Men wanted by theatre group

Renaissance Theatre Company
Renaissance Theatre Company

A THEATRE company is in need of guys who can hold a tune to join its ranks ahead of the next production.

The show, South Pacific, is in the early stages of production, but Renaissance Theatre Company, needs more men to play American GIs.

The company formed in 2009 after a group of local theatrical performers were reunited following the loss of two friends, Sandra Woodhams and Sharon Guy Waller.

In November of that year a concert was staged to benefit St Michael’s Hospice raising more than £9,000.

Renaissance is now the resident theatre company at the Phoenix Venue, and each year performs shows for the benefit of the hospice and other local charities.

BAFTA winning actor Darren Boyd, who is originally from Hastings, is the company’s patron.

Last year the company’s first musical, Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods, was performed to great acclaim.

In October 2012 Renaissance was asked to perform alongside actors Tom Baker (Dr Who) and Paul Darrow (Blake Seven) at The Stables Theatre in An Evening of Tales of Mystery and Terror all in aid of St Michael’s Hospice.

This sell-out event raised £13,423.

In April of this year Renaissance staged its annual production of Fiddler on the Roof and raised more than £1,700 for St Michael’s Hospice.

New members are always welcome, and in particular, men who would like to audition for a part in South Pacific, can get involved by emailing, by June 25.