Celebrations with a musical flavour have been held to mark a local theatre company’s latest milestone achievement.
Members of Chester based theatre company Tip Top Productions gathered to celebrate the acquisition of their new Wrexham premises, the former Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Park Street. The venue, now known as Park Street Studio will provide enhanced rehearsal facilities for the group.
The Studio was officially opened by The Chairman and founder of Tip Top, Peter Swingler OBE. Members were then invited by musical director Simon Phillips to join in the first “sing through” of songs from the musical “Oklahoma!” which is being performed by the company at The Forum Studio Theatre in Chester from 11th – 20th August.
Speaking about acquiring their new premises, Peter said “When I established Tip Top in 1989 my dream was to set down our roots in our own premises; that vision has materialised today with the purchase of these superb premises in Wrexham. We look forward to continuing producing our work at the Forum Studio in Chester and other venues including Theatr Clwyd in Mold and Storyhouse in Chester while we rehearse our shows in Park Street Studio, Wrexham”.
Tip Top has also announced that auditions are to be held on 5th June for budding T-birds, Pink Ladies and the iconic roles of Danny and Sandy for Tip Top’s upcoming production of the smash hit musical ‘Grease’ which will be staged at Theatr Clwyd in October.
Full details about Tip Top Productions, upcoming shows, audition opportunities and how to get involved can be found at www.chestertheatre.co.uk