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News Headlines – Oct 8th

SEVENTEEN DAYS TO GO

Hard to believe (and guaranteed to raise the heart rate for the cast when they read this) but there are only 17 days to our first night of The Odd Couple (female version).  Rehearsals have increased to three nights per week now as we refine the detail and ensure our sounds and props are all part of the unseen flow of the play.


SET BUILD & PERFORMANCE NIGHTS

Our set building weekend in the Village Hall on Elloughton Road takes place on Fri / Sat / Sun am (19, 20, 21 October) which is always demanding work – if you feel you would like to offer your help why not get in touch?

We are also always in need of help on refreshments.  All those teas and coffees and juices and biscuits need to be provided quickly for the audience rush at the interval. Again, if you would like to help out on one (or more) performance nights then contact us.

If you would like to offer some help in any capacity please contact our secretary Dianne to discuss, using the contact details here


NEW TICKET DESK

Steve Turner our friendly and efficient Ticket Secretary takes his job very seriously.  Getting 150 audience members to pay, provide their tickets, get them through and seated in 30 minutes is no mean task.  Which means friendly Steve can turn ugly Steve when we commandeer his ticket desk as part of the stage set furniture.  Which we seem to do rather too often.

But this time, friendly Steve will be ecstatic Steve when he sits behind our new Ticket Reception & Cash Handling Facility (a desk).  Not just any desk.  Still glowing from watching his sash windows construction star in our last play, we commissioned Mike Morland to face the ultimate challenge of providing a desk that would make Steve T smile.

So with a pack-away easy-store desk with cash drawers and all mod cons meeting his own brief he should be a happy man this October.  Although when he saw it he did ponder on the addition of a perspex screen, a panic alarm, and an overhead flashing light with a speaker that said “Cashier number one please…… cashier number one please….”


TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE ODD COUPLE (fv) 25, 26, 27 OCTOBER – CLICK HERE TO BOOK

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Tickets Now On Sale!

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.


IRITF: the photos

As the sunshine finally seems to be settling in as a normality rather than an exception, we look back to April and our closing play of the season, Ray Cooney’s farce ‘It Runs In The Family’.

Here are a few of the photos taken at dress rehearsal (courtesy as usual of our friend Dave Hackett).

Click on an image to enlarge and scroll through as a slideshow

 

From Set Build to Dress

Here we are ready to go on our first night. It’s been an extremely busy few days as usual from building the set at the weekend, through Technical and then Dress rehearsal. Here’s a few photos to give you a little insight and a teaser for the play.

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Before we started..

Erecting the platforms

Everything is either in the loft, or under the stage

Building the set

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Hard work deserves fish and chips…
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Set underway

Dress rehearsal night, ready to go

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Completely candid capture of Reuben getting ready. Well…
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The set is ready to go