THE Princess Theatre in Burnham is hoping to re-open its doors for socially distanced events from May 17 and full capacity events from June 21.
The theatre will be providing updates in the coming weeks.
A spokesperson said: “The Princess is committed to only opening when we are confident, in our ability to provide a safe and secure environment for all our users, staff, volunteers and wider community.
“During our closure we have been refurbishing the venue have been working on new ways to connect with and entertain our community while we cannot be together in person.
“As such, we are delighted to have released the first audio play in our The Princess Play Series’ – ‘To Henry, With Love’.
“The play tells the story of Evelyn Sawyer, a military wife living in the countryside during World War I. Evelyn is forced to face the realisation she may never see her husband again. In her hour of need, she turns to Scarlet, her long-estranged sister. Scarlet introduces her to a life of freedom and fun, a life Evelyn has always pulled away from.
“You can find the full list of services where you can listen to the podcast by visiting www.anchor.fm/princesstheatre. Watch out for release details of the second play in the series – ‘Ashes’ – in the coming weeks.
“The Princess Theatre artistic team has also released a series of online workshops aimed at children aged nine to 11 to help with the burden of home-schooling. These are currently hosted by two fantastic artists.
“One is costume and theatre designer Catherine Hawkridge who has worked for ITV, Aardman Animation and the Royal Opera House on a vast number of productions. Catherine’s bespoke online sessions culminate in the production of a shadow box theatre, puppets and scenery.
“Meanwhile CBBC regular Chris Redmond’s session focus on creative writing. All four episodes currently uploaded can be watched for free by visiting our Youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5iW1SSWlioT5nZls2B0gJA?mc_cid=ec7ef67018&mc_eid=06cf3f260e