It’s back to the 60s for theatre group

Jonathon Payne and Tracey O'Connor in their 1960's costumes

Jonathon Payne and Tracey O'Connor in their 1960's costumes

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PEOPLE are being urged to dig out their flares and platform shoes for a 60s night supporting a theatre group for people with learning disabilities.

A kind-hearted band are going to take to the stage for a performance raising money for the Roaring Mouse Independent Theatre Group.

ROARING TO GO: Members from the Roaring Mouse Theatre Group Jonathon Payne, Wendy Elsley, Kimberly Johnson, Graham Booth, Sharon Sam, Lesa White, Suzie Eltringham. Tracey O'Connor and Charlene Marshall in their 1960's costumes

ROARING TO GO: Members from the Roaring Mouse Theatre Group Jonathon Payne, Wendy Elsley, Kimberly Johnson, Graham Booth, Sharon Sam, Lesa White, Suzie Eltringham. Tracey O'Connor and Charlene Marshall in their 1960's costumes

The Valentines will play a host of huge hits from the decade which threw up artists such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Kinks.

All of the money raised on the night will go towards the Roaring Mouse Group, which is part of the Kindling Film and Theatre Group.

Roaring Mouse is home to a number of talented performing artists, all of who have some form of learning disability.

The group, based in the theatre in Cromwell Street, Hartlepool, are planning their own large production later this year and funds raised from the 60s night will help fund the set, costumes and props.

Linda Malcolm, a director at Roaring Mouse, said: “It’s a fantastic gesture from The Valentines to play two fantastic sets for us.

“We are all so extremely grateful and I think it promises to be an absolutely fantastic night.

“We have a lot of 60s costumes ourselves and the members have been having a good look through planning their costume for the night.

“People don’t have to dress up but if they want to come in 60s costume then that will be great.

“All of the money will go towards our production later this year, it will be a huge help.”

The Roaring Mouse group was set up back in 2002 and the team meet on a regular occasion to write and rehearse future performances.

The 60s show will take place at the Kindling Film and Theatre, in Hartlepool’s Cromwell Street on Friday, July 22 from 7.30pm.

Tickets priced at £6 are available by calling Linda Malcolm on 07745 019723.