Garrick celebrate 85th anniversary

ANNIVERSARY: Members of the Garrick celebrate 85 years of drama
ANNIVERSARY: Members of the Garrick celebrate 85 years of drama

Friends old and new gathered to celebrate 85 years of amateur theatre at the Garrick.

The party was held at Nelson House, Burnley, and featured cameo cabaret performances by three of the society’s long-standing members Viv Thornber, Malcolm Gent and Ted Reid.

The Garrick, which used to be known as The Garrick Club, was founded in 1929 and currently stages five plays over a year. In recent years the group has transferred its performances to the stage of the ACE Centre in Nelson.

Organiser Dorothy Spence staged the society’s latest production “When We Are Married” in October. The new year sees “The Graduate” from February 11th to 14th and the Agatha Christie who-dunnit “And Then There Were None” from March 25th to 28th. Gordon Ingleby directs “Ladies Day” in May, from 13th to 16th, and the season comes to a close with J.M. Barrie’s ghost story “Mary Rose” in June.