On behalf of Kendal Community Theatre, may I, through your columns, thank all those who have contributed with enormous generosity to the Kendal Passion Play, A Passion for Kendal. We have received massive support from Cumbria County Council, South Lakeland District Council, Kendal Town Council, businesses, traders, community groups, churches and other religious organisations. In keeping with the Christmas season, all will receive thank you letters and acknowledgements in forthcoming publicity.
The response of people across the area indicates a genuine desire for Community activity, showing that the decision to mount a Community Play was well worth making. As well as financial support, we have offers of rehearsal space (heated!), refreshments for cast, singers and technicians, storage space, fabric for costumes wood for crosses and much else besides. As there will be well over 100 people involved in all aspects of the performance, these are extremely valuable and generous offers, and the production team is hugely grateful to the whole community.
In return, actors, writers, musicians, designers and techies are giving hours of their time and creativity to make sure that the show – in April next year will – be a truly memorable, exciting and above all, community-based project for everybody.
Thank you to everyone, come and see a fabulous production next year, and a very happy Christmas to Kendal, South Lakeland and Cumbria,
KENDAL COMMUNITY THEATRE
Cash donations so far received from:
St George's Church drama group
United Reformed Church
Churches Together in Kendal and District
Bishop of Carlisle
Katy Whenray's Quiz night
The Bryan Lancaster Trust