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Aspiring young Uttoxeter actors take to larger stages in preparation for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: April 14, 2014

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ASPIRING thespians from a Uttoxeter high school are to take to larger stages in Stafford and Burton ahead of their big week performing in an international culture festival.

The Alleyne’s Fringe Group has put the hours in to create a professional theatre production based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles and is now to take to the stage at the Burton Brewhouse and the Rising Brook Baptist Church in Stafford.

The team have raised money for the Donna Louise Trust, a children’s hospice, in conjunction with selling tickets and raising support for the venture, and have raised in the region of £400 for the hospice to date, a figure which will increase as the shows go on.

Joe Mathews, project manager of the Alleyne’s Fringe Group said: “We’re feeling excited and nervous ahead of the big evening but it will be a great preparation and great motivation for the upcoming Fringe Festival slots.”

Tickets are available for the Burton Brewhouse nights on April 16 and 17 by calling the Brewhouse on 01283 508100 or alternatively by purchasing tickets on the night at the venue.

Tickets are available on the door for the Stafford show at the Rising Brook Baptist Church.

The team are urging Uttoxeter people to come along and support them for what promises to be a ‘fantastic’ night of theatre.

Joe added: “The local performances are a landmark in the groups quest to produce a magnificent show to take to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014- a venue for which we now have confirmed with The Space UK.

“The project was only made possible with brilliant support from the town.

“All that lies ahead are exciting prospects for the group and I would like to thank everyone on behalf of the team for your input in the project and giving us this opportunity to do what we are most passionate about, acting on one of the world’s biggest stages and at such a young age.

“The experience that the group will benefit from is simply invaluable, as is your support.

“I hope to see you at one of our local performances for what will be an enthralling night of theatre.”

More information about the Alleyne’s Fringe Group is online at: www.alleynesfringegroup.co.uk and more information on the Donna Louise Trust is online at: www.donnalouisetrust.org

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