MEMBERS of Selkirk's theatre company have vowed that the show will go on.

Last week the talented cast and crew were forced to cancel two of their six performances of Copacabana due to the snow.

Already struggling to meet rising costs of hosting major productions, the missed shows have hit the stage group hard in the pocket.

But, following a post-production meeting, members of Selkirk Musical Theatre Company have vowed to work harder than ever to stay afloat.

Robin Murray from the group told us: "I won't deny that missing two performances has been a financial disaster for us.

"We decided that people who missed performances could still use their tickets and come and see the show, however there were still too many empty seats and if there is to be a Selkirk Musical Theatre Company in the future, it needs the people of Selkirk and surrounding area to come back and see what great shows we can put on.

"The show was very well received by audiences and we would like to thank all those people who came along and supported us."

As well as months of rehearsals the Selkirk Musical Theatre Company also organise many fundraising events.

The cancellations of Wednesday and Thursday evening's shows will have severely reduced the anticipated income.

And it was only after many of the younger members spent Thursday clearing snow from the Victoria Hall grounds that the final three performances on Friday and Saturday were able to go ahead.

The audiences who did make it along to witness Lauren Gracie and Stuart Marshall lead the talented cast gave the show a standing ovation.

But the lost income from the cancellations will mean additional fundraising ahead of next year's production of Made in Dagenham.

Mr Murray added: "We will be putting on many fundraising events over the coming year to make sure we can keep going.

"Next year's show is based on the true story of a group of women in 1968 who took on the mighty Ford motor company in their struggle to get equal pay for their work.

"The show is full of great musical numbers such as Stand Up and Everybody Out, there's also huge comical inputs from famous historical characters such as Harold Wilson and Barbara Castle."