Rotary Club Whanganui - for donating $1000 to the Bason Botanic Gardens for use on the Shakespeare. (Will be kept for the postponed Merry Wives in 2023)
Small Talks Whanganui (Empire PR and Bayleys) - for holding a Small Talks event, the proceeds from which went to supporting Merry Wives of Windsor. (Will be kept for the postponed Merry Wives in 2023).
Lions Club - for financial donation
Shout out to Ali Arc Industries, Whanganui. For the second production in a row, they have given us a container to use (as in for FREE). This container is HUGELY useful for storing our props and costumes during the dress rehearsals and performances; and for set building materials and staying dry about 2 weeks beforehand. As the Gardens doesn't have any other suitable building in the vicinity it is VITAL! THANK YOU!!! (And hopefully will still be available in 2023!)
Alf Downes Ltd of Marton - for generator plus Alan Donaldson (who runs it)
Christine Sutcliffe, Jackie Aston - wonderful support through the 2022 attempt
Kristy Palleson for painting
Volunteers for ticketing, ushering and parking
La Fiesta - for promotional activities!
Pak n Save for funding the cast and crew BBQ!
Huge thanks to Terry Dowdeswell for being so supportive, working so hard and taking the chance. Also huge thanks to the cast and crew for their hard work, time and creative ideas, and to their families, for their support/transport/encouragement.
Thanks to the RCP, the Whanganui Chronicle and the Midweek for their coverage.
Brian Kenny & Chris Chamberlain - for lights and sound for Macbeth and again for Merchant
Amdram Wardrobe for costumes, patience and discounts.
The Bason Botanic Gardens Committee
David Craig for Set Design and Geoff Craig for assistance with the scaffolding for Tempest and Merchant
Lyn Lyne for her guidance and knowledge of Amdram's Props.
Ian and Yvonne Jones for making props for Tempest and Merchant
Ingrid Culliford for Musical Direction for Tempest and Merchant.
Murray's Emporium, Barrack Street, Whanganui - for essential set dressing material for Tempest and Merchant
Men's Shed for making a set that will be re-usable for future productions
Paloma Gardens for donation of bamboo for making the set for The Tempest
Producers: Kathy Cunningham (Empire - public relations & events) (Tempest); Elise Goodge (Merchant)