The sincere condolences of all at The Lamproom Theatre are sent to the Queen and Royal Family at this sad time. Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. A statement issued by the palace just after midday spoke of the Queen's "deep sorrow" following his death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning. The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, was at the Queen's side for more than her six decades of reign.
The draw for the April Lamproom 100 Club has been made , and the winners are Mr & Mrs Jepson of Barnsley. The winning number was 19. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Jepson - enjoy your winnings and thank you for supporting us - we appreciate it!
We can now share with you the news that we are thrilled to hear that we have received funding to support The Lamproom Theatre thanks to the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund and so that we can continue to be here for you and for the people of Barnsley! The grant will be used to fund many aspects of the theatre’s operation during the transition period between April and August 2021, including funding for advertising and the production of a brochure to be sent to all patrons, informing them of the plans for productions until December 2021, with the return of the ever-popular Lamproom Pantomime, ‘Dick Whittington’. Barnsley audiences have missed live theatre for over a year and this funding gives a positive message that The Lamproom will be back in business just as soon as Government restrictions allow – good news indeed!
National stay at home restrictions have changed. Things we can all do to keep each other safe: i. Enjoy the outdoors - we can’t meet indoors just yet ii. Meet in groups of six people, or with one other household at one time in a public area or private garden iii. Keep a two-metre distance and regularly wash your hands iv. Stay local. Explore the borough’s outdoor and green space.
Today is World Theatre Day - a day to celebrate the creativity, friendship, laughter, and sheer joy that theatre brings to all of our lives. Sadly, the past twelve months have meant that we have missed all of this, but as we look forward to the next few months with optimism and anticipation we know that when we do re-open we'll be bigger and better than ever! News on The Lamproom re-opening plans will soon be shared - watch this space and prepare to come back to The People's Theatre in Barnsley very soon - we can't wait to see you!
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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? Since The Lamproom Theatre opened in 1999, finance has been raised from many sources, mainly through tickets sold to thousands of people who have attended productions. Whilst the day to day running of The Lamproom is almost covered by income generated, there is no money left for improvements to the building and the development of the artistic programme. ‘How do I help’ - we hear you asking?
The draw for the March Lamproom 100 Club has been made , and the winner is Mr Turp of Stairfoot. The winning number was 38. Congratulations to Mr Turp - enjoy your winnings and thank you for supporting us - we appreciate it!
Following the announcement on Monday 22nd February 2021 which outlined the 'roadmap' for the next few months, the Trustees at The Lamproom Theatre will be meeting, taking advice, and waiting patiently until such time as they can bring news about when the theatre will re-open, and under what kind of restrictions. Until such time as a definite decision can be made we would urge everyone to follow the Government guidance, have the vaccine and look forward to the time when we can see you again safely - we can't wait!
The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company performed 'Me and My Girl' in 2017 and had a ball 'doin' the Lambeth Walk'! Our photograph shows Jonathan Cannon (Sir John Tremayne), Lee Caddick (Bill Snibson) and Lisa Kendall (Lady Jacqueline Carstone). Here's to many more fun-packed shows at The Lamproom in the future - at least 'The Sun Has Got His Hat On - Hip, Hip Hurrah!'
Tune in online for an intimate studio performance from the critically acclaimed show ‘Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years’. Performed by Bookends, the evening will feature beautiful live recreations of songs such as ‘The Boxer’, ‘The Sound Of Silence’, ‘Homeward Bound’, and many more. The perfect way to spend your evening. The on-line concert will take place on Friday 26th February 2021 at 8.00 p.m. and tickets cost just £10.00 each. To book your tickets click on the link below:- https://www.simonandgarfunkelthroughtheyears.com/product-page/lamproomliveonline Enjoy the show!
Many of our patrons and members of The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company will have enjoyed the show from The Palladium at the weekend, bringing back happy memories of musicals at The Lamproom - we found this photograph of 'Half a Sixpence' in 2018 which shows how much joy and fun is brought to audiences on a regular basis - with cast members Ryan Howe, Graham Myers, David Cooper, Thomas Parry and Lee Caddick having a great time! Flash, bang, wallop - what a picture!
The draw for the February Lamproom 100 Club has been made , and the winner is Mr Potter of Sandal. The winning number was 15. Congratulations to Mr Potter - enjoy your winnings and thank you for supporting us - we appreciate it!
In 2018 The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company once again brought a 'first' to Barnsley with the hilarious 'Spamalot' from Monty Python. With brilliant, toe-tapping songs, and typically surreal comedy, it certainly made us all look on the bright side of life - and we definitely need something to remind us of that right now! The photograph is of 'The Fish Slapping Dance' - who else but Monty Python?
2016 saw a first for The Lamproom Musical Theatre Company, the first group to perform the fabulous 'Sister Act' in Barnsley. Speaking of 'fabulous', Janine Dyer was exactly that, in the iconic lead role of Deloris - what a voice. She was supported by an excellent cast, who had a ball bringing this fantastic show to The Lamproom stage - pictured are various nuns, along with reporter Paul Pearson. Happy times - we are sure many more will be on the horizon in the near future - watch this space!
We could all benefit from something to make us smile, or even belly-laugh at the moment - and we found just the tonic with this photograph from The Lamproom Musical Theatre's production of '9 to 5' in 2016 - just what are they laughing at? This uplifting photograph is of Wendy Prew, Belinda Lindley and Lisa Kendal, who were clearly having the time of their lives - let's hope we have many more happy memories like this in 2021 and for many years to come - thanks for the memories ladies!
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!!!!!!!