A COMMUNITY theatre is reflecting on its vision as it prepares for a busy few months.

Since the Holroyd Theatre based at Moreton Hall School near Oswestry reopened its doors after global lockdowns in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 2,000 theatregoers have attended a season’s worth of live music, dance performances, stand-up comedy and book launches.

Michael Jenkins, commercial director of the Holroyd Community Theatre said: “It has been wonderful to welcome audiences members into the theatre, especially after the couple of years the theatre landscape has seen.

“We have been fortunate to book such a variety of different productions, from full scale operas, to comedy and everything in between. We have tried to cater to everyone in the community with this season’s events, and hope to achieve the same in our future programmes.”

Among the notable special appearances include celebrity chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, BBC wildlife presenter Kate Humble and international rugby star James Haskell.

Another recent performance at Holroyd was by multi-award winning male voice choir ‘John’s Boys’, who commented: “What a feeling! It’s great to be back performing together in our first public concert since October 2019. And it was even better to do so at such a fabulous venue. How we’ve missed performing live. Long may it continue."

‘John’s Boys’ will be making another appearance at the Holroyd in the coming months. The theatre will also be hosting productions of ‘9 to 5: The Musical’, ‘Skimming Stones’ and the annual Jazz Festival.

To keep up to date with events taking place in The Holroyd Community Theatre visit www.theholroydtheatre.co.uk.