Thame Players are delighted to announce a new partnership with Lightfoots Solicitors, the award-winning law firm, who will be sponsoring the Players Theatre from this year.
Lightfoots Solicitors has long connections with Thame Players, extending back to Thame Players’ formation in 1945, when the son of founder Edward Lightfoot, Jack Lightfoot, with two other returning PoWs, turned them into a regular performing group. Thame Players have flourished ever since, with a consistently good track record for local entertainment stretching back over 75 years. The Players Theatre, owned and run by Thame Players, is Thame’s only dedicated theatre and cinema facility.
Joe Middleton, Managing Partner of Lightfoots, said, “We are delighted to announce this association with Thame’s only dedicated theatrical and cinema venue. As the theatre is a major contributor to culture and the arts in Thame, we believe this will be a very appropriate extension of our relationship with them. We are pleased to be supporting Thame Players, helping them to carry out refurbishments and technical improvements that will assist the theatre to continue as a popular venue for the next 75 years or more”.
Mike Chester, Chairman of Thame Players, said, “Lightfoots’ financial support will be very welcome as we face ongoing challenges to maintain our 100-year-old building and strive to maintain creative excellence across our extensive range of in-house productions and visiting shows. With Lightfoots’ help, we aim to attract more audiences, achieve greater audience satisfaction, and strengthen the theatre as a 21st century venue. Ensuring the theatre’s long-term survival as a popular and valued cultural resource is in everyone’s interests”.
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