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The wait is over: new season announced

For those of you have eagerly been waiting to find out what our new 2017-18 season will be – wait no longer.

boredom-1977519_960_720Thank you for your patience but as always it has been a challenge to find plays that tick all the boxes, not least the matching of members’ availability.

But now we have obtained scripts and licences to perform and we can announce the programme.

This coming season we are pleased to have found three plays that cover a range of comedy genres from three different playwrights; a lighthearted and sentimental comedy drama from the pen of Peter Gordon, always popular with our audiences; some clever humour from the master, Alan Ayckbourn, with a less well known and quite different play – if you like Ayckbourn you’ll love it. If you don’t like Ayckbourn – you’ll love it.  And finally we bring most of our members onto the stage to bring you an hilarious farce from the master of farce; Ray Cooney.

Right, time to get out pen, stylus or finger and open your diary, online calendar or whatever and reserve your viewing dates.

Generations Apart by Peter Gordon    October 26th, 27th, 28th 2017 

RolePlay by Alan Ayckbourn     January 25th, 26th, 27th 2018  

It Runs In The Family by Ray Cooney    April 26th, 27th, 28th 2018

Watch out for the next posts which will give full details on each play and our latest ticketing news.  

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News Update: There is no news

I wonder if our local MP, David Davis, heading up those pesky Brexit talks thinks it's hard work negotiating the best outcome? Well, Mr. Davis, you have it easy, if you want to know about really tough challenges, negotiations, trying to get the best outcome, pleasing all constituents then try joining our Production sub-group as we sit around the table hour after hour trying to find the best-fit selection of plays for our 2017-18 season. Compromise. That's the key word. You can't please all of the people all of the time. That's the key phrase. Emerge with a united front and a clear direction. Just a few tips there.

For those who are eagerly awaiting the announcement of our new season we are getting close. We have a lovely selection of plays to choose from but the challenge as always is to find three that fit into the early, mid and late slots with available cast members.

A decision should be made by the weekend so watch this space for an announcement during next week. I bet David Davis wishes it was all over by next week! He's not alone there.

Still here!

Remember us? We have been quiet online but not so quiet in the Forum every Monday.  Our meetings continue and each week we find a new (sometimes old) play to read through and consider.  Every year we have the challenge of finding the magic combination; choosing three good scripts with casts that fit our actors’ availability, age and gender profiles.

Sometimes we are able to to read them in advance at home and others we sit and read together for the first time – sometimes this is a good experience and other times we turn the pages and then shuffle in embarrassment as we realise that the plot or the language may prove a little too much for the sensibilities of our local audiences.

Every week I become so engrossed in the readings that I forget to take a photo – so here is an accurate representation of when a play fails to stimulate our theatrical taste buds.  Note: any similarity to members alive or asleep is purely coincidental.

We have now had our Annual General Meeting and we have some news for you on that score, but that will save for our next post, coming shortly.    Meanwhile we are enjoying our summer break.

Ensure you have registered on the this website page for email updates so you can be first to know about our 2017-18 programme when it is announced.   Of course, you can always follow us on our Facebook page too.

The Season Finale

It was our final episode of The Hallelujah Girls last Saturday which also means it was the Season Finale for the Petuaria Players 2016/2017 programme.  Another three plays produced and now our viewers will just have to wait until October for Season 57.

Meanwhile the Players are taking a welcome few days rest before the process of reading potential plays for next year begins.  We will be continuing to post here with updates and information about the Petuaria Players so keep checking back – or better still why not register your email to get our latest posts straight to your inbox. Just scroll through our side bar (depending on your device) and look for the Follow Us by email logo.

Meanwhile we have photos to show you from the dress rehearsal of The Hallelujah Girls. Just click on a photo to see enlarged and scroll through.

All photos courtesy of Dave Hackett.