So since lockdown we have held regular walks, a show-based cake decorating contest, a Zoom dance workshop, a pumpkin carving contest, a lip-synch video contest, a car treasure hunt, and in the planning are a Murder Mystery event and a Christmas Party like no other before!
From the joy and delight of a sell-out show to the dismay and misery that we will not be able to begin rehearsals as planned due to this global pandemic.
Live theatre in every sense is the last thing we can do with a highly contagious virus on the loose.
Dance, singing, physical theatre, rehearsals in crowded, sweaty halls, dressing rooms, wings and chorus numbers - all are impossible and, front-of-house, theatre bars, swarms of people in foyers, packed houses ... all the things we love are forbidden.
We have been meeting both socially and for business in online forums and will continue to keep the company going until solutions emerge - but live theatre is likely to be the last activity to emerge from lockdown so we must be patient.
AMP's production of "Chicago" in the last week of February was a sell out - every performance a packed house!
To maintain this momentum, the company decided to stage "Little Shop of Horrors" in March 2021. Rehearsals and casting should begin in late August.