I am writing to inform you that due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the announced closure of The Point Theatre until August 2020, we have been forced to cancel our production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’
This is something which we always knew was a possibility in the current climate, however, it was made official this morning by the venue. Therefore, I have cancelled all auditions on Sunday as we’ll look to do them live next year before hopefully restaging the show. I know how disappointing this news is for you and how hard some of you have worked on preparing for your audition.
As I said, we are looking to restage the show next summer at around the same time and everyone who has applied this year will be eligible to take part in the production. We will use the same audition material, so the work you have put in won’t have gone completely to waste. As I’m sure you can imagine this is very hard for us in the creative team as well, having put a lot of work into trying to get this show and the auditions to work. We continued fighting until the decision was eventually made for us.
On a more positive note, we look forward to our next production of ‘Shrek the Musical.’ This is incredibly exciting and a massive production, I hope that you all will want to take part. We are hoping to audition this at sompoint in the coming summer holidays and start rehearsing very soon after, though this is unconfirmed at the moment. It will be something very special, I have absolutely no doubt.
I’d like to take this opportunity to quickly thank all our new members who were going to audition for Little Shop. I hope that you will want to join us again for Shrek and other future productions. We will also have a meet and greet event when this is all over where you can meet us and our existing members. Please keep on checking the website and I hope that you will all join us for what will be an incredible show.
I’m so sorry that I have to deliver this news to you. This cast was shaping up to be nothing short of amazing and I hope I can see and work with you all soon. There will be a public announcement to all our members shortly but we thought that you had the right to be told this information first.
Thank you to every single one of you both new and existing members and I hope we can do this show next year with as many of you as possible.
Make no mistake, we will be back!