Story by Louisa Bruce | Photos by SAGE Greenfingers and Kim
Mikron Theatre, a nationally renowned company founded in 1972, came back to perform for SAGE Greenfingers and friends for the fifth year running. Due to heavy rain on Wednesday 17th May we had a last minute change of venue from Grimesthorpe Allotments to St James’ Church on Scott Road.
‘In at the Deep End’ by local playwright Laurence Peacock was a huge draw. Over 120 people attended, coming from all walks of life, including many people who use SAGE’s services regularly.
The play was a great success, using drama and song to explain the history of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, weaving in an emotional story about the turmoil of a family volunteering at their local lifeboat station. There was much hilarity but also pathos, bringing the audience close to tears when father and son were finally reconciled.
SAGE raised much needed funds at the event, helping us to continue running our therapeutic gardening groups, singing sessions and ‘Step out to gardening’ course.
If you want to take part in our services or just to find out more, ring Louisa on 0114 273 7718 or come along to our Open Day at SAGE’s site on Grimesthorpe Allotments on Thursday 10th August.