As we count down to the first show of Autumn, each week we’re asking the Spot On team which shows they’re most looking forward to this season – and getting to know who they are and what they do a bit better! This week we hear from Spot On Programmer, Lyndsey Wilson.
1. Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Lyndsey Wilson, Spot On Programmer. I’m responsible for finding the artists, curating an interesting menu of events for Lancashire venues to choose from and then piecing a season together that works geographically as well as financially for venues, artists and audiences. It’s me who makes sure the season brochures have the right content and hit your doorsteps at the right time. I also manage the website and support all of the venue promoters in advertising and hosting their events… Just to add to my repertoire, I’m also a venue promoter in my spare time too!
2. Which show are you most looking forward to and why?
I’m really looking forward to The Haunted Man by Kindred Theatre, in particular, the event hosted by our newest venue – The Isaac Dixon Boathouse at Fairhaven Lake in Lytham. It just feels really exciting to be hosting an event inside a boathouse. We’ll all be dressing up warm as we predict stormy weather by the sea in October but the fantastic team of volunteers are already talking about serving mulled wine and roast chestnuts. It couldn’t get more festive if it tried!
I’m also really happy to be bringing the show to Lancashire as we were planning on having it a few seasons back and because of funding they couldn’t make it happen. When you’ve been hearing about all of the brilliant things the company have been doing to enhance their learning about some of the topics in the show and you see the lengths they’ve gone to to raise funds to support their work you feel really proud when the final event comes round.
3. If somebody has never been to a rural touring show before why should they take a chance?
I’ve been working for Spot On for over 8 years now and it still amazes me the quality of the work we bring, the calibre and variety of artists who visit these incredibly remote spaces and perform to small audiences. Those audiences are so privileged to see those performers up close – it’s like being part of a secret club. Once you’ve seen a professional show in a village hall for the first time you’ll wonder why (and how) you didn’t get involved earlier.
The Haunted Man tours to Lancashire the 19th – 21st of October,
to find out when, where and how much click here.