the RMTC Facebook page, listed on the RMTC website and on the RMTC Twitter feed.
Inspired by Puccini’s opera, La Bohème, RENT features unforgettable music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, including the beautiful song, Seasons of Love.  Winner of four Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT ran on Broadway for twelve years. In 2005 it was adapted to a film featuring most of the original cast members.  This exhilarating musical tells the story of a group of impoverished artists struggling to survive in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess.  This is a show not to be missed!

Many thanks to FLEXiSPACE.COM who have again agreed to be the main sponsor for the show.  FLEXiSPACE.COM offer short and long term self storage space in Middleton and Manchester.  Please visit www.flexispace.com for more info.
Date for your diary: Please pencil Friday 20th April in your diaries because RMTC are planning a spectacular social/fundraising night.  More details to follow.

200 Club
RMTC’s 200 Club still needs more members.  Membership costs £5 per month.  Every six months a donation from the profits is given to a nominated charity.  Prostate Cancer UK and Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary have been the most recent charities to receive donations from the 200 club.  The 200 club plays a vital role in keeping RMTC going; high quality musical theatre is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain through ticket sales alone.  Many thanks to all the 200 Club members for their continued support.  If you would like to join and help support local amateur theatre then please contact Kath Meredith on: 07881 624 172


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