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Makeover for Tolethorpe changing rooms after £15,000 grant

A drama group has received a grant for updates to the changing room area.

Tolethorpe Youth Drama Group has received £15,661 grant from local construction company Mick George Ltd for significant refurbishment works to the changing room area.


As well as rectifying the leaking roof over the make-up room, the most dramatic change sees the once unisex changing facilities, now segregated into separate male and female areas, all fitted with modern interiors including flooring, carpentry and decoration. Consultation was carried out beforehand.

Caroline Stephenson, director at Stamford Shakespeare Company, said: “The previous set-up meant that we were more restricted on the number of attendees able to use the destination. We’re ever so grateful that this has now been addressed, thanks to the contribution from Mick George Ltd.’’

Tolethorpe Youth Drama Group specialises in providing affordable training and exposure to all aspects of acting, drama and theatre-making, to those aged between eight and 18. It has recently had an uplift in the number of enquiries.

The next milestone for the group is to launch summer workshops which will eventually grow in to open-air theatre performances.

Jon Stump, Joint CEO of Mick George Ltd, said: “It isn’t a sector which we’ve had much dealing with historically, so we’re glad our community fund offering is benefitting a wider audience. We’re always supportive of any initiative to develop youngsters interests.’’

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