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MAYA HAS THE WOW FACTOR

News that Maya Hawke, who starred as the feisty Jo March in the recent BBC TV version of Louisa Alcott’s Little Women, is backing the Lytham open air theatre season has met with a warm response. Chapterhouse Theatre Company open the Lytham season on Sunday 17 June with Laura Turner’s stage adaptation of the novel. Director Richard Main feels that the endorsement is a heartening boost to his cast currently in rehearsal at their Lincoln base. “We are delighted to have received the support and good wishes of Maya Hawke from the BBC One adaptation of Little Women”, he said. Maya, 19, a model for Vogue and daughter of Hollywood “royalty” Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, responded from her New Yo

MUSIC BRINGS DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR PLAYGOERS

Two groups of local musicians will provide double delight for playgoers attending the first two open air shows of the season at Lytham Hall. The Guardian Concert Band, under the baton of Paul Cooper, will be in action at the opening play of the season, Little Women, on Sunday June 17 when they will play for 40 minutes before the show and for 20 minutes at the interval. The Lytham Community Choir, conducted by Graham Warrington, will then entertain before the stage performance when Illyria present The Merchant of Venice on Sunday July 8. Julian Wilde, organiser of the five play outdoor season which has the Express as one of its Patrons, feels that the music will complement the on-stage action

NEW PATRONS BACK OPEN AIR THEATRE

Lytham Hall’s open air theatre programme has the support of three new Patrons from the business community for the 2018 summer season. The Estuary eatery in Lytham’s Clifton Street, AKS School and the Rotary Club of Lytham are all giving their support to the expanded programme of plays at the Hall which opens with Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production of Little Women on Sunday 17 June. From a base of just five Patrons and three plays in 2010 the total of Patrons has risen to 24, with five plays being staged this summer. Theatre organiser Julian Wilde feels that this is a reflection of the enthusiasm of many people across the Fylde to back top quality stage performances in an attractive

Maya supports outdoor theatre

Maya Hawke, the daughter of top Hollywood film stars Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, is this year’s celebrity patron of the open air theatre at Lytham Hall. Maya, 19, starred as the feisty Jo March in the acclaimed BBC TV adaptation of Louisa Alcott’s novel Little Women screened last Christmas, winning widespread praise from the critics for her performance. This prompted outdoor theatre organiser Julian Wilde to contact her, asking her for support for the series of five open plays at Lytham Hall which begins with Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production of Little Women on Sunday 17 June. “I received an immediatereply, thanks to the power of social media, “ said Julian “ and it is a delight to

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