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'The Mexico 27': Stage Door Theatre Trust Awarded Heritage Fund Grant To Produce & Perform New Play

Stage Door Theatre Trust In The Liverpool Borough Of Sefton Has Been Awarded A Heritage Fund Grant To Produce & Perform A New Play, 'The Mexico 27', Based

On The Mexico Disaster of 1886.

Emma and Lucy at The Atkinson in the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Sefton (Credit: Stage Door Theatre Trust/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).
Emma and Lucy at The Atkinson in the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Sefton (Credit: Stage Door Theatre Trust/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

Stage Door Theatre Trust has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant to produce and perform new play 'The Mexico 27' based on the 1886 Mexico Disaster, which took place off the coast of Southport in the Borough of Sefton in the Liverpool City Region.


Stage Door Theatre Trust has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant for an exciting new heritage project, called ‘The Mexico 27’ in Sefton Borough.


It has been made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the anniversary of the tragedy of The Mexico Disaster of 1886.


Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The project will enable the trust to lead Drama workshops for young people from the Sefton Borough Area with an interest in Drama to research the tragedy of The Mexico Disaster, an RNLI tragedy that took the lives of 27 Victorian working class men on the Southport coastline in 1886.

'We are confident that the project will educate the community about the tragedy of the Mexico Disaster. The money will also employ local creatives to deliver and produce this wonderful heritage project'. - Emma Vaudrey, Director of the Stage Door Theatre Trust.

The Trust will develop these ideas and research to produce a play, which will be performed in several locations across Sefton. Some of the young people will perform in the play and work alongside professional local actors.


Stage Door Theatre Trust is an organisation that creates Performing Arts and Theatrical projects with young people in the Borough of Sefton and the City of Liverpool. Stage Door provide funded activities such as workshops, classes, performances and recitals for young people across the Liverpool City Region who may not have the means to usually access Performing Arts classes.


Stage Door aims to give young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds in particular, the opportunity to develop their creativity through Performance based Workshops and Theatrical projects.

Emma and Lucy at The Atkinson in the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Sefton (Credit: Stage Door Theatre Trust/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).
Emma and Lucy at The Atkinson in the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Sefton (Credit: Stage Door Theatre Trust/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

Commenting on the awarded grant, Director of the Trust, Emma Vaudrey, said: 'We are thrilled to have received this support. Our huge Thanks go out to National Lottery players who have made this possible.'


Emma, added: 'We are confident that the project will educate the community about the tragedy of the Mexico Disaster. The money will also employ local creatives to deliver and produce this wonderful heritage project'.

'We are thrilled to have received this support.' - Emma Vaudrey, Director of the Stage Door Theatre Trust.

Using money raised by the National Lottery, The National Lottery Heritage Fund strive to inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. Since The National Lottery began in 1994, National Lottery players have raised over £43 Billion for projects and more than 635,000 grants have been awarded across the UK.


You can follow The Heritage Fund on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag 'NationalLotteryHeritageFund' to see what other projects that they have going on.


You can also keep up to date with The Stage Door Theatre Trust across their social media profiles to see what they are up to, including their Instagram and Twitter.

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