Supporting local theatre group

By Mick Scrimshaw on March 2, 2015

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Cllr Mick Scrimshaw (Labour, Northall) has provided Kettering based theatre company ‘C&D Productions’ with £500 from his Empowering Councillors and Communities allocation to help fund the lighting.

Cllr Scrimshaw said: “I am delighted to be able to support C&D Productions. The theatre company was started in 2014 and it continues to get bigger and better, providing high quality opportunities for local people to engage in professional theatre and ‘am-dram.’

“I know previously that the company have had to hire equipment so I hope the funding I have been able to provide will help to reduce ongoing running costs and ensure any money raised through productions can be reinvested in the theatre group.”

Chris Lynch, Artistic Director of C&D Productions, said: “We are extremely grateful to Cllr Scrimshaw for securing our most recent grant. The additional funding has been very helpful as we’ve used it to order some crucial lighting.

“We are also looking for more funding and sponsorship to build on this initial outlay as there are many things we are still hiring or renting from elsewhere.

“But it’s not just financial support we need. We also welcome support from the wider community.

“The more people know about us, the more people can come see our productions and gain direct support if they are a local community group. We are always looking for new people to join us.

“It isn’t just about being on the stage. We also need people to help backstage, with make-up, costume, props, set building and directing.”

For further information on C&P Productions or details about how you can support the group, visit: or ‘like’ their Facebook page at:

The company is performing ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ at the Corn Market Hall based in the heart of Kettering this week. Performances take place on February 26, 27 and 28. Doors open at 7pm, with the play starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 and available to purchase online at:

C&D Productions, supported by Councillor Mick Scrimshaw. Photo used with permission of C&D Productions.

Mick Scrimshaw is the Leader of the Labour Group at Kettering Borough Council, the Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance at Northamptonshire County Council. He has a public record of standing up for Kettering as a County Councillor for the Northall division in Kettering, Northants and since May 2015, a Borough Councillor for the William Knibb ward. He is a keen cyclist and also runs a family business with his wife.

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