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Maidstone Changeling Theatre company's summer tour to go ahead after successful gofundme campaign


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A touring theatre company has raised more than £12,000 towards its Kent-wide summer tour in a month.

Maidstone-based Changeling Theatre which celebrates its 20th anniversary tour this year, launched the gofundme campaign last month.

A previous Changeling Theatre production
A previous Changeling Theatre production

Artistic director Rob Forknall announced the news that the campaign had achieved its goal this week saying: "Kent, I'm so proud of you."

He said: "I cannot believe that this has happened. We have got over £12,000.

A Midsummer Night's Dream by Changeling Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream by Changeling Theatre

"Thank you so much to everybody who's donated. Some of them have been incredible donations. It's theatre and we've been so badly hit."

Venues and dates for the tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be announced on the May Bank Holiday Monday.

Auditions for actors for the show have been taking place this week.

Changeling Theatre artistic director Rob Forknall
Changeling Theatre artistic director Rob Forknall

The company is also looking for an apprentice aged between17 and 22 from Kent who wants to join the tour.

To apply, go to changeling-theatre.com

For more stage news across Kent click here.

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