A long-running musical theatre volunteer is turning his hand to the same job his mother did a generation before.
Michael Moore joined Southey Musical Theatre Company 50 years ago and, in that time, has taken on the numerous roles of chorus member, principal actor, director, vice-chairman, and front of house manager.
And now, Michael is preparing to tackle the role of costume designer for the company’s latest production - the job his own mother did for many years.
“I’ve been fortunate to take on a variety of jobs in my 50 years,” said Michael, who was the first ever recipient of the ‘Spirit of Southey’ award, which was presented to him last year.
“My mother Mary was the wardrobe mistress for many years and I remember how much pleasure she got from it.
“I remember the house being full to the brim with costumes and jewellery and hats and now I find my own home like that.
“I learned a lot from her and so, when I got the phone call to ask if I’d like to try my hand at costume design, I couldn’t say no.
“I know my mother would be very proud of what I’ve accomplished.”
Southey Musical Theatre Company will unveil its brand new musical comedy, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,’ next month, based on the 1980’s Hollywood blockbuster starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin. The musical tells the story of two conmen who fight for the fortune and affections of an American soap heiress in the con of their lives.
Call 0114 3272983 or visit Sheffield Theatres Box Office for tickets for the show, which opens on May 10.