For those of you champing at the bit, eager to grab those prime seats then we have good news for you: tickets are now on sale. Some seats are already reserved but then that is one of the perks of being a season ticket holder – your favourite seats reserved for all three plays upfront.
If you would like to be a season ticket holder or simply reserve your tickets for our next play go to our Book Tickets page to read about what we have to offer and how to contact us.
ON PERFORMANCE NIGHTS WE HAVE A PAY AT THE DOOR SYSTEM, YOU CAN ASSIST THE PETUARIA PLAYERS BY –
HAVING THE CORRECT CHANGE – this will help us enormously and speed up the entry process, thank you.
IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR CAN’T MAKE IT ON THE NIGHT you can help us by contacting us at anytime since we often have people on our reserve list awaiting cancellations
You can also find out what our productions are for the new season by visiting our What’s On Page. And if you have missed our recent blog posts about the three plays then make sure you scroll though our front page.
At the moment we are of course busy with rehearsals for Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (female version) which you can read about here. Although we had decided to run this play before his death, it will serve as a tribute to Neil Simon who passed away on 26 August at the age of 91. Apart from the Odd Couple, we have enjoyed performing a number of his scripts, especially the ‘Suite’ plays.
The cast of The Odd Couple (female version) on rehearsal night
For those of you who subscribe to the emails, the mysterious arrival of the above photo last week is now explained – a case of premature finger pressing.
Yes it’s time to tell you that our programme for the year is agreed. We have secured the licences and that means we can relax in the knowledge that our plans can go ahead.
So what is our first play to be, due for performance in October?
Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (female version)
We first performed this 12 years ago and felt that it was time to run it again. Reading it this summer reminded us just how funny this classic comedy is – Neil Simon’s clever lines are full of humour and remain fresh.
Some of you will recognise The Odd Couple as a classic of stage, cinema and TV. A story about two mismatched roommates, it premiered on Broadway in 1965 and was made into a film in 1968 with Jack Lemmon as Felix Ungar and Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison. A popular TV series followed in the 70s starting Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.
Less well known, however, is that Simon wrote an alternative version in 1985 for a female cast. Essentially it is the same storyline where Felix becomes Florence and Oscar becomes Olive and their poker friends become Trivial Pursuits enthusiasts. And the Pidgeon sisters upstairs become the Costazuela brothers. It was a great success when we performed it in 2006 and hope it will be just as successful this time around with a changed cast and set.
Whether you have fond memories of the Odd Couple, missed our production 12 years ago or are new to this play come along and see it and prepare to laugh.
If you’re reading this you probably like watching our performances, and sitting in the audience, being entertained. But how about getting a little more involved?
We have friends of the group who like to come along and give us a hand closer to performance time, or just like being part of a group of theatre lovers. We are looking for new members and extra helpers. Could that be you?
We are a small group but always aim big on stage. Maintaining the effort required to create three productions a year is demanding – so more members and helpers are always welcome.
There are many reasons for getting involved and many ways of doing so with varying degrees of commitment ;
we are always in need of actors (especially men) – maybe there is a role for you- big or small – and we welcome adults of any age!
perhaps you would just like to come along to our Monday night meetings and listen to a play reading and find out more about us
maybe you have skills that we could utilise ;
working with costumes
music / audio & sound effects work
DIY & decoration of sets
hosting & hot drinks on performance nights
stage lighting assistance / video & sound feeds to backstage
we are not just people with a mutual love of drama – we are a socially active group of friends. Being part of a group like ours gets you out of the house, meeting other people, having a laugh – we visit other productions, the cinema, have meals out.
So why not consider how you could help the Petuaria Players continue to entertain local residents and lovers of live theatre?
Call in at the Forum any Monday evening after 7.30pm.
The Forum meeting / rehearsal building is next to the Village Hall and contact details are here.
Wow. Excellent feedback from everyone on our now finished run of It Runs In The Family. It seems that a classic farce just tickles most people’s ribs, certainly from comments received and the laughter in the audience.
The after play party took place on stage late on Saturday night in a buoyant atmosphere – so here are a few photos of the earlier proceedings. However, once the pizzas had arrived and more wine was imbibed, the author of this page lost interest in photos….
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