The next challenge was to complete a written application, which required detailed information on the proposed cast, a history of Poulton Drama and an extensive explanation of why we should proceed to the next stage. Finally, after the longest two weeks in memory, the news arrived from Erica Whyman, that the Poulton Drama team had been successful and would be performing alongside 18 professional actors at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool in April and for two performances at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford in July.
Every member of Poulton Drama who either took part or supported will cherish this experience for the rest of their lives. It has undoubtedly enhanced our society and the relationships within. We now have strong ties with the creative team from the RSC and the BBC and many of them have become dear and true friends. We are truly honoured to have been part of theatre history.
Anthony Henry (Bottom, the Weaver), Garry Houghton (Flute, the Bellows Mender), Catherine Lloyd (Quince, the Carpenter), Roger Lloyd-Jones (Starveling, the Tailor), Huw Rose (Snout, the Tinker) Ian Rowe (Snug, the Joiner), Sarah Jane Stone (Rehearsal Titania/Puck), and Tony Stone (Local Director).