THE Marine Players have followed the lead of other Lyme Regis amateur dramatics groups in cancelling their forthcoming production of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’.
The cast had been working hard rehearsing via video conferencing app Zoom but it was felt, with the current social distancing measures and restrictions in place, that the show could not go ahead this November as envisaged.
Marine Players member David Ruffle commented: “We are all extremely sad that this is the case, but rehearsals will continue and we hope to be in a position to press ahead with the play early next year, COVID-19 permitting. See you all next year.”
The cancellation of the Marine Players’ show follows similar decisions made by Lyme Regis Pantomime Society, which has put off its 2021 production of ‘Peter Pan’ until 2022, and Lyme Regis Musical Theatre which cancelled its production of ‘Chicago’ earlier this year.
The Marine Theatre, where the Marine Players would have been performing, remain closed and is now not expected to full reopen until next year. You can find out more and donate to its reopening fund at www.marinetheatre.com/reopen-the-marine-theatre-fund/