Macclesfield Potato Riot Actors’ Workshop: Saturday 11th February 10:30am @ Macclesfield Library

To the people of Macclesfield: You are hereby invited to Macclesfield Library at 10.30am on 11th Feb to have a hands-on taster of what being a Macclesfield Potato Rioter is all about. Never performed before? Never fear! Nervous about ‘acting’ in front of an audience? Not a problem! Have no idea what it’s all about? Perfect! Come along! All ages and experiences are welcome, it’ll be unlike anything you’ve done before! 10.30am 11th Feb Macclesfield Library, come one, come all!

we need lots of different characters, some speaking and some not, so there should be something for everyone. Sam Medway will be leading the session and helping to get people into the right role for them.

Do invite friends and family to get involved too as we still need lots more community actors.

If you are interested in joining in but can’t make it on Saturday, please will you can drop John an email (sambajohn1@yahoo.com) so we can keep you informed.

Oh and don’t forget its Potato Riot Tuesday every Tuesday between 12:00noon and 9:00pm at Artspace where we are making props, building sets and sorting out all of the events management stuff. The kettle is always on!

A bit of background information:
On April 13th 1812 there was a riot in Macclesfield.  You can read about the original riot on the Luddite bicentenary website,  13th April 1812 Macclesfield Potato Riot
On April 13th 2017  Macclesfield Community Artspace is staging a re-enactment which will be a free street theatre event
of the riot followed by a ticketed public feast in the Market Square with the fabulous Sheelanagig performing on stage.
Visit the dedicated Macclesfield Potato Riot Website to find out more.
The plan is in place and the band is booked. We are now holding a series of open meetings to raise awareness of the event and to recruit the hands that we need to make it all happen. Whether you are up for being Stage Manager, helping to set up the feast, building props, being an actor in the re-enactment or any of the hundreds of roles that will help to make this one of the towns premier events we’d love to have you on board. Why not come along to one of the open meetings just to find out what’s going on.

The next open meeting is at Artspace on Tuesday 7th Febuary 7:00pm – 8:30. There’s lots to catch up on and lots to plan so hope to see you all there. Feel free to invite anyone along. We’ll be starting to sign people unto community actor roles for the street theatre as well as sorting out all sorts of other behind the scenes jobs.

Don’t forget tickets for the Feast are now on sale on the website.

Macclesfield Community Artspace, 2nd floor, Heapy St, Macc SK11 7JB.
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