Llanfairfechan had been without an 'AmDram' for some twelve years when Kay Davies, with a nudge of encouragement from Councillor Albert Jones, placed a newspaper advertisement in the North Wales Weekly News. The dozen or so people who responded met on October 4th 1973 and the Llanfairfechan Community Players was launched.
After months of searching for a suitable play, rehearsals began in March 1974 for Philip King's 'I'll Get My Man'. By May the production had stalled due to members of the cast withdrawing, but with change of cast, dates and venues the production finally went ahead in November 1974, playing to packed and appreciative houses.
The LLCP have been fortunate in their choice of venue. While the original intention was to perform in the larger Community Centre (hence the 'Community' in the name) they quickly settled for an Arts & Crafts building designed by Herbert North in 1912 - 'The Church Institute'. It was with some dismay that LLCP heard some years ago that 'The Church Institute' was up for sale but after frantic negotiations, appointment of new trustees and management committee and a new name, 'The Institute', our stage was rescued and although we now have to make way for other users and we have had to increase our contributions to the running costs, the management has been very understanding of our needs.
The LLCP today still seems to be thriving, with new members, both on stage and off, joining and audiences continuing to come and support our productions.
by Jimmie Chinn.
A play of suspense
The Institute, Park Road, Llanfairfechan, Conwy
Nov 17, 18, & 19, 2011 @ 7.30pm
Tickets available on the door £5.50 or £4.50 with concessions.
This amateur production is performed in agreement with Samuel French Ltd