LimeLight’s world record bid

AN ARBROATH based theatre company is bidding for a place in the record books with their attempt to stage the world’s fastest theatre production.

The LimeLight Theatre Company will find out at 8 p.m. this evening (Friday) which popular show they will have to tackle.

They will then have until just 6 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) to do everything associated with putting on a production before its curtain up at the Webster Memorial Theatre.

This means casting parts, rehearsing, making scenery, sourcing props and costumes, making a programme and also selling tickets, all of which has to be carried out by company members.

The ambitious attempt is being headed by Limelight owner Michael Carlin as well as Chris O’Mara, who will direct the performance and Richard Allan, who will be musical director.

The current record holders of this task are Dundee University who completed the feat in 24 hours eight years ago.

And even though it is a tough challenge, Michael is confident they will get their name in the record books.

He said: “We have got a really good team behind us and anybody that would like to come along can.

“We have had several meetings but really we haven’t been able to plan anything because we don’t even know what show we will be doing until tomorrow morning.

“A lot of people are really supporting us including Radio Tay and we are very grateful.”

The record attempt came about as a way of celebrating the LimeLight Company’s first anniversary.

And to break the record, they must have an audience of at least 350 people to witness their triumph.

Michael added: “We have to do absolutely everything for this and it means selling at least 350 tickets so it is recognised as an attempt.

“Tickets will be on sale in the foyer of the Webster Theatre and we would like as many people as possible to come along.”

The attempt is still open to anyone and everyone in the area, whether you want to perform, partake or peruse as an audience.

The show will be revealed at 8 p.m. tonight and tickets will instantly go on sale from the theatre.

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