Letters from a Lancashire car park

The setting for the performance in Whalley. (s)
The setting for the performance in Whalley. (s)

A red delivery van will be the unusual venue for a theatrical performance in June.

A play will be hosted on Thursday June 2nd at 11 am and again at 2-30 pm on Whalley Library car park.

The production is written and performed by Kilter Theatre, a professional company specialising in creating art to be enjoyed by the local community, usually with an environmental theme.

The show, called “The Last Post”, has been organised by the rural touring scheme, Spot On, with the support of library staff.

Lancashire County Council’s head of libraries, museums, culture and registrar’s service, Julie Bell, said: “We’ve worked with Spot On for many years, bringing professional music, theatre and dance performances to venues across Lancashire.

“We are able to promote professional events and encourage new people to enjoy cultural activities near to where they live, through our work with Spot On.

“This play takes an interesting and humorous look at the dying art of letter writing, with the play itself being set on a red van, like a mail van.

“Everyone will also be invited to have a chat with the artists after the performance, and to write a letter to someone.”

Early booking is recommended as there are only 18 tickets available for each performance.

Spot On and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts were awarded more than £203,000 by Arts Council England to deliver projects over three years across Lancashire and Cheshire. Lancashire received 74% of this funding.

This builds on 20 years of work by Spot On and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts (CRTA), working across rural areas to host high quality arts events in communities where people live.

They are aimed at areas where the numbers of people enjoying arts and culture are low.

The performance is suitable for anyone aged 11 and over.

Tickets cost £8 for adults and £5 for children and concessions.

For more information about the performances, or to book tickets, call in at the library or call 0300 123 6703.

More information about Spot On is available by contacting Sue Robinson on 01254 660360 or emailing hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk

The full programme is available at www.spotonlancashire.co.uk.