Teamwork key to the Sorcery

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Teamwork is the name of the game says one young actress who will be at Lytham Hall for the final outdoor play of the summer on Sunday.

Katherine Lunney, right, on the left, will star in Illyria’s production of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, doubling up as all-knowing housekeeper Mrs. Potts and quirky Bobbadobba.

Katherine said teamwork has been key to the succes of Illyria’s 2015 summer tour.

“With the demands of this show being so great I’m pleased Illyria put together such a cohesive team.

“The six of us get along brilliantly offstage and they’re a joy to perform alongside on stage.”

Katherine feels her role, in a production inventively devised by Illyria’s artistic director Oliver Gray, is among the most rewarding of her career.

“I am in love with Mrs Potts. To all appearances she is dappy and adds comedy to the show.

“However, she is a complex, strong and shrewd woman whom I’ve enjoyed creating, as this is the first time Illyria’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice has ever been performed.”

Illyria come to Lytham Hall near the end of a tour which has taken them to 75 different open air venues for 87 performances in 133 days across Britain and Holland since May.

“This is Illyria’s biggest set, so we’ve all built up strength and muscle setting it all up!

“The show involves around 200 litres of water – it’s impressive – and therefore we all get very wet during the show.

“So far this summer we’ve been fortunate to have only a handful of shows where the audience have gotten wet too. Fingers crossed our luck holds out for Lytham.”

Tickets £13, concs £10, child £6.50. Further details at www.illyria.uk.com and at www.lythamhall.co.uk or by phone 01 253 736652

Julian Wilde