Yes, after a lot of hard work we are almost ready to run Generations Apart with our first night only three days away.
We were pleased on Saturday to get a personal message from the author, Peter Gordon, wishing us well in our run and telling us it is one of his personal favourites. This play will add another to our long list of Peter Gordon’s comedies and plays that we have performed over the years.
This weekend we completed the stage set and the auditorium layout, turning it as usual from an empty hall to a room full of tiered seating with refreshments area. Our tech rehearsal is complete. The sounds and lights are done. A final dress rehearsal on Wednesday will check out the performance on stage – and then we just need you, our audiences. There are some seats left if you hurry.
Over the next few days our new poster will be seen around Brough, Elloughton and the surrounding villages. So it’s time to accelerate the promotion of our latest production which we will be performing at the end of October. Check out our links to learn more about this production or to book your tickets click here.
Our first play is already in rehearsal. Here’s a little bit about it…
GENERATIONS APART by Peter Gordon
October 26th, 27th, 28th 2017
We start our season with a lovely warm-humoured and sentimental comedy from the always popular Peter Gordon.
Having met Anne at the 1969 Isle of Wight music festival, Paul decides to run off with her to a mainland commune, leaving behind his conservative life on the island. However when his family circumstances change, he is forced to rethink his options. Many years later, a chance encounter with Anne’s daughter leads Paul back in to the past. A must for all who remember the heady days of the hippy!
Directed by Richard Bateman
Cast includes: Steve Howland, Tom Fryer, Rachel Miller, Jayne Hewson, Wyn Price, Janet Drewery
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I wonder if our local MP, David Davis, heading up those pesky Brexit talks thinks it's hard work negotiating the best outcome? Well, Mr. Davis, you have it easy, if you want to know about really tough challenges, negotiations, trying to get the best outcome, pleasing all constituents then try joining our Production sub-group as we sit around the table hour after hour trying to find the best-fit selection of plays for our 2017-18 season. Compromise. That's the key word. You can't please all of the people all of the time. That's the key phrase. Emerge with a united front and a clear direction. Just a few tips there.
For those who are eagerly awaiting the announcement of our new season we are getting close. We have a lovely selection of plays to choose from but the challenge as always is to find three that fit into the early, mid and late slots with available cast members.
A decision should be made by the weekend so watch this space for an announcement during next week. I bet David Davis wishes it was all over by next week! He's not alone there.