We are an award-winning amateur dramatics group based in Swavesey, near Cambridge in the UK. We usually put on at least two shows a year - a pantomime in January and often a play in the spring or autumn.
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As you will be aware we have faced a worldwide pandemic with COVID 19. It has changed the way we live; from the way we work, to how we socialise with
our friends and family. We have seen on the news the impact this has had on people’s lives and we
hope you and your families are all safe. A few weeks ago (on 29/07/20), with heavy hearts the committee made the unprecedented decision to cancel our 2021 Pantomime. Sadly the challenges and the uncertainties are too great at this time to be able to do the show safely. Whilst we love putting on a show, we have decided that is not worth the risk to our members and our audiences.
Unfortunately the whole Arts world has had to face this problem, with no clear date when live shows and audiences can return to normal. However we are still planning to go ahead with our production of “Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders” by Derek Webb next year: Since lockdown in March, Agatha Crusty has been polishing up her magnifying glass ready to track down the perpetrator of the Village Hall Murders, just as soon as social distancing is relaxed enough to allow DI Twigg to arrest him or her. Unfortunately Chortleby’s Village Fete had to be cancelled this year, so no one was able to visit the Fortune Teller’s tent to find out exactly when this may be, but PC Lockett, who keeps his ear to the ground in the Ferret’s Head, has heard rumours that police operations may be resumed next year. So any evildoers in Chortleby should be afraid . . . very afraid . . .
Please keep an eye on our social media (@swaveseyradsoc) for further updates and keep safe by following the government’s COVID guidelines.
We will be back soon; stronger than ever but for now we just have to be patient.
Swavesey RADSOC Committee
[This image of a dark stage is from Wikimedia Commons, by Ellwood jon - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0]
Our postponed AGM will take place on "Zoom" on Wednesday 9th September 2020. Please use our "Contact Us" form if you'd like to find out more about membership and how to attend the AGM.