Preparations for EMCo's swashbuckling Broadway version of "The Pirates of Penzance" step up a gear tomorrow as we board the Exmouth Pavilion ready for show week.
As always, this production is shaping up to be a fabulous team effort. The dedicated members of the company are busy with the final stages of adjusting costumes, assembling scenery, organising props, promoting the show and, most importantly, final [ractice runs of the show, to ensure the usual high quality production that this company prides itself on.
There are several new members taking part in "Pirates" and they were keen to tell me about their first "EMCo experience"! Adele Brammer told me how much she has enjoyed the rehearsal process. "I always look forward to the next rehearsal because everyone is so friendly and encouraging. We all work very hard as a team but have loads of fun at the same time".
Jack Powell and Charlie Leigh, two other new members, have thrown themselves into the production with total commitment. "It has been a fantastic experience and I cannot wait to get on stage and share it with the public" said Jack. Charlie, a former member of Centre Stage was cast in the lead role of Frederic and has risen to the challenge brilliantly. "I have loved being a part of this show" says Charlie, "the whole company work very hard and have made me feel so welcome. If anyone out there is thinking about doing something like this I would totally recommend that they come and give it a go!"
Pirates of Penzance runs from this coming Tuesday 7th - Saturday 11th June, nightly at 7.30pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. This is a brilliant family show and children (and adults alike), are invited to come in their best Pirate costumes to really add to the Piratmosphere! Tickets are available at the Pavilion Box Office on 01395 222477 or online at www.ledtickets.co.uk.