DESPITE yesterday’s sunshine a dire weather forecast for Lytham on Friday has prompted a move for the Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s planned outdoor production of Emma at Lytham Hall to the main hall at King Edward and Queen Mary School on Clifton Drive.
The play will now start 15 minutes later at 7.45pm and everyone who has purchased advance tickets is being informed of the change of location.
Julian Wilde, organiser of the outdoor theatre season, feels that a forecast of heavy rain all day combined with a temperature of only 11 degrees and predicted easterly winds of 20mph is not a recipe for success.
“The Main Hall at KEQMS is spacious, warm and dry and I think the audience will be much more comfortable,” he said. “They can still picnic from 6pm, albeit indoors, and should bring their own seating. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.
“It is disappointing, but I think that this is a sensible way forward – we saw at the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant on the Thames that being in a downpour for a prolonged time is daunting.”