Call out for handy volunteers to join theatre group

Limelight Theatre maintenance group volunteers
Limelight Theatre maintenance group volunteers

�We had a sound system up there and I was working it one night and the (theatre�s) resident sound engineer came to one of our shows,� Mr Fry said.

�He saw what I was doing and asked if I would like to come and have a look at what they had, which interested me because I didn�t know enough about it.

�When I got here, I was thrown in the deep end with the lighting and I�ve learned how to do it and I love it.�

He said the work was creative and not something he would have thought to try.

�It�s not something that�s frightening; it�s something that�s actually rewarding,� he said.

�As soon as I got here (five years ago) I was made to feel welcome. In fact, they gave me my own cup.�

In his diverse role, Mr Fry helps to build sets, paint and was once commissioned to make a washing machine dance across the stage.

The maintenance group, which meets each Wednesday from 9.30am to about 1pm, is in need of volunteers with DIY skills.

�We�ve lost a couple of (men) and we want to build our numbers up. We�re looking for people that might be retired and looking for something to do,� he said.

The Wanneroo Repertory put on four plays and six musicals each year.

�There�s always plenty to do,� he said.

�There�s just a sense of achievement and it�s very much appreciated.�

Volunteer Lorretta Gibbs tried her hand at a minor role on stage before finding a love for helping backstage.

�I�ve been doing that for abut 15 years, working backstage and making props, which is my favourite thing,� she said.

�It�s very interesting for somebody who hasn�t actually done anything in the theatre, just seeing all the stuff that goes on behind, even just seeing all of the lights.�

Those interested in volunteering with the group can call Mr Fry on 0419 838 414 or 9404 6971.