Curtain set to rise on new
Burnham-On-Sea community film
are selling fast for this week's screening of a unique film about
community life in Burnham-On-Sea, which is set to be unveiled
tonight (Thursday, September 26th).
Theatre Mélange production company, pictured, has been
building an impressive beach-themed set on the stage of The Princess
Theatre this week, where the new film will be screened over three
group has spent the summer filming different aspects of Burnham's
community life for its film, "Echo Burnham, Portrait of a
is the third seaside town for the team, who have previously produced
films on Minehead and Watchet.
team, led by Artistic Director Sandy Maberley, have interviewed
local people about their memories, experiences and opinions of
"amusing, affectionate and sometimes off-beat portrait"
of Burnham will be screened at The Princess Theatre for three
nights only from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th September at 7.45pm
"We have received a lot of interest in the film and tickets
are selling fast with just a few left," Sandy told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Drawing on filmed interviews with Burnham residents collected
over the past six months, the team have created a colourful, voyage
through Burnhams past, present and future.
added: "It features a rich mix of real-life stories interwoven
with stunning landscapes, live performance, a compelling sound
track and words from Burnham's own 'poet laureate' Lewis Charles
"From lifeboats to swing boats, needle craft to hovercraft,
sailing to sunsets, donkeys, dunes and dredgers, bikers, birds
and Burnham brass, this is a portrait of Burnham as seen through
the eyes of the people who live and work here."
for the screenings are priced at £10.00 for adults, £8.50
for concessions, £5.00 for Under 16s and £25.00 for
families of two Adults + two Under-16s. Details from The Princess
Box Office on 01278 784464.
The film 'ECHO Burnham' is an original production and a sequel
to the companys highly acclaimed 'Minehead Portrait
of a Seaside Town 2010' and 'Watchet Portrait of a Harbour
Town' in 2012.
ECHO Burnham is supported with financial investment from Arts
Council England, the National Lottery and Somerset County Council.
Pictured: Top, the team filming local artists painting the
mural outside Burnham Sailing Club and, above, with rescue crews
on the beach