BBC TO FILM THEATRE ROYAL MARGATE
The BBC has commissioned a film on Theatre Royal Margate which will form part of a series of documentaries highlighting regional theatres across England. The 30 minute documentary will be filmed over 3 months between March and May and will be screened in the autumn on BBC1.
Work on the documentary, which has a working title of “The Royal”, starts this week, with filming of the show “Feral in Margate” by “Tortoise in a Nutshell” Theatre Company. This show is of special interest to the film’s Director as it is being reworked to reflect the people and places of Margate following a research period in January when the company were in residence here. Local businesses, charities and shops, as well as the iconic Dreamland will all be represented in the show.
Peter Williams – Director of the documentary commented “We are delighted to have the opportunity to make this film for at least two reasons: one, to tell the story of an iconic building with a unique history and two, to bring the good news to a wider audience of the arts-led renaissance of Margate”
The documentary will also include interviews with local people, performers and theatre staff, and will even feature a wedding on stage!
“Feral in Margate” is at the Theatre Royal at 7.30pm on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March. The show runs 50 minutes and there is a post show discussion with the company on Friday night.
Tickets range from £8 to £14 and can be purchased from the Box office on 01843 292795 and online through the website www.theatreroyalmargate.com