The draw for The Lamproom 100 Club was made yesterday and the winner of the monthly £100 prize is Mrs P M Roberts of Barnsley. The winning number was 82. Congratulations to Mrs Roberts - enjoy your winnings!
Do you have a memory of The Lamproom Theatre that you would like to share with us? It could be a memory of being on stage, helping with a fund-raising event, watching a show, doing some painting, or anything else from the past twenty one years - we would like to know what you love about your theatre - a photograph and description would be really good! E-mail your memory to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share them in our 'Lamproom Daily' - thank you !
In early 2017, Lamplyters performed 'Aladdin Trouble' - a specially written show based on the story of 'Aladdin'. It had a brilliant cast of many talented young people from The Lamproom - who do you recognise?
The music of James Taylor and Carole King came to The Lamproom in 2016 with 'Up On The Roof' - it was a great evening of live music with something for everyone - something we hope to bring back in the near future - once we can open up again!
In July 2016, Sam and Dave Barton - The Booze Brothers - arrived at The Lamproom for the first time. Since then they have entertained us both at home and abroad, just a shame their cruise was cancelled this year because of Coronavirus - next year with any luck!
A huge 'thank you' to everyone who responded to the posts about The Lamproom 100 Club - it is now FULL! So, if you don't already have a number, you have missed out on the chance to help The Lamproom and win £100 into the bargain! If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for when a number becomes free, please e-mail your name, address and telephone number to email@example.com and we'll be in touch when we can allocate you a number. Thanks again to all our loyal members - we do appreciate you all!
In 2016 The Lamproom Theatre Company staged 'Stones in his Pockets' by Marie Jones, a play in which two actors play more than 15 characters. A tall order indeed, and one which needed two Lamproom 'legends', Mr Jack Land Noble and Mr Richard Caile. They rose to the challenge in style, bringing a taste of West End theatre to Barnsley, just for Lamproom audiences!
December 12th 2016 marked the 150th anniversary of The Oaks Mining Disaster. On Sunday 24 July 2016 there was a day of theatre and music to assist in raising funds for a memorial to the disaster. The day was hosted by writer and broadcaster Ian Clayton. The funds raised were put towards a memorial, by Graham Ibberson, which now stands in Barnsley as a permanent reminder of the disaster - and our mining heritage.
Fans of 'The Chase' were delighted when, in 2016, Chaser Paul Sinha visited The Lamproom for the first time with his stand-up show 'Postcards from the Z List'. It was a sell-out and Paul has performed at The Lamproom since that time, also to packed houses.
Did you see The Booze Brothers back in 2017? No? Then you missed a treat! Copy and paste this link to Facebook to see Camille and her Cunning Campanologists in action! https://www.facebook.com/JLN89/videos/10154930852143107/
Nancy is a volunteer and Part-Time Box Office 'person' at The Lamproom Theatre as well! We have only known her a few months, but already she has become a valued part of The Lamproom 'team' and we look forward to seeing her when we re-open - in the meantime, see what talent we have in our midst! https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=751462025627393
In 2016, the musical 'No Horizon' was performed at The Lamproom before heading to The Edinburgh Festival. It was a great opportunity for Barnsley audiences to see this locally written piece, and to support new writing. 'No Horizon' should have embarked on a tour in March of this year, but sadly, once again, it was not to be. We send our best wishes to all involved with the project and hope that they will be able to resume the tour in the future.
We're still busy trawling our archives to bring you memories of the many performers who have appeared at The Lamproom Theatre during the past 21 years. Today we remember Barnsley folk legend Dave Burland, who has graced our stage on more than one occasion, the most recent being in 2016, with his band 'The Awkward Squad' (a proper Barnsley saying if ever there was one!) Thanks for the memories Dave - we hope to be able to welcome you back at some time in the future.
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John Reilly will be bringing 'Your Song' to The Lamproom Theatre in 2021 - it was postponed earlier this year (I wonder why!). Here is a sneak preview of one of the numbers he will be singing - look out for details of when he will be back at The Lamproom! https://www.facebook.com/iamjohnreilly/videos/10217298465001444/
Thanks to the generosity of many of our patrons, we now have ONLY ONE NUMBER LEFT in The Lamproom 100 Club. If you have been thinking about joining but have not yet done so, please contact Ruth Pearson on 01226 249611 straight away to secure this last number. Help raise funds for The Lamproom and have a chance of winning £1000…. Did you know that The Lamproom Theatre runs a ‘100 Club’, which raises funds for the running of the theatre, and gives you a chance to win either £100 or £1000?
Following our request for your views on this years' pantomime, we thought we would look back four years to our production of 'Cinderella' - the panto to end all pantos! our photograph shows Cinderella (Emily Kingston), The Fairy Godmother (Rosie Spivey), Prince Charming (Abey Bradbury), as well as the star of the show - the lovely pony who pulled the carriage - what a star! Other cast members were - Dean Love (Buttercup Hardup), Nathan Summers (Daisy Hardup), George Andrews (Baron Hardup), Peter Foster (Buttons) and Catherine Copley (Dandini).
Jack Land Noble enjoyed a tattyfilarious evening spent in the company of dear friends, albeit in the guise of Clubland’s ‘finest’ concert secretary RON FERGUSON (a.k.a. FERGIE) ...Quiztastic fun with a ‘bingo bonanza’ thrown in for good measure. Sodom Working Men’s Club back in business!
Most people will be aware of the road map that the Government has set out, which indicates that, if everything goes to plan, we MAY be back to normal by Christmas. Bearing this in mind, please can you let us know your thoughts on whether or not you would book for events at The Lamproom during December? Our Trustees are making a decision about our pantomime - 'Aladdin' - during August, and we would like your thoughts - so the question is a simple one:- 'IF there is a pantomime at The Lamproom Theatre in December, would you book tickets?' Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on Facebook - The Lamproom Theatre - and thank you!
Trustee and actor Jack Land Noble and Musical Director Rob Cooper have been busy during lockdown - so until they can perform at The Lamproom again, here is a sneak preview of what they have been up to! Enjoy! A BIG day for us yesterday in Studio 5B as we had a marathon session completing the remaining lead vocals for our upcoming album (which we now have named... reveal to come soon!) This included 5 tracks from Jack, and an incredibly exciting guest vocal from the fabulous Sam Dyson.