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Latest News: 31/10/2020

After our post yesterday, it seems that changes to guidelines may be on the way again!

The Committee are keeping a close eye on the news and official guidance for performing arts organisations and charities, which may affect the planned restart of Daytime Voices, Dance Workshops, and Singers rehearsals.

Members, please keep checking your emails, and our social media pages for updates. We will be in touch as soon as we have any news, but please be assured that the safety and well-being of our members remains our highest priority at all times.

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Latest News: 30/10/2020

Over lockdown we have continued to work hard behind the scenes, and we have some very exciting shows planned for the not too distant future, so do keep an eye on our website and social media channels for news.

 

This lockdown period has been our longest break in face-to-face rehearsals since World War Two, but luckily we've been able to keep in touch and keep the society running virtually instead! Many thanks to all of the team who have helped put together the Weekly Quizzes, socially distanced driveway performances, montage videos, Social Singing rehearsals, Play readings and Singers rehearsals via Zoom, and the weekly YouTube rehearsals too. Although it's not been quite the same, there's been a fantastic sense of camaraderie and community over this time and we'd like to thank our members too for being so involved with all we've tried to offer.

We're now taking our first steps back to in-person rehearsals for all sections at our fantastic 'Covid-Secure' rehearsal venue, The Spire. The P&P Singers returned successfully at the beginning of October and are now rehearsing Christmas repertoire, InSpire Daytime Voices begins again next week and we will soon be hosting Dance Workshops with Claire Camble-Hutchins for our Musical Theatre Society. Although things look a little different for now, its great to be back together in person and hopefully this is the first step back to normality.

For now, because our numbers are limited by social distancing measures, we are unable to take on new members. However, if you are interested in joining us, please contact our membership secretary who will add you to the waiting list and will be in touch as soon as we are able to hold auditions again. You can also join our mailing list to be the first to hear about updates here.

 

Stay safe everybody, and hope to be welcoming you back to rehearsals and performances again before too long.

 

The shows WILL go on!

The P&P Committee

Established as Parkstone Vocal and Instrumental Society in 1919, P&P’s Musical Theatre Society has grown

to become one of the best known 

musical theatre companies in the

Bournemouth and Poole area.

 

They have performed a variety of shows from Oliver, to 42nd Street, Sweeney Todd, to Jesus Christ Superstar as well

as their famous November Concerts

and smaller cabaret performances

across the region.

The Players was set up in 2005 for members who enjoy performing (and audiences who enjoy watching) straight plays.

They have had huge success with

 plays such as Rebecca, Steel Magnolias and A Bunch of Amateurs as well as our regular Summer Cocktails and Evening of One Act Plays, and even performing a show penned by one of their own members; Changing Fortunes.

P&P’s resident choir The Singers was founded in 1998, originally for members of the Musicals section who wanted to sing but not to dance.

They have since become well-renowned for their precision, close harmonies and eclectic programmes.

Now under the musical direction of Jane McDouall, The Singers perform at a variety of venues and events across Dorset, and boasts a membership of more than 25 regular performers.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"When it comes to song and dance spectaculars there is no-one to beat this company... The staging, costumes and performance

really were as good as it gets..."

— Linda Kirkman, Bournemouth Echo

Poole and Parkstone Productions © 2018

Registered Charity No. 1112901

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