Last night saw our final rehearsal in the confines of The Forum before we transition the play to the stage. Today, Friday, we began our long weekend of set-building, one which requires yet more time sacrifices from the members and helped, thankfully, by our other practical helpers that Richard always manages to round up from the pub.
This is hard but exciting work as we create the actual set that until now has only been a vision in our minds and represented by blocks and pieces of tape on the floor.
With just a few days to go to first night we are in the fortunate position of having already sold the majority of our seats.
There are a few left for Thursday and Saturday but be quick. That said it is always worth checking for cancellations. As a small society it is so important to us to sell all our tickets – not just to share our creative efforts with you, but to ensure we get sufficient income to keep going and put on our future plays.
Our summer sabbatical is over already. This weekend we celebrated with our annual get together party – actually an excuse to imbibe alcohol and feast on yummy food. The predicted horrendous storm caused us to plan an indoor event rather than a summer evening outdoors and bbq. In the event the hurricane force winds turned out to be only of the hairstyle-ruffling sort.
Now the hard work starts again, but the fun continues – rehearsals for our first play start on Monday.
So watch out here for news and updates of changes over the summer break and, of course, the announcement of our exciting 2019/2020 programme.
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In just four weeks we will be in our run of the last play of the 2018-19 season, Take Away The Lady and that means we will be building our set for our final technical and dress rehearsals in just 21 days time.
I can assure you that the hearts of the cast reading this will have just skipped a beat and tummies had a quick tumble at the realisation. All part of the fun we put ourselves up for.
It also means that tickets are selling and if you haven’t reserved your seats already then it is time to do so through our normal routes, link below. We did have a glitch with our email address recently but that is all working again and accepting messages. Apologies to anyone affected by the recent problems.
Always trying to bring a different mix to our plays, we are ending the season by moving away from the usual comedies and into a straight whodunnit play by Jimmie Chinn. We previously performed his ‘Sylvia’s Wedding’ a bitter sweet story with humour. This play, however focusses upon the unexpected return of Matthew from prison, where he was serving a sentence for the murder of his mother, to the family home, where the family gathers and are faced with his claim of innocence and the inevitable question – if Matthew really didn’t kill Mother, who did?
Tom Fryer as Richard Owen
Rachel Miller as Celia Owen (nee Doubleday)
Barbara Failey as Emma Doubleday
Nic Johnson as Gilda Doubleday
Janet Drewery as Lavinia Doubleday
Rob Newton as Matthew Doubleday
Wyn Price as Charles Doubleday