Laughing Horse During Covid-19Posted by Laughing Horse May 8, 2020 News 0 Comments
Well, 2020 has presented it's challenges for Laughing Horse, as well as the greater Perth community theatre community. Unfortunately we had to cancel Jekyll & Hyde after it's opening weekend and we weren't able to bring that second weekend back - which was very disappointing for all involved.
On top of that we had to postpone Vicar of Dibley and Around the World in 80 days. These shows WILL BE BACK - we just aren't sure exactly when that will be just yet. As soon as we know more, we will let everyone know.
Thankfully we are now moving forward with what would have been show number 4 - Seussical the Musical. So here's to the rest of 2020 and a successful 2021.
From the President:
2019 proved beyond all doubt that the stability of this not for profit Theatre Company is sustainable due to the efforts of so many people who sacrifice lots of volunteer hours to maintain our production standard and our financial future. To you all I say thank you, I truly appreciate all that you do and am humbled by the dedication of the casts and crews that we have had work with in our Theatre Company, who I believe are the key reason why we maintain our status as one of the leading non-professional Companies here in Perth WA.
I would also like to extend a huge thank you to the committee and the handful of our dedicated members supporting in the background. I thank you all for the many hours of volunteer work you do you do in order to bring the arts to our community. I know at times it can overtake your personal lives, but the reward must far outweigh the inconvenience, with the very favourable response we receive from our patrons.
2020 has provided a variety of challenges that no-one saw coming, but we are working to save as much of our 2020 season as we can, but we as a whole also have to acknowledge that it will be a different world when Theatres doors open again fully and what people will want to see may be very different too. Our audiences are also going to be carrying the financial and psychological burden of this pandemic for quite a while.
But we will figure out how to make things work and we will be back.
Yours in Theatre - Adam Salathiel - LHP President.