Inclusive projects such as Caterham’s Prospero Theatre Friday Club are hugely important, to ensure that adults with disabilities have opportunities to participate in society. Caterham Rotary are delighted to be supporting the group for their forthcoming show The Lion King which will be taking place on 14th December.
President Stephanie Barrett recently visited the group and presented Beth Wood Director with a cheque to help fund the December show. Stephanie commented afterwards ” I was so pleased to make the visit and to observe the members in action rehearsing for the upcoming event. I was also delighted to have a small part in the production just for the morning!’
The Friday Club meet at the Arc from 10am-3pm, drama in the morning and art in the afternoon. They work to create quality shows with the participants having full ownership – they devise the plays and create the set and props. The other aim of the group is socialisation, real friendships are formed from a shared purpose and a shared ethos of acceptance and support.
Beth Wood Artistic Director of Prospero Theatre said “we are very grateful to Caterham Rotary for their donation. I love every aspect of my job, but Friday Club is very special. You can arrive on a Friday morning having had the worst of weeks and you will go away singing! All the staff and volunteers say the same; we all feel massively privileged to be part of Friday Club!”
Photo features Friday Club members with Beth Wood director and Steph Barrett President Caterham Rotary Club.