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Room hunt for performers in Brentwood
7:30am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
ACCOMMODATION is being sought for actors performing in a theatre’s Christmas show.
Staff at Brentwood Theatre have sent out an appeal for home owners to help provide a room for four performers, including a couple, to stay in from November 25 to December 29.
This year the story of Hansel and Gretel will be the play which is the official festive show at the Shenfield Road venue.
Due to the wages of the actors, free accommodation is looked for to help them out during rehearsals and performance days.
Theatre administrator Mark Reed said many residents in Brentwood have supported the actors over the years and hopes it will continue this time round.
Mr Reed said: “When we started producing the Christmas shows in-house over ten years ago, I thought that I would ask the unaskable and appealed for local residents to kindly provide bed and board free for our visiting actors.
“The people of Brentwood have never let us down, and year after year they have opened up their family homes to welcome our actors.
“Those who have helped in the past have really enjoyed the experience and I know that many long-term friendships have resulted.”
Anyone who wants to help the performers should contact Mr Reed on 01277 230833.