During a summer when Covid regulations stopped most Performing Arts Companies from doing shows BSPA led the way to present the Irish Premiere of ” Matilda Jr’
Demand for places from young people who were missing the chance to perform was such that we had two casts, Team Trunchbull and Team Wormwood each performing three shows. With Theatres still closed to the general public BSPA though outside the box and decided to convert “The Lid” at Crawfordsburn Scout Centre into a socially distanced Theatre.
The BSPA team created a stage, brought in lighting, sound and applied for necessary Entertainment licences and risk assessments to transform this space into an outdoor theatre. With safetly to the fore all seats were socially distanced but this provided our children and our sold out audiences with an incredible experience. An achievement to be proud of during days when the Arts Industry were suffering. Theatre is back ( at least at BSPA)