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 The Show Must Go On
 STORY BROOKE JACOBSON PHOTO BRUCE REDMAN andgate Theatre is doing the Time Warp Again
as it fundraises before relaunching in 2022.
The group is currently without a space to perform and will be holding a Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed trivia night to raise much- needed funds.
Sandgate Theatre treasurer Sylvia Gale said the COVID-19 pandemic had hit the arts community particularly hard.
“The theatre group was established in 1958 and for a long time they performed at the Town Hall,” she said.
“Then we had to move from there to the Sandgate Hawks, but unfortunately the costs there have gone up and we had to make the difficult decision to go into hibernation.
“With COVID, it’s been very hard to have productions and with no income coming in, it’s been difficult.”
The trivia night fundraiser will be at the Sandgate Bowls Club and will have prizes for trivia winners, as well as for the best decorated table.
“There will be raffles, as well as a band and other live acts,” Sylvia said.
Sylvia, Peter, Christopher and Paul are getting ready to do the Time Warp Again.
“We really encourage people to dress up and come along and have some fun.”
Sylvia said the group hoped the fundraiser would inspire other members of the 4017 community to join the theatre troupe.
“There’s a need for new blood in the group, and we hope this will really revitalise things,” she said.
“The bowls club has been very supportive and we’re very thankful to them for hosting the trivia night.
“The benefit of the arts to the community is enormous. We’ve all been back at sporting events, so now we’d like to get everyone back to the theatre as well.”
The theatre troupe plans to start rehearsing a new production next year, as well as another possible fundraiser.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $15 each or $90 for a table of six. To book, phone 0403 886 458 or go to BUWKD
Sandgate Theatre
Rocky Horror Picture Show fundraiser Saturday, 4 December, 7pm Sandgate Bowls Club
Keogh Street, Sandgate

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