We're lucky enough to have the support of some amazing volunteers who help us out with all aspects of our work.
Mike Price comes in once a week and works on a variety of different projects. One day he might be sourcing images for a marketing campaign, the next he might be collating audience surveys. Sometimes he can be found reviewing old show footage, and another time he'll be sorting our scripts for rehearsals. Stephen Abbott reads plays for us. He takes a few home a month, reads and writes feedback, and then comes to our monthly script meeting where we all discuss the plays we've read. Mandy and Gary volunteer with us a few times a year to help out front of house, run a bar and check tickets.
Other volunteers have searched through 40 years worth of archive photos, piecing together the history of the company. They mapped our touring patterns over the past 40 years and digitised old show images for our Shropshire Archive catalogue, which you can view here. They got to wear special gloves and everything; it was a pretty exciting project. A volunteer Jennie came in to help organise our costume department. Now everything is in size and period order; it's made life so much easier for us.
We have a range of props that need sorting/selling so if anyone fancies an hour or two of decluttering and dressing up, drop us a line! You may well see the Pentabus team at a car boot soon enough, so keep an eye open for some interesting bargains (each with a theatrical tale).
We often need assistance for Front of House duties and it means that you get to see our shows whilst having fun with the team.
We're currently looking for volunteers to help with uploading all our archive photos and things onto the website and writing some stuff about each show. Check out our Past Productions section of the website to get an idea of what we need.
Whilst you're here, have a hunt around the website and our current productions, if you spot an opportunity or area of interest, then do get in touch! We're a small friendly team based in Bromfield, Shropshire. We've had volunteers from our local patch and as far away as Japan. Interested? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01584 856564