Volunteers required for costume making

Civic-Theatre-Hi-Res-Logo-1-117x300Darlington Civic Theatre is looking for volunteers to assist with the creation of costumes for the forthcoming community production of A Tale of Two Cities, which will be performed in the Dolphin Centre’s Central Hall in November.

The theatre is looking for volunteers with sewing skills of all levels and or knitting skills. The work will involve making period garments and altering contemporary clothes. Making will include full length skirts, bustles, waistcoats, cockades, dirtying down costumes and alterations of garments to fit our cast. All volunteers will work alongside an experienced wardrobe supervisor during the sessions.

Anyone interested should email lyndsey.middleton@darlington.gov.uk or call her on 01325 405510.

A Tale of Two Cities is at Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November. Charles Dickens considered his novel A Tale Of Two Cities to be the best story he had ever written.

Interweaving one family’s intensely personal drama with the terror and chaos of the French Revolution, it is an epic story of love, sacrifice and redemption amidst horrific violence and world changing events. This will be a promenade performance.

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company, who most recently brought Of Mice And Men, A View From The Bridge and Brave New World to Darlington Civic Theatre are now working in partnership with the theatre to present A Tale Of Two Cities using a cast of community actors.

This new adaptation by Mike Poulton (Fortune’s Fool, Old Vic; Wolf Hall, RSC) will feature a cast of approximately 30 local actors alongside a professional production team led by director Eduard Lewis. The production will be staged in the atmospheric setting of Darlington’s Central Hall, where Dickens himself read on 21 September 1858.

Tickets* are priced £18 for adults, under 16s £10

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

*Includes £1 restoration levy