AN ARBROATH theatre company has regained the Guinness World Record for the fastest theatrical production.
At 9.30 on Friday the LimeLight Company were given ‘Summer Holiday’ to perform, which was drawn at random, They then had less than 22 hours to rehearse, gather costumes, build the set, sell the tickets and then perform to a bumper crowd at the Webster Memorial Theatre.
The company already pulled off the feat when last year they staged ‘Guys and Dolls’ in less than 24 hours.
But just 30 days later the record was broken by an Essex youth theatre group which performed ‘Our House: The Musical’ in 22 hours.
The local group had vowed to take back the Guinness World Record, setting themselves a target of completing the preparations and performance of the show in 20 hours and 30 minutes which they achieved.
Speaking before the attempt, Chris O’Mara, co-owner of The LimeLight Company, said: “This is no mean feat. Last year’s task was difficult enough, but with every record broken the time gets harder and harder, and there is far less room for error.
“We were all devastated last year when we found out the record had been taken from us in such a short space of time, but we are all determined to make sure we regain the title.”
They now have to wait a few weeks for official confirmation of the record -breaking feat from Guinness.