If you are interested in auditioning for this year’s summer show please can you drop me a quick email via the “Contact Us” section of this website. As soon as we know how many people would like to be involved in this year’s show we will be able to make a final decision regarding which script we select from the ones we have shortlisted.
As mentioned in a previous news update the auditions will be held on SATURDAY 6TH JUNE at Totland Church Hall and run from 4:00pm. Audition material will be issued upon arrival.
A play called “The Arsonists” has been suggested for the summer. The plot revolves around Mr Biedermann, a philanthropist and a respected member of the community with a loving wife and flourishing business. Fires are becoming something of a problem; however Biedermann has it all under control. He happily fulfils his civic duty by giving shelter to two new houseguests, and when they start filling the attic with petrol drums he’ll even help them wire the fuse. This is a modern translation of Max Frisch’s parable about our accommodating the very thing that will eventually destroy us. The play premiered at the Royal Court in 2007.
“The Arsonists” is currently being considered alongside “The Bells of Hell” by John Mortimer and “Cash on Delivery” by Michael Cooney. In order to aid the decision-making I will shortly be sending an email to everyone on the mailing list to find out who will be available for the show this summer. In the meantime please use the comments box below this message to voice your opinions.
A quick reminder that the auditions for the summer show will take place on Saturday 6th June at 4:00pm at Totland Church Hall. If you are unable to make these auditions, but would still like to be involved in the show, please contact me through the ‘Contact Us’ page of this website.
There has been no final decision regarding what play to do this summer, however enquiries are currently being made into the performing rights for ‘Bells of Hell’ by John Mortimer. Please click the comments box below this message to leave your suggestions for the summer.
I have not put together a rehearsal schedule for Scrooge which can be downloaded from the ‘Downloads’ page of this website. Although the details of each rehearsal have not been finalised, the rehearsal dates are accurate and are unlikely to change between now and the start of rehearsals in September. Please take a moment to look at this rehearsal schedule and put the dates in your diary if you are interested in taking part in the show.
In other news we have ordered three more scripts of ‘black comedies’ to consider for the summer show, these are:
‘You Only Die Once’ by John Watts
‘Portrait of Death’ by Richard Layton
‘Perverse Psychology’ by George Freek
Synopsis of these plays can be found at www.comedyplays.co.uk.