A petition has been launched to save The Cryer in Carshalton following the announcement that Sutton Theatres Trust has gone into administration placing the future of the The Secombe and The Cryer theatres in jeopardy.

To add your name to the petition go to PETITION

Dick Bower the current chair of Arts Network Sutton said

“Sutton has for a great many years enjoyed a vigorous, talented, abundant and popular community drama and musical theatre scene, until recently benefiting from two good theatre venues. Now, it looks as though we may lose both of the theatres, in which, together with their public hall pre-cursors, thousands of local actors have performed to audiences of possibly hundreds of thousands since the beginning of the 20th century. For well over a hundred years a great many people have been introduced to the joys and challenges of the theatre and the public has been entertained and educated. If the London Borough of Sutton is not to lose its unsurpassed theatrical heritage and excellence for ever, it is vital that we save at least the Charles Cryer Theatre in Carshalton for use by local theatre groups of adults and young people, plus appropriate professional performances,”

The petition will be presented to Council Leader Ruth Dombey.

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The picture is reproduced with thanks to the Croft Youth Drama Group and shows
Croft Youth Drama Group (Romeo and Juliet, set in 1964 – Mods and Rockers) at the Cryer, 2nd- 3rd July 2016.