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Play is staged in loo as children find arts centre's hidden 'treasure'
12:20pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
THESE youngsters were among 2,000 people who discovered Didcot’s hidden treasure.
This weekend, the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Station Road celebrated its fifth birthday with a big bash.
On Saturday old friends and newcomers were invited to join in a range of free activities including this treasure hunt, led by actor Matt Wilkinson.
Mr Wilkinson, 22, from Crowmarsh Gifford near Wallingford, said: “The Cornerstone is a good little venue, but a lot of people in and around Didcot don’t know where it is or what it does. That was the point of this re-launch.
“I have seen plays there, watched Phil Jupitus live, and they get a lot of touring theatre companies.
“We got a lot of people signed up to the mailing list and people were buying tickets to shows on the day.”
On the treasure trail, hunters went from room to room in the centre where actors gave them a performance with a clue and a prize.
From 10am to 6pm, there were different events in each room, including an intimate so-called theatre in a loo, craft activities, workshops and other surprises.
The party climaxed in the evening with a cabaret show.
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