MEMBERS of the public will be taking centre stage at the RSC this weekend.
The Swan Theatre will host an open mic event – featuring local singers, musicians, actors, poets and storytellers performing in ten minute slots – on Sunday October 7, between 11am and 4pm. Open mic slots will be available on the door.
Acts taking part include Shottery Community Choir; The Bear Pit Theatre; Stratford poet Robin Stubbs; Wellesbourne poet Maureen Taylor, and Stratford singer Charlie Morton.
The one off event is part of the national programme of Fun Palaces events, a campaign promoting culture in the community, with an annual weekend of action created by, for and with local people.
Fun Palaces was the idea of theatre maker Joan Littlewood, and although not realised in her lifetime, the movement has grown from her vision. A new play about her life, Miss Littlewood, premiered in the Swan Theatre, in the summer.
Free tickets for the open mic event are available on a first come first served basis and can be booked via www.rsc.org.uk/events/fun-palaces, by calling 01789 403493, or in person at RST box office.