Lamproom regulars may remember when Lamproom Theatre Company members 'bared all' in a production of 'Ladies Night' - way back in 2007. This photograph is of Ian Davies, Richard Wood, Barry Askham and Lee Semley. Other cast members who kept their clothes on were Anthony Larkin, Peter Foster, Chloe Fairman, Bill Fisher and Miss Fanny Dee.
The draw for the January Lamproom 100 Club has been made , and the winners are Mr & Mrs Pinder of Kendray. The winning number was 1. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Pinder - enjoy your winnings and thank you for supporting us - we appreciate it!
Following the announcement of a National Lockdown from Tuesday 5th January 2021, The Lamproom Theatre will, of course, remain CLOSED for the foreseeable future. Whilst this news is yet another blow to any thoughts of live theatre returning any time soon, the welfare and safety of everyone has to be of paramount importance and everyone at The Lamproom would urge all our Friends, performers and audience members to stick to the lockdown rules so that we can see you all as soon as possible. Here is a quote from 'The Stage' - “The next few months will undoubtedly be difficult. But the curtain will rise again. The audiences will find joy and solace for their grief in the dark and theatres will continue to find renewed civic purpose. There is no going back.”
As 2020 draws to a close, everyone at The Lamproom Theatre would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and sparkling New Year! We look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as we are able and will soon be planning a packed programme of laughter, music, comedy, drama and fun! Watch this space for further details as soon as we can make plans. Happy New Year!!!!!!!
In 2007 The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company performed 'Godspell' at The Lamproom.. Thanks to Louise Armitage, who provided the photographs, we can look back at the show and see who we can remember treading the boards - who do you recognise? We have identified Louise Armitage, Diane Bickerdike, Lee Caddick, Maddie Cooksey, David Cooper, Peter Foster, Sarah Hyde, Michael Shaw and Adrian Smith - how about you?
Jack Land Noble and the most heavenly Hula Girls this side of Honolulu wish you 'Mele Kalikimaka' - Merry Christmas the Hawaiian way! What a brilliant night out this was with The Coalfield Crooner when we could all go to the theatre - fingers crossed for 2021 and more fantastic nights out! https://www.facebook.com/JLN89/videos/10157993240023107/
Sam Whewall, a founder member of The Lamproom Youth Theatre Ensemble turns his art into a fund-raiser with lino prints of the theatre where it all began for him. Almost 21 years ago, when The Lamproom Youth Theatre Ensemble was started, a young man called Sam Whewall joined the ‘family’ and went on to appear many times on The Lamproom stage, both with LYTES, The Lamproom Theatre Company and The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company. He left Barnsley to study in Lincoln and now lives in Sheffield. Sam has recently produced some lino prints of The Lamproom Theatre and has decided to raise funds from the sale of his prints for The Lamproom, Heeley Valley City Farm and Gleadless Valley Foodbank. What a lovely gesture – we would like to thank him for choosing us as one of his charities and for being part of The Lamproom family after all these years! To purchase a print from Sam and help his charities, please go to www.etsy.com and search Lamproom.
We are sharing pantomime memories to keep us going until we can bring panto back to the stage in 2021. The First Dame of Lamproom pantomime - the fabulous Jonathan Cannon has sent us photographs from 2001 to 2004, when he played Widow Twanky, Dame Trot, Buttercup Hardup and Sarah The Cook - and what a dame! Other people featured in the photograph are Peter Foster, Paul Haley and Sue Robinson - lovely memories of great shows.
No pantomime this year at The Lamproom, but happy memories from our very own Jack Land Noble, Dean Love and Peter Foster - roll on 2021! Jack Land Noble comments:- 'Cooking up trouble, as Sarah The Cook in ‘Dick Whittington’ at The Lamproom Theatre. Happy memories of this run, alongside my old pals Peter Foster and Dean Love, et al. Polished to perfection by Phil Shepherd, The People’s Theatre has always punched well above its weight in the panto stakes and I can’t wait to be back treading its boards in the Spring, God Willing!'
