A THEATRE company has used the profits from its shows to hand over a large cash sum for the upkeep of the building they rehearse and perform in.

Last November Helston Theatre Company staged Movies To Musicals, a sold-out song and dance show in aid of the Epworth Centre in Helston where they rehearse and perform the majority of their productions.

The company are delighted to announce that the profit from the show added to the collections that were made after each performance; the money they had collected at Aladdin in 2020 and the dress rehearsals for Tell Me On A Sunday in 2021 they have been able to hand over the amazing sum of £4,500 to the Epworth Centre.

The money will be put towards the costs of the hall's ongoing refurbishment.

Plans are in place to transform the hall into a community based building that will then be able to serve all of the town.

The former Methodist chapel hall reopened in November.

The next Helston Theatre Company production will be the comedy pantomime Robin Hood which will be staged at the Epworth Hall from 26th – 30th January.

The title role of Robin is played by John England and he recently handed over a bag of “gold coins” to Sarah Reed, the Manager of The Epworth Centre which will be put towards the ongoing improvements in the building including new toilets.

The Epworth Centre offers a variety of spaces for community use ranging from the large Epworth Hall, which Helston Theatre Company use as a theatre, to smaller rooms on the ground floor – “in the Community, for the community” Anyone who is interested in hiring a room at The Epworth Centre can contact Sarah Reed for more information at epworthhallmissioner@gmail.com