Meet the light brigade

PUBLISHED: 08:46 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:57 11 May 2010

AN AMATEUR drama group is reaching new heights thanks to the help of some local charities. Corvus Amateur Drama Society (CADS) has purchased a tallescope, which is a special ladder used for accessing lighting. Funding for the equipment came from the Brian

AN AMATEUR drama group is reaching new heights thanks to the help of some local charities.

Corvus Amateur Drama Society (CADS) has purchased a tallescope, which is a special ladder used for accessing lighting.

Funding for the equipment came from the Brian Leslie Racher 2004 Charitable Trust, Royston Rotary Club, Royston Lions Club and Royston Round Table.

Members of CADS have also been on a certified training course to teach them how to use the machine correctly.

James Baxter, a sixth form student at The Meridian School, took part in the training course.

He said: "This is an excellent acquisition for CADS and will be fantastic in Meridian when we do our own shows.

"I could really have done with one when I did the lighting for Little Shop of Horrors. I'm really pleased that so many people will be able to benefit from it."

The tallescope will be available to Meridian and Greneway schools, while CADS is willing for other community groups to borrow the equipment under the supervision of one of their trained members.

Anyone wishing to borrow it should contact CADS chairman Joe Daintrey on 01763 242906.

Tickets for the Royston pantomime are still on sale. Puss in Boots will be performed at Greneway School on January 23, 24, 30, and 31, at 7,30pm, with matinees at 2pm each Saturday.

Tickets are £7 for adults and £5 for concessions. Call 01763 242906 for further details.

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