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Stage is set for Falmouth mayor Geoffrey Evans to take over as president of theatre company

By West Briton  |  Posted: April 27, 2014

Veronica Spear, chairwoman of Falmouth Theatre Company; Falmouth mayor Geoffrey Evans, the new president; and Tim Grove, vice-chairman.

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FALMOUTH mayor Geoffrey Evans has become the president of a local amateur dramatic company.

Falmouth Theatre Company (FTC) has put on performances for more than 80 years.

Outgoing president Thelma Bown-Hargreaves has been an active member for 64 years, on and off stage.

Mr Evans accepted the role when Mrs Bown-Hargreaves decided to step down after ten years as president.

She said: "I am sorry to leave this position but it is an honour to hand over the role to Mr Evans. I am so pleased to leave the company in his good hands and will enjoy watching it grow under his care."

The mayor has attended many performances and been a longstanding supporter and friend to the group. A company spokesman said: "FTC send their heartfelt thanks to Mrs Bown-Hargreaves for all her hard work and dedication and wish her well in her retirement."

Mrs Bown-Hargreaves remains a member but is looking forward to taking a less active role.

Following last year's production of Hello Dolly, FTC returns with A Night At The Musicals, at King Charles Hall from May 28 to 31. Marking FTC's 88th year, it will feature tunes from musicals such as Cats, Oklahoma!, Wicked and The Sound Of Music.

The show will also mark the centenary of the First World War with musical favourites such as Goodbye-ee and Land Of Hope And Glory.

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