stage play in Burnham-On-Sea praised by audience
lifeboat-themed play called 'Out of The Mist' which was performed
at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Friday has been praised
by the near-capacity audience.
of the BOSH Youth Theatre and Princess Theatre Company, assisted
by RNLI supporters and local residents, brought the RNLI's history
to life in the stage play.
several local 'celebrities' in cameo roles, including Burnham
and Highbridge Mayor Martin Cox, several scenes were specially
adapted for the local version by playwright Alan Tyson.
were also guest performers from Cheltenham and cameo roles from
local RNLI volunteers and supporters. The play was also enhanced
by audio-visual effects by Graham Cook of GC Sound & Light.
audience were taken back in time, treated to a multitude of historic
scenes, inspired by accurate dates and historic data, up to the
present day RNLI that we know today.
Mayor Martin Cox said afterwards: "The Mayoress and I hugely
enjoyed the performance on Friday night."
"The characters seemed so real, and all the performances
were superb! Arlene and I actually cried over the Penlee disaster
and even with the beach scene - we had by then become very emotional."
playwright Alan Tyson, who was in the audience, added: "It
was just brilliant in so many respects. The casting, the innovative
interpretation of the script, the scene settings, Graham's visuals
and, of course, the acting. A great night for everyone - the RNLI
has benefited financially and has made yet more supporters."