Wednesday night was our Dress Rehearsal for Ayckbourn’s RolePlay. It was a good night that in itself deserved an audience – well, we shall see what tonight brings. It’s first night and the nerves will be tingling, the heart rate up and the adrenaline pumped. We are all looking forward to our short run.
The stage is set and ready to go
Backstage a scene of organised chaos
Rob (L) appearing relaxed on sound & lights & Dave Hackett (R) sets up for rehearsal photos (which, as usual will be available on here after the run)
Our Producer,Jayne, after Dress rehearsal seems happy with her work – now its all down to the cast and backstage to deliver.
Exciting times. Fun times. Scary times. Yes our first night is just over a week away and things are getting busy. What’s been happening in recent weeks?
Tony Barker (an ex-member by the way) came along from Billboard TV / Estuary TV to interview our Director and record some short clips from play rehearsals. If you want to watch this CLICK HERE TO OPEN VIDEO IN YOUTUBE .
Then we had our banner and posters vandalised on Christmas Eve in a spirit of not-so-good will. That meant recreating and installing another – at a cost. We tried to put a brave and amusing face on the exercise by posting our new heavy protection 24hr ‘security team’ on our Facebook page.
Since then it’s been a case of dealing with bouts of flu, getting down to detailed rehearsal fine-tuning, preparing the programme artwork, creating the sound effects and cues programming, and planning the setbuilding.
Talking of set building and preparing the Village Hall that will take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning and if you feel the urge to come along and help in whatever capacity please feel free to do so,
But the most important thing is to make sure you come along to see our efforts and the performances on 25th, 26th, 27th January.
Happy New Year to all and thanks for your support during 2017. For early 2018 we have two more productions for you before our summer break. In just three weeks time we have RolePlay, a wonderful comedy by Alan Ayckbourn and then at the end of April we have It Runs In The Family, a manic farce by Ray Cooney. Full details and ticket information are here on the website.
Are you looking for stocking fillers? How about tickets to see RolePlay in January? A bargain at just £7 each it could be the very gift that brings the biggest smile to the faces of your loved ones or friends….. Well, perhaps a slight exaggeration, but it is a good time to be getting tickets and guaranteeing the best seats and choice of performance night. And if you do, then why not wrap them up for Xmas morning as that little extra treat.
Go to our booking page and request tickets either online or by phone. Just click here to go to the booking page, or here to find out more about this play.
And here is the first reveal of our new poster, hopefully, going up this week.