Name: Phoebe Precious
Role at the theatre: Backstage
How did you get involved: My school got me an internship here and everyone was so lovely that I couldn’t not come back so now I’m a member and help out when I can
What do you at Doncaster Little Theatre? I help out backstage on the show night and in rehearsals, helping with set and props and making sure everyone is happy
Best show? Hansel and Gretel Panto, brilliant cast and script was well written
Why should other people become a member? There’s a really nice atmosphere no matter what you do at the little theatre, it’s something different to get stuck into and makes you feel like you’re doing something good as you are a part of something special
Role at the theatre / Plays involved in: I have done a bit of everything almost; worked behind the bar, set painting, technical, acting and box office. I have been in many plays including 2 pantomimes (Aladdin and Pied Piper) as well as a Bums on Seats and the Invisible Suit with Young Lit.
Live in: Sheffield (Currently at University but will be back)
How did you get involved? I was told about young lit and then when I got too old for young lit I didn’t want to stop and so I auditioned for the Christmas pantomime last year and have been a part of it ever since.
What do you at Doncaster Little Theatre? At the theatre I am an acting but I have also been given the opportunity to learn how to work behind the bar and serve people as well as learning box office and technical (sound and light).
Best show? My best show would be the Christmas Pantomime of Aladdin as it was amazing. Although I have also done technical for Robin Hood Babes in the Wood which I thoroughly enjoyed 😀
Why should other people become a member? I think others should become a member because it is such a friendly atmosphere and everyone is very welcoming. It also an amazing opportunity to get involved and support your local theatre as well as gaining skills and experience along the way, whilst you haveing fun. Also it isn’t just for the performers of the community, there are many different options including the backstage work, technical or just helping on the bar.
—IF you are or have been in a show—-
What character are you playing, what’s good about playing in this role? Or What are you doing for this show?
My favourite character to play was Wishy Washy in Aladdin. I loved playing this role because I got to be really silly and it was very different to what I am used. I didn’t originally audition for this part but the director encouraged me to try it because they thought that it would be more suited to me and so they helped to find what I enjoyed playing.
What’s your favourite line/song in the play?
My favourite line (or lines) would be in Aladdin and Wishy says ” I can’t see, I can’t see”,
Role at the theatre: Errr – Friend of the theatre
Location: Lowestoft (yes I think I live the furthest away and appear the least so I try to make it count)
How did you get involved? My friends introduced me to the theatre about years ago after working with them at other festivals on tech work. I helped with some of the tech and loved the friendly atmosphere.
What do you at Doncaster Little Theatre? For those of you who have a geographical understanding of the UK you will know that Lowestoft is not very close (3 hours of not very close)! So I try to visit every 1-3 months to show my face when work allows and I generally help behind the bar. The rest of the time I seem to have fallen into the role of Social Media Manager – meaning I have probably scheduled all the Facebooks posts. Even with living so far away new jobs spring up, I am always surprised by how well supported the theatre is financially but I know that giving only goes so far and have worked on grants in the past in my life on the East Coast so I plan to bring some of that to DLT when I can.
Best show? Panto by far… I try and see it every year. I also enjoy when BBC radio visit the theatre.
Why should other people become a member? It is an amazing community, even as someone on the fringe there are ways for me to be involved. This is especially important as I cannot act, sing or dance, but there is still a place for me here.
Role at the theatre: House Manager
How did you get involved? A teacher invited me to help me with my tech work at school.
What do you at Doncaster Little Theatre? What don’t I do. I help with the day to day running of shows. This means I can be behind the bar, in the tech box, painting the stage black or helping in the box office. I also coordinate with other people in the theatre to make sure the whole operation runs as smoothly as possible.
Best show? It’s a tough choice as there have been so many excellent shows, but if put on the spot I would probably pick Blood Brothers.
Why should other people become a member? It’s fun, great place to make friends, meet new people and grow in confidence.