New sponsorship for the Lichfield Garrick from Central England Co-op

Lichfield Garrick Theatre is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Central England Co-Operative, who are sponsoring their latest Community Musical project.

The Co-op are providing vital support for the Theatre’s flagship community project. In the summer of 2022, the Lichfield Garrick will be bringing their own community musical to the stage – a production that has been devised, written, composed, and developed by participants from the community. 

For the first time ever, the Garrick will be composing and writing the musical themselves. Members of the community are invited to kickstart the project to write and compose the script and score later this summer. This is a project unlike anything the Theatre has ever done before and would not be possible without the rallying support of community partners such as the Co-op, who are pleased to be supporting in a project that aligns with their community aims.

Paul Reece, Marketing Lead – Local for the Co-op, says: “We are passionate about connecting with communities and celebrating their successes.  We’re delighted to be able to support the talented local people working towards The Garrick’s 2022 Community production.  It’s an exciting project that’s an important part of Lichfield’s cultural offering, and also brings new skills, relationships and smiles to so many people.”

The project is already underway, with a community creative team developing the show ready for rehearsals to start next year. The Co-op are pleased to be supporting the project every step of the way, from its current development stage all the way through to the live performances that will take place next July.

Jonny McClean, Community Musical Director, says: “It’s always intimidating when starting an ambitious project like this one, so it’s fabulous to have the support of places such as the Co-op that hold such a significant place in the local community. We look forward to what comes next and developing our relationship further as the project progresses.”

Businesses are invited to support Lichfield Garrick in all sorts of ways. Contact Matt Clay, Development Manager on [email protected] or 01543 412123 for more details.


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