A collective sigh could be heard from the Petuaria Players a week ago when our intensive period of three productions between August 2018 and May 2019 came to an end. Not that we didn’t enjoy our plays but that the hard work was over for a little while and we could take a break for the summer.
As always this does not mean that we do nothing. We now research and read plays and meet up for group readings to prepare for a new season.
‘Take Away The Lady’ was very well received and the change of genre proved to be popular. We will post a gallery of images from the play later this week. But for now, here are a few from before and after the play. (scroll down)
Thank you to all who have supported us over our last season both as audiences and volunteer helpers behind the scenes. It is the helpers, especially at set build and set destruct, that allow us to produce the sets that we do and construct the seating areas making true the adage ‘many hands make light work’. It is also true to say that without that help we would struggle.
If you or anyone you know fancy lending a helping hand during these occasional weekends – a bit of simple labouring, a skill, tools that might assist, anything – then do get in touch with our secretary. And Saturday is always group fish and chips day – if that’s not a draw what is?
Our last play of the season before the summer break. After 3 months of hard work, a lot of line learning and a busy weekend coming up to build our set and auditorium, we are almost there – our production of Jimmie Chinn’s Take Away the Lady.
We have all had the distraction of a wonderful summer-like Easter break and our play this year also coincides with the May Bank Holiday weekend and the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race going past the door a few hours before our opening night!
But don’t let all this excitement get in the way of coming out one evening to see our production – Thursday May 2nd, Fri the 3rd or Saturday the 4th. At this moment you have excellent choices of seat positions for the Saturday night show but they tend to fill up quickly in our last few days before the play.
If you want to know a bit more about Take Away The Lady click here
If you want to know who murdered mother then get your tickets now. Booking is easy – simply use the link below to contact Steve Turner via email with your requests or phone 01482 666908.
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