WE WILL BE BACK....FOLLOW OUR CHILDREN'S STORY TELLING
WE WILL BE BACK....FOLLOW OUR CHILDREN'S STORY TELLING
You may have heard in the news last few months facing theatres and artists, which was highlighted by a Stormont committee on the arts.
The stark reality is that theatres are going to be one of the last to get back on their feet as a result of this pandemic. Even when we are permitted to re-open, for example, Moira Players may only be able to hold less than one-fifth of our usual audiences with social distancing. Starting up again relies upon you, our audience, because our income to put on community shows is based on ticket sales. With our audience numbers capped, we are going to need much more public subsidy to survive and thrive.
The pandemic has brought the curtain down on every theatre and arts venue in Northern Ireland, where the industry was struggling to keep its head above water even before the virus struck, and there are real fears that some of the smaller theatres never re-open. Moira Players is a volunteering community based group – a massive and hidden workforce – that get together to bring entertainment to our local community. There’s an entire army of people behind our shows who spend many hours putting the production together. We have to come together to formulate a strategy and a recovery plan to provide critical support during this time, and ultimately to bring all our shows and the community back to life.
The role of arts and health is well documented, and the arts will play a vital role in helping our society recover and heal after this pandemic. We see that already during the lock-down as people read books, listen to music and watch films to help them get through.We look forward to working with you on our recovery plan, on how we can re-build and re-open. We need to think carefully about the tone and manner of how we will open again, to ensure we are doing it with sensitivity and respect, imagination and creativity.
Join Kansas farm-girl Dorothy and her pet dog Toto on this magical adventure suitable for all ages. Watch in amazement as they are picked up by a tornado and carried off to the magical Land of Oz. With help from their new friends the Munchkins, they to travel to the Emerald City where the great Wizard of Oz lives.
On their way they meet a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. Will the wonderful Wizard of Oz be able to help them before the Wicked Witch of the West captures them ?
This Spectacular Winter Pantomime adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic story is packed with good jokes, quality song and dance routines, spectacular scenery and plenty more for all the family!
Show are January 24th, 25th, 31st & February 1st
Moira Players- who are we and what are our goals?
Moira Players is an amateur company which was established in September 2017 when a small group of like-minded parents from Rowandale Integrated Primary School expressed an interest in forming an Amateur Dramatic Society in Moira Village and its hinterland. The intention was to create a community based group for those aged 18 and over.
We are committed to producing a wide range of quality drama, both modern and classical, to the highest possible standards. Moira Players try to offer our audiences as wide as possible a range of drama; some pure entertainment, some thought-provoking.
We don't ask you to audition to join the company and being a Moira Player Member is so much more than just having fun on and back stage. It's about having a say in what goes on, and we're certainly not afraid to welcome brand new members on stage to act, if that's what you're interested in. If you do well at the auditions for a specific play, there's no rule which says you have to have been a member for a certain time. Many of our productions involve those who have joined us very recently.
While amateur dramatic companies often concentrate on recruiting acting members it's also important to remember that those who appear on stage are but a small part of the overall company. If you already have an interest in the technical aspects of stagecraft, such as sound, lighting or set construction (or indeed you would like to learn), we're always on the look out for people who would like to take part back stage too. You don't have to be an expert to join us.
With very best wishes
Community Theatre Group
Do any (or all) of these descriptions fit you?
If so, you’d do well to find an amateur dramatics troupe to join.
Though you won’t reap huge financial rewards for your work, you’ll be engaged in an incredibly satisfying hobby.
Open Rehearsals every Tuesday & Thursday @ 8:00pm
in the Main Hall at
Rowandale Integrated Primary School
18 Clarehill Rd,
BT67 0PB .
They are open to all new members regardless of age !!
WHAT THIS NOTICE IS ABOUT
This privacy notice is to let you know that we promise to look after your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (2018), which come into effect on 25th May 2018. This notice explains how we do this and tells you about your privacy rights and how the Law protects you.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOLD
When you apply to become a member of Moira Players , we ask you to give us the information set out below for members :
*Telephone numbers (landline and/or mobile)
Details of Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS) where applicable
This information is held by our Membership Secretary securely in paper form and electronically as a password protected spreadsheet list.
We do not collect any personal information from our website, though there is an access point for sending us an email.
WHO WE ARE
Moira Players is an amateur theatre organisation based in Moira, Northern Ireland. Our website is moiraplayers.com and we may be contacted by mobile phone at :
Garvan Tohill @ 07814735111
Orla Lough @ 07921830436
Aisling Turkington @ 07514621781
WHY THE INFORMATION IS BEING COLLECTED
The information is being collected so that we may be able to communicate with the community regarding the activities of Moira Players. We use the Moira Players Website to direct the public and members towards the most suitable activities according to their preferences, to inform them of all matters concerned with their participation in productions and to inform them of events.
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share your personal information with our online ticket organisation Ticketsource, so that members and the community may book tickets online themselves. Ticketsource are fully compliant with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). TicketSource is a member of STAR (the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) which requires TicketSource to comply with an industry Code of Practice. TicketSource also uses the latest extended validation security (EV SSL) certificate and is PCI DSS compliant ensuring that tickets are sold in a safe and secure environment. Please refer to Ticketsource website for full details.
HOW THE LAW PROTECTS YOU
General Data Protection Regulation (2018) law says that we are only allowed to use personal information if we have a proper reason to do so. There are several such reasons listed under the Regulation. The reason and legal basis for us to hold this information is our legitimate interest in communicating with members and the community for the efficient running of Moira Players. The Regulation gives you the right:
To know what information about you is held by us
To obtain a copy of your information
To have it amended if incorrect
To have personal data erased