Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 11 November 2020
TICKETS are now up for grabs for The Concordia Theatre’s virtual streaming of their amateur production of Marlene. The play will feature music by Pam Gems and will go out in early December for theatre-goers to watch from home.
Before the coronavirus pandemic had disrupted the theatre programme, Marlene was originally penned into The Concordia’s list of shows that would be part of the programme this December.
However, as theatres are unable to operate at the moment amidst the current climate surrounding the pandemic, Concordia made the decision to do a first for them and stream the production to ‘fill the gap’ and serve as an alternative to the regular stage-fix shows.
Marlene will be streaming online from Tuesday 8 December until Saturday 12 December 2020.
What is Marlene about?
Marlene is a play with music, aptly-named after Marlene Dietrich, a German-American actress, singer, and ‘war-time icon’.
Whilst the production prominently focuses on Marlene in her twilight years leading up to her last solo performance, it explores the life of the much-loved German-American actress.
The production is packed with much-loved musical favourites from a bygone era.
Marlene is a funny and moving celebration of the woman behind the myth.
The tickets for the streaming are available to purchase online on the Theatre’s official website at www.concordiatheatre.co.uk at just £5 each. Alternatively, ring the box office on 01455 615005 for further guidance.
Concordia’s Publicity Officer comments
Judy Peatfield, Theatre Publicity Officer for The Concordia Theatre, said: “During these uncertain times we have been overwhelmed by the heartfelt messages of support we have received from our patrons and friends.
“All at Concordia would be delighted if you are able to support this theatre fund raising production during these most difficult times and to help us further in ensuring we can continue to bring live entertainment to the lives of our audiences.”
Device compatibility test stream
A test stream has been launched by The Concordia to make sure that their patrons’ devices are compatible with the stream of Marlene on the night of streaming.
In order to give the test stream a try, tickets do not have to have been purchased in order to trial the video.
The test video features the Hinckley Concordia Association logo with a black background, moving film reel, and background music.
To make sure that the test stream works and will load for you on the day if you do choose to go ahead and buy tickets or are considering it, visit www.live.concordiatheatre.co.uk/player.php.