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£29,000 grant for Beverley theatre group

A Beverley-based all-female theatre company has won Arts Council backing to take a show about a pioneering all-girl pop group from Hull on a nationwide tour.

The show, about 1960’s band Mandy and The Girlfriends, was premiered at Beverley’s East Riding Theatre last year. Annie Kirkman of She Productions explained they’d received a grant of £29,000 from the Artas Council and wider excited to be given the chance to take it to a wider audience.

She Productions is the company in residence at East Riding Theatre and has gone from strength to strength over the past three years, writing and performing nine of its own shows. This week, the latest home-grown production, a musical called Beverley Does Broadway: The Rebound, opened at ERT and runs until June 23rd.