Every March an ever-growing group of local people come together to rehearse a Shakespeare play to be performed in the open-air the following summer. The only qualification needed is enthusiasm and commitment and is open to anyone living in or near the Maldon District. The concept of the community play is to include anyone who wants to be involved, within their capabilities, on all aspects of a theatrical event – with or without any previous experience. To engage the wider community in an artistic project under the guidance of skilled practitioners.
Auditions – February.
Rehearsals – March to June.
Performances – 4 nights (1 schools, 3 public) end of June.
All parts are cast from the Auditions. People are always needed to help backstage as well as with fundraising and marketing activities. Although the production is professionally produced, all the backstage and onstage work is done by local people on a completely voluntary basis. This is ‘Theatre for the Community by the Community.‘
If you would like to be part of this fun, community event or want further information please get in touch with us via our Contacts Page.
Over the years macTheatre has been supported by:-
Maldon District Council – The Maldon Community Fund, Maldon Town Council, Essex County Council
Essex Community Foundation – Essex County Council’s Chairman’ Fund (ECF), Grass Roots Grants
Foundation for Sports and the Arts
Awards for All
The Plume School, The Swan Hotel, Farmer’s Ale, Reece Productions, Lottie & Jake’s Cakes