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Marathon Man

Whilst the rest of us rehearse for our next production one of our well known members, Rob Newton, Petuaria Players stalwart, was training for the London Marathon which he ran successfully earlier this month.

We decided to take a break from promoting the play and take the opportunity to talk to him about his recent feat:


Steve: Rob, firstly, have to say congratulations on running the London Marathon recently, that’s a massive achievement.

Rob: Thank you. And thanks for asking me all about my personal journey – I certainly feel proud of what I…

Steve: Yes yes, I believe you achieved a running time of 3hr 49m 18s! That’s excellent. Did you know that our running time of ‘The Final Test’, our next play, is more in the region of two hours?

Rob: No, I mean, yes, it usually is but it’s not the same as….

Steve: You obviously love running, did you know we are ‘running’ a play in November?

Rob: Well I did yes, but as for my running and this year’s London Marathon I felt that it was very….

Steve: Ok, moving on, you must have seen a lot of the London sights on your trip. Did you see any posters for our next play “The Final Test”?

Rob: Uh, no…..

Steve: Keeping going for over 26 miles must be a challenge. What helped to drive you on? Was it the thought of getting back to drama to see ‘The Final Test’?

Rob: Well it was certainly a challenge and you do need to be mentally focussed. It’s an interesting fact that….

Steve: Mmm, yes, now obviously you can’t just go and run a marathon, I imagine it takes a lot of dedication, hard work, stamina and regular practice. In that way do you think it might be similar to rehearsing for a play, for example our current production of Chris Paling’s ‘The Final Test’?

Rob: Er, in principle yes, although I do think my efforts for this event were…

Steve: Do you have upcoming plans for any more long distance running or will you be coming to our next play “The Final Test” on November 10th to 12th?

Rob: Well I shall certainly keep jogging, yes, and you can keep ‘jogging’ people’s memory about ‘The Final Test’ ! Ha!

Steve: Ok thanks, Rob, leave the funny stuff to me.

Rob: But yes, I’ll be there. Nobody would want to miss ‘The Final Test’ at Elloughton Brough Village Hall in November.

Steve: Well said Rob, once again well done in the Marathon and well done for helping to promote our play today.

Rob: Mmmm. Thanks. I think.


Staying motivated in Greenwich

Seriously though, thanks to Rob for allowing our spoof interview and congratulations on not only running the marathon but raising around £1500 for Cancer Research UK.

Here’s the poster and booking details he was keeping his eyes open for 😉

The Final Test

Our next production is progressing and it may be time for you to think about booking tickets for the show.

Scheduled a little later than our traditional play week, The Final Test will be onstage November 10th, 11th 12th.

ABOUT THE PLAY

THE FINAL TEST by Chris Paling
A touching and poignant comedy about marriage, cricket and the dangerous lure of Bexhill-on-Sea.

Peter and Ruth have had a long and happy marriage – or so Peter believes. They each have their own interests; he loves cricket, she enjoys travel. But all is not well, as Peter discovers one afternoon when he’s dozing in his deckchair listening to the Final Test from the Oval. His wife announces she has sold the house and is moving to the coast. When the new owners move in, they discover much more than they bargained for!

THE CAST

Find out how to book your tickets on our BOOK NOW page by clicking the link.

THE OFFICIAL POSTER

The Final Test – Tickets On Sale

It’s time for a quick update. The Petuaria Players have been very busy in rehearsal and planning for our first play of the season – The Final Test by Chris Paling – and we will be telling you more about this lovely play shortly.

And…. we are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale and are available as usual via the routes shown on our BOOK TICKETS page. (Click here to view it.)

We also issued our September Newsletter last week which updates you on our 2022-2023 programme and changes to our seating layout. You can read the newsletter by clicking on the download button below (opens in new page).

Is Peter too obsessed with the cricket? See our next production and find out.

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New Season Announced!

We have our plays selected and casted at last and are ready to share with you our excitement.

As explained in our last post (read it here) we are having to reduce our season to two plays for the time being. That said we have two lovely scripts that we think you will thoroughly enjoy.

One thing to note as you read ahead – our traditional play dates have moved forward a couple of weeks so please ensure you put the right ones in your calendar.

Although it wasn’t planned that way there is a somewhat summery sporting theme here – golf and cricket. But fear not, the sport is simply a backdrop to two amusing and delightful plays about people.

The scripts have arrived and rehearsals are under way

THE FINAL TEST
by Chris Paling

10th, 11th, 12th November 2022

A touching and poignant comedy about marriage, cricket and the dangerous lure of Bexhill-on-Sea.

Peter and Ruth have had a long and happy marriage – or so Peter believes. They each have their own interests; he loves cricket, she enjoys travel. But all is not well. as Peter discovers one afternoon when he’s dozing in his deckchair listening to the Final Test from the Oval. His wife announces she has sold the house and is moving to the coast. When the new owners move in, they discover much more than they bargained for!


PAR FOR THE COURSE
by Peter Gordon

11th, 12th, 13th May 2023

Captain’s Day at The Seven Lakes Golf Club gets off to a bad start when the men’s Captain is indisposed. Club Secretary, Simon relishes the chance to take over but is soon thwarted by the arrival of Vice Captain Nick and his girlfriend. Lady Captain and hopeless Barry add to the confusion and as a series of disasters mount, tensions build and things go from bad to worse. Love or loathe golf, it will never seem quite the same again!



We will post more about these soon. Please note that tickets are not yet available while we re-examine our seating plan so watch out for our announcement in the next few weeks. However, if you wish to register your interest in season tickets that provide you with reserved seat positions and preferred evenings in advance then contact us via our page here.