Mikron Theatre have surpassed their fundraising total in less than three weeks since announcing their goal!
The inspiring Marsden-based theatre company, who have been touring the UK’s canals, rivers and roads for the past 48 years, will now be able to stage a spectacular 50th year of touring in 2021. This is great news given that the theatre had to cancel their entire 2020 season due to COVID-19.
The general public and supporters have ensured the company can continue planning for their future. This includes touring two brand new shows; Amanda Whittington’s Atalanta Forever which tells the story of Women’s football in the 1920s and Polly Hollman’s canine comedy caper A Dog’s Tale.
The company’s Artistic Director Marianne McNamara said: “We cannot thank people enough. We are absolutely humbled by the support we have received. It is testament to not only how valued the company is, but also to the work we have done for the last 50 years. We’ve had letters and emails from all over the world; Texas, Catalonia and the Netherlands and of course every corner of the country from Cornwall to Cromarty, saying how much Mikron means to them and that they couldn’t see us miss out on our 50th year of touring.”
“Every penny raised over the minimum amount we needed for the appeal will, of course, be used wisely, and carefully. We have Tyseley, our narrowboat to keep shipshape, and we will be able to continue our aims of developing new writers, directors and creatives for the future of Mikron and the industry as a whole.”
For further information on Mikron Theatre Company and to donate visit www.mikron.org.uk/appeal.