The draw for the November Lamproom 100 Club has been made , and the winner is Mr E Sidebottom of Darton. The winning number was 62. Congratulations to Mr Sidebottom - enjoy your winnings and thank you for supporting us - we appreciate it!
With just over two weeks to the big day, if you are thinking of buying someone a Lamproom Gift Voucher, you'll need to get your skates on as the last time we can accept orders for posting out your Gift Card and Pin Badge is Monday 21st December. Gift Vouchers come in £10, £20 and £50 denominations and do not have an expiry date. Our talented Box Office Assistant, Sally Philburn, has designed a Lamproom Gift Card which can be posted out to put Gift Vouchers in - you will need to print your voucher at home. All proceeds from the sale of Gift Cards and pin badges will go directly to The Friends of The Lamproom Theatre to help with their fund raising efforts on behalf of the theatre – so by doing your Christmas shopping on-line you are helping your theatre into the bargain! Gift Vouchers, Gift Cards and pin badges can be purchased by visiting www.barnsleylamproom.com
This week is when we should have been welcoming school parties to The Lamproom for 'Aladdin' - our annual pantomime and highlight of The Lamproom calendar - enough said! The last time we performed 'Aladdin' was six years ago in 2014 - and what a cast - all of whom have been part of The Lamproom story in one way or another for many years - all the best to you all - we miss you!
With the news that a vaccine will soon be available, it is looking hopeful that live theatre will be back in 2021, but at the present time Trustees of The Lamproom Theatre have decided that the theatre will remain CLOSED until after the New Year, with a review taking place in January 2021 when the situation may be clearer. We will all miss pantomime this year, but promise that we will be back next year 'Oh yes we will!'
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The Lamproom 100 Club has been running for many years and provides the theatre with much-needed funds, whilst at the same time giving patrons the chance to win £100 every month, and £1000 twice a year. If you would like to join The 100 Club, you can do so by contacting the Theatre Manager on 01226 249611 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Read on for more information about how the club works.....
AS ANOTHER NATIONAL LOCKDOWN BEGINS……. The Lamproom WILL be back! In line with the requirements of the national lockdown, The Lamproom Theatre will be closed with effect from THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2020 until at least Thursday 3rd December 2020. During the next month you can still contact us if necessary by e-mailing email@example.com or telephoning 01226 249611.
The draw for the November Lamproom 100 Club has been made , and the winner is Miss A Fretwell of Barnsley. The winning number was 58. Congratulations to Miss Fretwell - enjoy your winnings and thank you for supporting us - we appreciate it!
As South Yorkshire moves into Tier 3 restrictions, Barnsley’s Lamproom Theatre has postponed its planned re-opening. One week after putting tickets on sale for performances in November 2020, the Trustees of Barnsley Theatre Trust (1998) Limited have taken the difficult and disappointing decision to postpone all planned activity at The Lamproom until the review of the restrictions takes place in mid-November.
There has been a promising start for tickets for shows in November at The Lamproom, but we must remind anyone wishing to book tickets that, under Tier 2 restrictions, you can only book tickets FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD. If you are wishing to attend with people from another household, they must book their own tickets as we need their details in order to comply with the Track and Trace regulations that are mandatory for all venues. We hope that everyone understands that we are insisting on this procedure to keep everyone safe and to ensure that we are acting in a responsible manner by adhering to Government instructions at all times.
After being closed for seven months, Barnsley’s Lamproom Theatre will open it’s doors again on Friday 6th November 2020. Theatre goers around the country have been longing for the day when they can visit their local theatre and experience live performances once again, and the people of Barnsley will soon be able to do just that, as The Lamproom will re-open with a show which was originally planned for April 2020 – ‘An Evening with John Kelly’. The following three weekends will see more to entertain and cheer at The Lamproom. Read on for information about our November productions.