Last winter, Linkskill Community Theatre Group staged Cinderella as their annual pantomime, with paint donated to Community RePaint Castle Morpeth providing the scenery, which was of course, behind them!

A community based theatre project aimed at all ages, the Linkskill Community Theatre Group gives people with an interest in theatre, music, singing, dancing, technical work, costumes or set design the opportunity to partake and play an active role in something creative.

The Theatre Group usually put on a summer musical and a winter pantomime each year, but delivering two high profile productions a year isn’t cheap, especially when they have to paint new sets every six months! So although, they run several fundraising events each year using paint from Community RePaint Castle Morpeth has meant their funds can go further.

“We were very happy when Community RePaint was able to support us with paint for the scenery for Cinderella,” said Paul McDermott, Events and Fundraising Officer, Linkskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust, “And, we hope they’ll be able to supply us with paint for many more productions  to come.”

As well as providing opportunities to people of all ages, the Theatre Group are committed to working with people with a range of abilities, mental health disorders and learning disabilities enabling those who would not have otherwise had the opportunity to perform.

“We’re always really pleased when we can help people with paint,” said Christie Thompson, Manager, Community RePaint Castle Morpeth. She added, “Seeing smiles on the children’s faces as they watched Cinderella, that’s when you realise that a little leftover paint can go a long way!”

“We’re always really pleased when we can help people with paint,” said Christie Thompson, Manager, Community RePaint Castle Morpeth. She added, “Seeing smiles on the children’s faces as they watched Cinderella, that’s when you realise that a little leftover paint can go a long way!”

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