BREAK A LEG: The Players Little Theatre are awaiting their return to the stage.
BREAK A LEG: The Players Little Theatre are awaiting their return to the stage.

Players Little Theatre calls for new members to take to the stage

IT HAS been a long, boring, “drama-free” three months for Players Little Theatre members Kimberley Blinco, 19, and Harmony Greet, 34, who have gone without their beloved club since COVID-19 restrictions barred theatre performances and large gatherings.

This weekend, however, sparked the rebirth of the group after a short hiatus, and now they’re looking for more members.

The Players Little Theatre are preparing for their debut which they anticipate will happen before the end of the year, and hope budding actors or newbies to the art will join in the fun when it resumes.

Mrs Greet and Miss Blinco said in the past actors have started as young as eight years old, and say the group is a good outlet for the wacky, wonderful, and creatively-minded.

Tam Jones and Kimberley Blinco on stage.
Tam Jones and Kimberley Blinco on stage.

It’s been a long 12 weeks out of the spotlight, however.

“It’s hard for creative people to not be creative,” Mrs Greet said.

“It’s hard being in a place where you can’t express yourself in a different light,” Miss Blinco said.

“You always have to be this professional person but in theatre but you can be whoever you want.”

The actors describe the club as a “second family” and say everyone is included, no matter what.

The group has also done wonders for the confidence of the members, who say performing has allowed them to “come out of their shell”.

“Once you get on stage and do something weird in front of a bunch of people it doesn’t really matter,” Mrs Greet said.

“I’ve expressed myself a lot more than I normally would,” Miss Blinco said.

“It just brings you out as a different person and brightens your day, and brings you from a low self esteem to a little bit of a higher self esteem.

“If you’re really shy and going through a rough time, being here at the theatre can make your day better.”

The Players Little Theatre are looking for members for an assortment of roles from on stage to behind the scenes.

Their AGM meeting will be held at 7.30pm on August 11. Everyone is invited along.


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