We live on the outskirts of Manningtree, a town which claims to be the smallest in England and in that town is a Theatre. Which may be the smallest theatre in England, it may not but it is very small.
The Manifiest Theatre group is a run by its members and puts on 3 or 4 shows a year, a variety of musicals, comedies and straight plays all performed and supported by the members of the group. The Theatre is in an old school building and has seats an audience of around 100.
I joined way back in 1982 and sung and danced in The Good Companions and continued to play an active part in the group for a few years. Then life changed and I stopped going until 2 years ago when I booked tickets for a show and remembered how much I enjoyed going to see the performances. Details of the group can be found here
The show this time was the musical The Boyfriend. As always it was very entertaining. Lots of younger members taking on leading parts which is always good to see as well as the more familiar faces (some people are in almost every show) Lots of singing, a bit of dancing (very small stage) good lighting and music. Lovely!