Tomorrow night is our Dress Rehearsal for Absurd Person Singular. But did you know we first performed this play back in 1999? This play was a favourite of Bernard Reuben, a long serving member of the group who died almost a year ago. We selected this play as a tribute to him and some of our actors are resuming their original roles with Rob Newton and Jayne Hewson as the Jacksons and Gill Collins as Jane Hopcroft. Steve Howland takes Bernard’s original part of Sidney and the Brewster-Wrights are this time performed by Janet Drewery and Wyn Price. Richard Bateman, as in 1999, is producing and directing.
Elloughton / Brough Village Hall looked very empty this morning at 10am. How different it will look by Sunday afternoon! A few of us started the demanding three day process of building the set for Absurd Person Singular. It’s a demanding process, not least for this play as we will reveal later. By Sunday afternoon the main hall will have the tiers built, the seats in place, the entrance and refreshments area ready, the sound system in place, lighting set, the stage set fully built and all the backstage props and costume areas ready. Demanding stuff!
Teasing out the play detail, that’s what’s we are doing here. This is our busy period as we enter our last week of rehearsals in The Forum (our rehearsal room). And then we have an intense set building weekend over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Some of our members have once again pledged to take part in the Moonwalk in support of Breast Cancer charities. Gill, Nic, Rachel, Wendy and Kate will be stepping out in London through the night of 16th May.
This all came about after our awareness was raised during the production of Cheshire Cats in 2012 and our members decided to emulate the Cheshire Cats Moonwalking aspirations in 2013.
Now in 2015 they are off again raising money for charity and you can support them – click here to go to our charity fundraising page if you would like to donate.