The Acorn Theatre Worksop
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YOUNG THEATRE COMPANY KIDS STAR IN A FILM ALONGSIDE JOANNA LUMLEY! 

 60 local youngsters became movie stars in August when they attended Theatre Week at Worksop’s Acorn Theatre - and found themselves sharing the screen with legendary actress Joanna Lumley!

  The Queen Street venue was transformed into a Hollywood film set, with lights, cameras, and even a Green Screen studio to still give the children the excitement of performing - despite current restrictions.

  The Absolutely Fabulous star jumped at the chance to be involved when she was asked, and recorded a special segment of video for the film.

 Joanna told them, “I’m so glad and happy to have been a part of your gorgeous project: I’d love to see the films when they’re ready!”

  At the end of the week, the young stars rolled out the red carpet and enjoyed popcorn as they watched their finished film on a giant screen, before going home and watching the world premier on YouTube with their families. But the Joanna Lumley surprise was kept secret all week and only revealed at the screening to surprised and delighted children and families!

  The team, who also run The Young Theatre Company at The Acorn, had to suspend their weekly Theatre Classes in March. However, they kept in touch with their 220 pupils through free online activities and performing sessions. The pupils even made a wonderful Rainbow Song video that has so far raised nearly £2,000 for Bassetlaw Food Bank.

 However, The Young Theatre Company are delighted to announce that their Theatre Classes have now restarted at The Acorn, and places are being snapped up by eager youngsters. If you’d like to find out more or register for a place, visit the group’s website at www.youngtheatre.com.

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are in the process of cancelling performances at the Acorn. We have taken the decision not to reschedule any performances at this point until we know when we can open again. When we cancel a performance, all customers who bought tickets online will automatically receive an email and refund from Ticketsource, though this may take longer than usual since they have been overwhelmed with cancellations.

We are trying to arrange refunds for customers who bought from box office, though this may take us a little time as many of our volunteers are unable to go to the theatre at present. Please bear with us while we try to sort refunds for you, and we hope to see you all again at the Acorn very soon!

 

The Acorn Theatre is a superb 200-seat town centre venue in the heart of Worksop, offering a wide range of live entertainment for all ages. With a comfortable auditorium, licensed bar and friendly staff, you are sure of a warm welcome and a great time!

Proud to be the foremost presenter of dramatic arts in Worksop, our theatre, opened in 2006, is managed and run by a dedicated team of volunteers. To maintain the high quality of presentation, we need committed individuals to service front of house, backstage and provide all manner of technical support. If you think you fit the bill please get in touch.

 

 

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We are in the process of cancelling performances at the Acorn. We have taken the decision not to reschedule any performances at this point until we know when we can open again. When we cancel a performance, all customers who bought tickets online will automatically receive an email and refund from Ticketsource, though this may take longer than usual since they have been overwhelmed with cancellations.

We are trying to arrange refunds for customers who bought from box office, though this may take us a little time as many of our volunteers are unable to go to the theatre at present. Please bear with us while we try to sort refunds for you, and we hope to see you all again at the Acorn very soon!

(We are now up to date with refunds - if we have not managed to contact you about a refund, please check your bank account to see if you have received one, if not, please send us an email so we can sort this for you. The reason a refund would not have been issued is if we do not have a contact number for you on our ticketing system)