Who We Are
Who owns Sundial Theatre Company?
We’re owned by our members. The theatre group was set up by a group of random volunteers who met in December 2018 on Facebook. We’re mostly people who have done amateur theatre before, but wanted a group closer to home that didn’t require travelling into Cambridge. We’re a friendly group who always welcomes new members – whether acting or backstage.
Where does your money come from?
We are starting with no money at all, so welcome any offers of funding, sponsorship or joint ventures. We apply from time to time to recognised sources of local funding and acknowledge their support on these pages when our applications are successful. All income received by the group is put into our group bank account to finance future productions, socials and fundraising events.
What kind of productions do you do?
We’re only a year old so we’re starting small and building our capacity. At the moment, we are doing a combination of home-grown productions, alongside productions by established playwrights when we can afford it. We also aim to get involved with community activities which have opportunities for theatrical approaches. Our long-term strategy is to build the strength of the group towards staging more ambitious productions. We will always endeavour to put on productions that we think Cambourne audiences will enjoy and we aim to use the spaces available in our town in innovative and interesting ways.
Do you do musicals?
Everyone loves a musical and so do we, but we’re not equipped to stage large scale traditional musicals at the moment. However, we do endeavour to include musical elements to our productions to satisfy the demand for this kind of production.
How can I find out more about the group?
The best way is to come along to one of our Script Nights on the second or third Wednesday of each month. Free to attend, sociable evenings reading scripts in the comfort of someone’s living room. See the Script Nights page for more information.
What ages can join the group?
Although it's primarily an adult group, all ages are welcome. You can find our Child Protection Policy on our Policies page.
How much does it cost to be a member?
Membership is a very reasonable £20 a year (£30 for households with more than one member) payable when you are cast in a production. Currently anyone may attend socials, without membership, but we do ask for donations to help us build. It’s also currently free to be on the mailing list. All membership fees are used to finance the group to create bigger and better productions and none of the committee or management team are paid for the time they put in.
Why is the group called "Sundial Theatre Company" ?
We took inspiration from the sundial logo which is the logo of Cambourne and called it “Sundial Theatre Company” to indicate the spiritual home of the group. We’re very focussed on making this a group for Cambourne people – to take part and enjoy theatrical events.