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.
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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
TATL? Take Away the Lady of course, our next production which is now picking up momentum and our Monday night rehearsal is under way at this moment.
Last week we showed you the poster that is now in circulation, this week a few photos from rehearsals. It is a timely reminder that Tickets are for sale and the advantage of reserving your seats now is that you are more likely to obtain your preferred night and seating positions, especially for groups of four or more.
Take Away The Lady by Jimmie Chinn is a whodunnit and you can read about it here and reserve your tickets at the link here
With our rehearsals starting to pick up the pace now, we realise there are just eight weeks left to our opening. That means it is time to start promoting the play and our poster should be appearing in local villages shortly.
Meanwhile, here is the poster as a reminder that it is never too early to book your tickets and obtain your preferred seating.
You can read more about this play by clicking here