A PERFORMER arts group is putting on a show-stopping theatre performance in what could be there last performance.

CODYS Productions, a theatre group that covers Warrington but perform in Runcorn, has been severely impacted by Covid-19 and the current cost of living crisis.

This means that their upcoming production of ‘Footloose’ could be bittersweet, as the potential lies for this to be CODYS’ last ever show.

The play is a theatre adaptation of the 1980s classic starring Kevin Bacon, and will be running from September 7 to September 9 at the Brindley theatre.

CODYS has been running for nearly 30 years and led to several performers from the area going on to work professionally within the industry.

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Alumni includes Laura Harrison, who performs in Wicked on the West End, Phoebe Williams who has appeared in Les Miserables, and Joe Maxwell who has gone on to appear in Coronation Street.

As well as this, ex members have also featured in Evita!, Jersey Boys, Book of Mormon, and The Rocky Horror Show.

Despite this, the aforementioned effects of both Covid-19 and the cost-of-living crisis leave CODYS having needed to close their rehearsal space and facing a decline in membership and finances.

Nick Cupit, 52, the Chairman of CODYS, spoke of how “CODYS are determined to rise to the challenge and continue its legacy of producing first-class shows after almost 30 years.

“The management committee and members, however, are facing the stark reality that this could well be their final performance without support from the general public.

“Despite everything, one thing is for certain, CODYS to keep cutting loose and performing on that stage. All we need is a little support.”

Anyone able to help out CODYS financially or looking to join the group is encouraged to reach out to the codys.productions@gmail.com.

Tickets are available now for ‘Footloose’ at www.thebrindley.org.uk, with special deals on tickets expected in the coming months.