Cwmbran Company to the rescue
In October we were targeted, by a gang of thieves, on our way home from a performance in Hull, Yorkshire. Lighting and electrical equipment that will cost them £6,000 to replace, was taken, from our company vehicle whilst we stopped to stretch their legs near Leeds.
"We were absolutely devastated" says writer, John Woudberg, "They've basically stolen our livelihood. We parked at a retail village, near Leeds, to stretch our legs. The gang of men pulled up beside us. We thought they were workmen, so thought nothing of it. We returned minutes later, to find they'd drilled out the driver's side lock and taken everything of any value."
We are a small not-for-profit company and operate without any revenue funding. We have been touring Britain and abroad, for nearly thirty years, with our own unique brand of drama, raising awareness of domestic violence and its causes and other important social issues - taking professional theatre to schools and community venues and it's important for us to be able to turn non-theatre spaces into a theatre - lighting is a big part of that.
"We'd had an amazing response to our performance of 'Lady In Red'," says actor Claire Moore, "so we were on a real high, coming home. We thought we were going to have to cancel bookings in the run up to Christmas – something we have never done and then Eaton came to the rescue. They kindly offered us the use of a Zero 88 lighting desk and dimmer packs to help us out whilst we try to raise funds to replace what we need. Their help and kindness certainly helps to restore our faith in human kind and has enabled us to perform to over 1000 people who we wouldn’t have been able to reach without their support. I cannot thank them enough!”
"We were really sorry to hear about the robbery" said Jon Hole, Product Manager for Zero 88 “The company do valuable work in communities across the UK using Zero 88 products, we are more than happy to help them out and wish them all the best in their fund-raising efforts.”
Anyone wishing to support our fund-raising efforts to replace equipment can make a donation online: https://www.paypal.me/cctheatre
Eaton Zero 88 are a manufacturer of lighting control equipment for the entertainment industry including stage, live events, television and school theatres. http://zero88.com/