Once Upon A Time, in 1985, a organisation of dedicated medical professionals from Ballymena motionless to mix their adore for a party with their passion for a health zone and shaped an pledge party company.
Their goal was to furnish pantomimes for patients and their families, as good as their colleagues and members of a public.
Recognising a energy of fun and delight in ancillary a liberation of patients, and to lift recognition of a health zone and services, a Alternative Medicine Theatre Company was born.
The expel and organisation were done adult wholly of Waveney Hospital staff with doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, secretaries, porters and laboratory staff all volunteering their giveaway time to furnish a company’s initial pantomime, Cinderella.
It took place in a Recreational Hall on a site of a Waveney Hospital, where it stayed until 1998.
By that time, a pantomimes were attracting such vast crowds that it had to pierce to Ballymena Town Hall or, as it is famous today, The Braid Arts Centre.
As good as volunteering their time and unrestrained for free, a association motionless to present all of a deduction from a sheet sales to internal health services or charities – a unapproachable tradition that a association continues to this day.
Over a years, a Alternative Medicine Theatre Company has donated tens of thousands of pounds to over 30 opposite health and amicable caring charities, mostly directly to a internal Ballymena branches that support a internal community.
Last year alone, a association donated over £4,000 to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy following a prolongation of Snow White and a Seven Dwarfs.
Over a final 30 years, a association has grown and grown to embody of people from all ages and credentials with dual common interests – a adore of a party and a passion to use their talents to advantage a internal village and health services.
To applaud a implausible miracle of The Alternative Medicine Theatre’s 30th Anniversary, they association is gay to announce a really special reunion cooking in a Adair Arms Hotel on Friday, Jan 29 during 7.30pm.
Tickets will be labelled during £25 per chairman to embody a four-course dish and after cooking entertainment.
So if we were concerned in any approach with a association over a final 30 years, either onstage, backstage, creation costumes, hair and make-up, or have simply been a believer of a association and a pantomimes, a reunion will applaud all of smashing shows and a illusory people who done them happen.
For some-more information or to squeeze tickets, greatfully email [email protected] or call 07541778223
That is not to forget this year’s really special 30th Anniversary mime – Sleeping Beauty.
For a initial time ever, a expel will be upheld by a live band, adding that additional bit of flicker to a shows from that all deduction will go to a Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health.
Sleeping Beauty opens on Thursday, Nov 26 in a Braid Arts Centre and runs by to Saturday, Nov 28 with performances during 7.30pm any night and a Matinee opening on Saturday, Nov 28 during 1.30pm.
Tickets are £7 for Adults and £5 for Concessions and are accessible from a Braid Arts Centre Box Office now.
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