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Georgia on my mind..

An old abandoned church in Eden Falls in the state of Georgia – also known as the Ellloughton-Brough Village Hall stage – is ready to receive The Hallelujah Girls.

The cast have just finished dress rehearsal and are rarin’ to go.  Visit the Spa-Dee-Dah! for your relaxing facial as you stretch those laughter lines,  have yourself a massage of  therapeutic laughter and bathe in a warm glow of fun provided by the Petuaria Players.

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Post play chat on stage with the Producer 

This Thursday, Friday, Saturday 27th, 28th, 29th April.

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Building The Set

 

Hi y’all. Yes The Hallelujah Girls (and boys) had their very first chance this Sunday to do some rehearsal work on the stage.  We have had a busy few days doing our usual intensive labour of love in building the set, the tiers and seating, preparing the props, setting lighting and sound.

Now we are ready to run the play on stage with our Technical and Dress rehearsals before we get to perform for you starting this Thursday the 27th.

Still some seats left for another evening of value-for-money live entertainment.

The Hallelujah Girls tells the hilarious story of a group of women who, realising that time is precious following the loss of a dear friend, turn an abandoned church into a spa and beauty salon: Spa-Dee-Dah! But Sugar-Lee, their high spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated and coping with obstacles arising from both the present and the past…

Produced by Richard Bateman

Cast: (order of appearance) Dianne Turner, Barbara Failey, Janet Drewery, Rachel Miller, Gill Collins, Nic Johnson, Rob Newton, Wyn Price.

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Production dates are April 27th, 28th, 29th.

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Happy Easter folks

 

Yes the happy crew at Petuaria Players wish you a lovely Easter break. With less than two weeks to opening night the cast can be forgiven for tucking into Easter eggs to calm their nerves – although in truth any excuse for chocolate is a good excuse.  We are taking a few days off but Monday night will be back to full-on as we enter into our last rehearsals in the Forum.

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Gill as Sugar-Lee  & Janet as Mavis in rehearsal

 

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Sound cues being tested

Now we are working on the detail of the dialogue, delivery and body language and also running with the sounds and props – most of which have a distinctly  American flavour.

Along with that our play programme is in final draft and that goes for publication on Tuesday.  With the last play we moved forward at no expense and introduced colour programmes for the first time since our special 50th anniversary booklet in 2011.

And then next Friday we shall be starting a weekend of constructing the set.

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Richard takes delivery of part of our set

If you want to find out what all this is about make sure you reserve tickets for a bargain priced value packed night of live theatre and laughter.

The Hallelujah Girls tells the hilarious story of a group of women who, realising that time is precious following the loss of a dear friend, turn an abandoned church into a spa and beauty salon: Spa-Dee-Dah! But Sugar-Lee, their high spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated and coping with obstacles arising from both the present and the past…

Produced by Richard Bateman

Cast: (order of appearance) Dianne Turner, Barbara Failey, Janet Drewery, Rachel Miller, Gill Collins, Nic Johnson, Rob Newton, Wyn Price.

Follow us by registering your email and get webmail updates as they are posted.

Production dates are April 27th, 28th, 29th.

Click here to Book Tickets

Letter From America

No,  not a resurrection of Alistair Cooke’s programme (for those of a certain age who remember him, and no, I don’t mean the cricketer either.)   Actually I mean an email from America to be correct.

It was really nice to get a personal message this week from the authors of our next play wishing us well. Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten are three of the most popular and widely-produced playwrights in the United States. They specialise in writing laugh-out-loud comedies and creating vivid strong roles for women. Between them they have a long pedigree of success writing for American television and theatre. At this side of the pond Jamie Wooten is probably best known as a writer and producer for many seasons of the classic television series The Golden Girls.Our production, The Hallelujah Girls, shows this pedigree to the full with its warmth and humour.  It promises to be a great night out – but only if you have booked your tickets…. 

 

The Hallelujah Girls tells the hilarious story of a group of women who, realising that time is precious following the loss of a dear friend, turn an abandoned church into a spa and beauty salon: Spa-Dee-Dah! But Sugar-Lee, their high spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated and coping with obstacles arising from both the present and the past…

Produced by Richard Bateman

Cast: (order of appearance) Dianne Turner, Barbara Failey, Janet Drewery, Rachel Miller, Gill Collins, Nic Johnson, Rob Newton, Wyn Price.

Follow us by registering your email and get webmail updates as they are posted.

Production dates are April 27th, 28th, 29th.

Click here to Book Tickets