Dec 2, 2019

‘There’ll be a Welcome in the Holroyd’: Dyffryn Ceiriog Male Voice Choir Raise the Roof on the new Community Theatre

With the external building work now complete, thanks to Weston Rhyn based Jones Brothers, it’s time to raise the curtain and the roof on the Holroyd Community Theatre and how better to set the tone for the performances to come than the acclaimed Dyffryn Ceiriog Male Voice Choir.

The choir will be one of a variety of performances from local groups at ‘Christmas at The Holroyd’ this Saturday, 7th December. As well as pupils from Selattyn Primary School, St Martins Primary School, Moreton Hall and Face2Face Performance Academy, the evening will include guest appearances by Coronation Street stars Ian Bartholomew and Ian Puleston Davies. Christmas sparkle, mulled wine and mince pies and the announcement of the winners of the Holroyd Poetry Competition will be on the programme for the evening.

Produced by acclaimed Theatre Director and Artistic Director of the Holroyd, Loveday Ingram, ‘Christmas at The Holroyd’ will be a first opportunity for the local community to fill the stage and auditorium of their brand new venue. Ahead of the theatre’s formal launch in June 2020, this candle-lit occasion gives a fabulous opportunity to see the completed space before the technical fitting begins.

Coronation Street’s Geoff Metcalfe, aka actor Ian Bartholomew, will take a break from his latest storyline to add showbiz glitz to the occasion. He will be joined by Corrie’s former builder, Owen Armstrong aka Ian Puleston Davies.

For Artistic Director Loveday “The support of local actors Ian Puleson Davies and Ian Bartholomew is a terrific endorsement of everything we are aspiring to achieve at The Holroyd, both for local participants and audiences.

For Ian Bartholomew “This first-class professional space will open doors and provide opportunities for many local people. I am delighted to be part of this first public performance in this stunning new theatre”

For Dyffryn Ceiriog Male Voice Choir Musical Director, Helen Rayner, this promises to be the beginning of a special relationship “The male voice choir are honoured to be taking part in such a special event - it promises to be a wonderful evening of entertainment”

‘Christmas at The Holroyd’ performances are on Saturday, 7th December at 5.00pm and 7.30pm.

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Telephone: 01691 776069

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