Welcome to Limelight Performers
The new local theatre group in Suffolk.
Welcome to Limelight Performers! We are an amateur musical theatre group based in Ipswich, Suffolk. We produce up to 6 high quality productions throughout the year, across a mix of different age groups (9+), performing in various wonderful local venues, and are always aiming to make theatre accessible to as many people as possible. To do this, we keep our ticket prices and membership fees as low as we can - and hold open auditions for all productions which anyone can sign up for. We create a variety of opportunities year round, and hope you'll join us to see what we do or have your chance to be 'in the limelight' too!
Click HERE for audition details & to sign up and join us
Click HERE (or see below) for details of our upcoming shows that you can come and watch!
With the continuing circumstances and restrictions around Covid-19, we've had to make the tough call to postpone all of our upcoming productions again. Where most companies postponed their shows a year initially, we were hopeful that things would be returning to normal a bit quicker than they have and so tried to go for around 6 months - but have now realised we're going to need to move most productions to roughly a year after they were originally planned.
There'll be more to add soon, and still a couple of details with rights and venues etc to be confirmed, but our new schedule is currently as follows:
A Grand Night for Singing | Summer 2021 (TBC)
Miscast Musicals | 18th September 2021
Legally Blonde Jr | 19th-21st November 2021
The Limelight Ensemble | 29th January 2022
The Wedding Singer | Summer 2022 (Details TBC)
The main reason for this decision is that our local council have advised that they aren't able to issue the license we need to allow school age performers on stage until after January at the earliest, and so we had no way to put on Miscast Musicals as planned. This prompted us to look at the rest of our schedule, and with safety concerns as well as social distancing looking like it's here to stay for a while - we couldn't see a practical way to go ahead with our bigger productions in the coming months.
There's some more details on our website (see below), and we already have registration open for auditions for a number of these shows, as well as more online projects coming soon if you'd like to get involved. You can also join us as a 'Friend' for just £5 a year to be the first to hear about updates and new opportunities, and gain access to a range of benefits (with more being added soon!)
Thank you so much for your continued support and we can't wait to get back on stage and see you all in person as soon as we can.
DID YOU KNOW.... You can support us for free?!
There's lots of ways you can support us (see here for details), but did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Limelight Performers with easyfundraising?
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There are no catches or hidden charges and Limelight Performers will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.