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                  creating Drama for a Crisis


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Shoestring Theatre (sometimes called Shoestring Productions) was conceived in April 2005 by three friends (as always, over a glass or two of wine!). The Co-conspirators were Jean Stone (left), Shiela Lucas (right) and Viv Newman (centre right).















The aims were twofold:


• Re-introduce Amdram Productions to the local  community in Standish (Nr Wigan, Lancashire)

• To raise money for good causes


Both aims were fulfilled when, in October 2005, a homegrown cast performed for two consecutive nights at the Methodist Church Hall in Standish raising over £1000 for the selected charity "War Child"


This site tells the tale of the staging of the first/subsequent productions and keeps visitors informed of plans for future productions.



...and, in the beginning......