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Community Show - Neston/Rural

Funded on Spacehive 23 February 2022 Delivered 4 December 2022

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Community Show - Neston/Rural

Community Show - Neston/Rural

Little Actors Theatre Company By Little Actors Theatre Company

A community theatrical performance for Christmas 2022. Theatre professionals will guide the community to put on a Christmas show in the heart of their community. Plus a transfer to Storyhouse.

Neston Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 23 Feb 2022!

Everyone is welcome to join in this festive performance project free of charge - families, couples, individuals, young and old. The community cast will be guided by experienced and skilled theatre professionals to put on a show for Christmas 2022. The project will be based and performed in the Neston area but all residents in Cheshire West can join. Culminating in a local performance with an additional transfer to Storyhouse to involve as much of the community as possible at local and large scale venues. Themes and material will be created by the cast members in collaboration with the professional theatre practitioners. No experience necessary. Participants can be actors, stage managers, wardrobe supervisors, props makers, lighting and sound designers/operators, designers etc. Participation in the arts improves health and well being and after the pandemic this activity will be needed to bring the community back together for a shared aim and for fun.

What we'll deliver:

  • Weekly rehearsals over three school terms (about 36-38 weeks)
  • Christmas show in a community venue
  • The show will transfer to Storyhouse for experience in a professional venue
  • Free tickets for the audiences in the community

Why it's a great idea:

Participation in the arts improves health and well being (Physical and mental health). Participants will benefits from the input of industry professionals to guide them in what will be a community event. This will give people the opportunity to perform and the wider community the chance to be in the audience. Benefits include: building self esteem, team collaboration, experiencing the arts in the heart of the community, building new friendships, learning new skills.

Steps to get it done:

  • Hire a venue for rehearsals
  • Hire a venue for Performances
  • Starting weekly rehearsals
  • Research, rehearse and create material
  • Perform the resulting show for the public in the community
  • Recruit participants
  • Recruit volunteers

We intend to book the Civic or Town Hall in Neston as soon as Covid restrictions allow and the professional actors will come on board. To deliver this show in the community we must hit our target so please support us by pledging towards our campaign

Location Neston

About the space



Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,286

Director/writer - £2,350 (21%)
Director/choreographer - £2,350 (21%)
Producer/director - £2,350 (21%)
Rehearsal venue hire - £1,140 (10%)
Musical Director - £1,000 (9%)
Performance venue hire - £600 (5%)
Costume & Props - £500 (4%)
Publicity cost - £300 (3%)
Other - £696 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Rehearsal venue hire
Musical Director
Performance venue hire
Costume & Props
Publicity cost
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • refreshments for participants

Total £11,286

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Volunteers to help with front of house on show days

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