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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.

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

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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.

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

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A poster post

 

Yes, the poster for Hallelujah Girls is ready and at the printers.  Everything is coming together now although next week is what we call ‘books down’ and it brings fear to the actors who desperately set about cramming and trying to remember their lines as they attempt to fly solo without a script.  More on that next week!

Poster for Hallelujah Girls

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…

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

Tickets are selling well so why not reserve yours now?  Production dates are April 27th, 28th, 29th.

Click here to Book Tickets

Click here to read more about The Hallelujah Girls

Photoshoot Night

Less than six weeks to go to our next play and rehearsals are keeping us busy as usual. The cast are trying to learn their lines – never easy, but this time with the extra difficulty of an American accent.  I guess we could always add a backstory to our characters having spent their childhood in Hull if we struggle…  and as long as we have nobody in the audience from Georgia we should be fine!

And this week we did a photoshoot for our poster concept and the results should be appearing – as soon as our ‘Creative & Graphic Arts Design Department’ gets his act together.

Setting up the poster photoshoot

 

 

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…

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

Tickets are selling well so why not reserve yours now?  Production dates are April 27th, 28th, 29th.

Click here to Book Tickets

Click here to read more about The Hallelujah Girls