The first production by Parodos Theatre Company has secured sponsorship from one of the Isle of Man’s newest financial services.
Ravenscroft, which expanded into the island in 2020, is the principal sponsor of Much Ado About Nothing, which will be staged at the King’s Court Theatre between 7 and 9 April 2022.
The production, which will be directed by David Dawson and features a number of well-known local talent including Peter Wicks as Benedick, Lisa Smith (nee Creighton) as Beatrice and Lorcan O’Mahony as Claudio, is selling well.
‘It is fantastic to have Ravenscroft on board to support our production of Much Ado About Nothing. There is a wealth of talent in the acting community on the Island and a clear desire among audiences to enjoy plays, specifically Shakespeare which has been absent from the Island for some time. Whilst demand exists, the costs associated with staging such performances mean it is only possible with the generous support of the local community,’ said Charlie Williams of Parodos Theatre Company.
‘Ravenscroft’s support ensures that we can produce high calibre performances for Manx audiences, supporting local actors, technicians and suppliers. They are a brilliant team to work with.’
Ravenscroft, which also has offices in Guernsey, Jersey and the UK, has £8.2 billion of assets under management and as a group offers discretionary investment management, advisory, execution only, cash management and corporate finance. They have already committed to a number of sponsorships in the Isle of Man including cricket, rugby and Manx Breast Cancer Support Group.
‘Ravenscroft is excited to be working with Charlie, Alex and the whole cast and crew at Parodos Theatre Company. Ravenscroft has always been active in supporting local community initiatives and events across the jurisdictions we work in. The effect of the pandemic on the arts in particular was severe and so we are delighted that we can provide this support and are looking forward to the production,’ said Will Corrin, director of Ravenscroft in the Isle of Man.
We are super excited to announce that our 2022 production of Much Ado About Nothing is being generously supported by Ravenscroft Group.
Ravenscroft is an independently owned investment services group with offices in Guernsey, Jersey, the UK and the Isle of Man. Their aim is to understand the individual investment needs of each client and ensure that those needs are met.
They offer a range of services to help clients achieve their investment objectives; whether looking to trade directly, discuss investment opportunities, save over a longer period, invest in precious metals or achieve higher returns on cash. Ravenscroft is a member of both the London Stock Exchange and The International Stock Exchange.
We are thrilled to have one of the Island’s leading investment firms supporting us and it is great to receive such from a business keen to support the Manx community. To find out more about Ravenscroft check out their website at https://www.ravenscroftgroup.com/
A BA graduate from the University of Chester, David has trained with and worked under West End and National Theatre Directors for over a decade. Well known on the Island for his performances in both musicals and plays, most recently winning two NODA awards for his portrayal of Gomez Addams in Centre Stage Productions ‘The Addams Family’.
David has also directed many productions on Island including Shrek the Musical with the Douglas Choral Union, Blood Brothers, The Wizard of Oz (Panto) and The Little Mermaid Jr with Three Legs Production to name a few. Each year David also is a director for National Theatre Connections, working with the London Southbank theatre to create performances aimed at those aged 13 to 19.
David manages the King’s Court Theatre at King Williams College where we are set to perform Much Ado About Nothing.
Happy Sunday! We hope everyone is enjoying the Super Manx Bank Holiday Weekend!
This week we introduce you to co-Founder Charlie Williams. Like Alex, Charlie has always had a passion for the theatre. He has been acting since childhood and has been involved in a number of recent theatre performances including Parker & Snell Company‘s productions of the Mousetrap and the Importance of Being Earnest.
He is currently in rehearsals for Centre Stage Productions Annie!
Charlie will be appearing in our April 2022 production of Much Ado About Nothing!
Over the next couple of weeks, we thought we would start introducing you to some of the people behind Parodos Theatre Company, kicking off with Co-Founder Alex Armstrong.
When not representing clients in Court, or kayaking around the Island with Scouts, Alex can regularly be found backstage at the Gaiety. He has been involved in numerous productions on and off the Island for the past 10 years as a crew member and technician through to Stage, and Production Manager.
Alex was most recently Stage Manager for Hello Little People’s The Twits! and will shortly be acting as Stage Manager for The Greatest Variety Show- An audience with Alexandra Slater and Friends.
Alex will act as Producer and Production Stage Manager for our April 2022 production of Much Ado About Nothing!