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27/04/06 Fastway sponsorship enables Drama Company to draw swords

27/04/06 Fastway sponsorship enables Drama Company to draw swords-Body


The Shropshire Drama Company has secured part sponsorship for their forthcoming Shakespeare production at Much Wenlock Festival.

Fastway Couriers, who operate from a central depot in Shrewsbury using exclusively franchised territories throughout Shropshire, have agreed to sponsor the hire of swords in Shropshire Drama Company’s performance of All’s Well That Ends Well.

Ken Allden, co-director of the play, is very pleased with the news and hopes it may be an incentive for other local businesses to consider the opportunity. He said: “Every SDC show is produced to the highest quality and we have a growing list of sponsors who want to be associated with us because of that, as well as because they value the arts and want to support them locally. We want our audiences to enjoy high-quality theatre at a reasonable price but we also want them to feel they have shared in a powerful dramatic experience. To create such an experience requires not only good actors but great costumes, props, stage design, lighting and so forth. The costs of staging impressive, large-scale productions are very high and it is only through the support of valuable sponsors such as Fastway Couriers that we can treat audiences to the feast of theatre we aim to create. The swords we are using have to be as close to original as possible and are therefore expensive to hire. Fastway’s generous support is extremely valuable and we are most grateful for it.”

Lee Davies, regional franchisee for Fastway Couriers (Shropshire), said: “We courier some unusual parcels around the county and the country but I don’t think we’ve carried swords yet! However, sponsorship such as this is a good profile-raising opportunity for Fastway and therefore we are very happy to support Shropshire Drama Company and wish them every success with their production.”

Tickets for All’s Well That Ends Well at Holy Trinity Church Green from 12 to 17 June are priced at £10 (£8 concessions) Monday to Thursday, £12 Friday (no concessions) and £14 Saturday (no concessions) and available through the website at .

Interested parties may contact Ken Allden on 01952 510344 for an informal discussion about potential sponsorship of SDC productions.

Pictured (left to right): Tim Baker (SDC) who plays Lord Dumaine, Lee Davies, regional franchisee, Fastway Couriers (Shropshire) and Steve Illidge, (SDC) who plays Bertram (Count of Rossillion)

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