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It’s 2016! We don’t have flying cars yet, but we have hoverboards that are being banned left right and centre in America, including a raid on at a recent electronics show CES.
I don’t think they’ll be “taking off” in Ramsbottom anytime soon though.
This week I interviewed Stephen Gill of Summerseat players and I looked at how Summerseat Players actually came to be in Ramsbottom.
In 1990 what was then the “Buskers Showbar and Snooker Hall” (formerly “The Royal Cinema”) was purchased by the Summerseat Players. It was renamed to what is now, the Theatre Royal. It then underwent lots of changes to create the theatre and in September 1991 it opened to the public with their production of “Stepping Out”.
Interestingly, Stephen mentioned that they had also looked at the old Co-Op Building at the time, but access was considered too difficult and costly to correct. I spoke to Stephen Marley about the old Co-Op building in episode 41.
I also found out how many people it takes to actually put on a production.