Kendal theater group to hold first show since pandemic

A Kendal-based COMMUNITY theater group rehearses for their first show since the start of the pandemic.

Next week, the Kendal Gilbert and Sullivan Society will host its first performance since the start of the pandemic.

The group will perform ‘Trail by Jury’ at St. George’s Church, Kendal on Saturday December 4th at 7:30 pm.

This performance will be followed by a concert of excerpts from ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ which the group intends to perform in full in March 2022 at Kendal Town Hall and the Victoria Theater, Grange-over-sands.

The plot of “Trail by Jury” follows an action for breach of promise brought by the plaintiff against the defendant played respectively by Rachael Lewis and George Jones.

The role of The Learned Judge will be performed by Graham Beevers, all under the musical direction of John Perrin.

In 2021 the group were set to perform both shows, but due to Covid restrictions they had to cancel and decided that when they were allowed to perform again they would do the two shows separately as per the guidelines of the government.

On the effect Covid had on the rehearsal chair, John Reid said: “We had no rehearsals at all during the lockdown until the roadmap was released and we started to repeat this show only in October.

“People are happy to be singing again.”

John said the group were ‘ready’ for next week’s performances, saying: ‘It’s been a long road to get there, we’ve had a few people in lead roles who have fallen with Covid and won’t come back to us. for this concert.

“Usually the chorus and everyone is fine, we had some good rehearsals, it went pretty well.”

People can still buy tickets for the show are still available for purchase online at the trybooking website, tickets cost £ 8 and will be available for purchase the same evening.

All proceeds from the show will go back to the theater company, allowing them to pay for the performance and fund future shows.

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