Community spirit gives theatre new life

The community Lauzun theatre group at their production of Black Comedy. Founder and director Martin Smith is in the middle (pictured with beard and tie)

When a theatre in a village bar re-opened after 50 years, Martin Smith, from Lauzun in the Lot-et-Garonne, jumped at the chance to help bring it back to life.

Mr Smith has already put on one production in the theatre, Black Comedy, by Peter Shaffer, and was amazed by the response to the production, with plenty of people keen to be involved and packed-out audiences.
“It has been a real community activity and a great success in the village,” he said.
“We now hope to do ...

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