What do we want to do?
The aim of Pleasure Dome Theatre is to bring exceptional open-air entertainment to both the community and holiday makers of Exmoor. We are an artistic collective who aim to utilise the dramatic and beautiful scenery of The Valley of The Rocks near Lynton, making Exmoor a cultural destination as well as a tourist hub. We will provide outreach programmes and will offer local opportunities to work within a professional company to aspiring youngsters and enthusiastic older members of the locale alike. This is the first time that Lynton Council has given permission for a production of this nature to be performed at The Valley of The Rocks.
For our first production this summer 2016 we aim to use 7 actors multi-rolling to tell the story of Shakespeare's Macbeth, the themes of which, specifically ambition and greed, have never been more timely. The production will run from the 2nd of August until the 20th at 7:30pm with no shows on Mondays and Sunday matinees at 3:00 with concessionary rates.
Why is this different to any other production?
The Valley of the Rock is an otherworldly location, a place where the sea meets the sky, a place where imagination meets reality, and I can think of nowhere more fitting to perform in. This inaugural run of Macbeth on the year of Shakespeare's 400th birthday will hopefully mark the beginning of a seasonal programme of outdoor entertainment consisting of classical theatre, opera and modern productions inspired by our surroundings.
Have a look at our ideas for the future here: www.pleasuredometheatrecompany.com
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This activity is essential to the cultural development of the area. In Cornwall they are proud of the Minack, and companies like Kneehigh, Frantic, Rogue and Miracle enjoy international reputation and acclaim. I think our history is just as exciting, our community just as talented and able, and our landscape certainly as breath-taking, if not more so, as to compete and transform Exmoor into the ultimate stay-cation destination. Not only will we be able to provide the best outdoor pursuits, cuisine and accommodation, but we will crown it with world-class entertainment.
What do we want from you?
Your support, financial and otherwise is invaluable to our company in it's fledgling state and we will offer worthwhile rewards to everyone who generously donates their money and assistance.
What will the money be spent on?
We want to pay our actors and creative team properly for their time and skills. Money will also be spent on renting lighting, weapons, costumes and props. Other neccessary expenditure includes hire of rehearsal venues and accomodation whilst down in the West Country. We want to cover production costs for a comprehensive marketing strategy including features in local newspapers, flyers and posters.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I cannot wait to share all our hard work with you down in Exmoor.