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16th-19th November 2022 at 7.45pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
Oxted Musical Theatre Company are thrilled to announce that their November production will be the murder mystery musical comedy Curtains.
From the same writing team as Chicago and Cabaret, Curtains tells the tale of Jessica Cranshaw, a leading lady and a triple threat: she can’t sing, dance or remember her lines! To the relief of everyone, she is murdered during her opening night curtain call, leaving the whole cast and crew as suspects. Enter Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective and amateur musical performer, to solve the crime, save the show and maybe even get the girl in the process! Packed with glorious tunes and an hilarious script, Curtains is a fun-packed journey for both performers and audiences alike.
St. Peter's Hall, Limpsfield, High Street, Limpsfield, Surrey RH8 0DG
Curtains - the murder mystery musical comedy from the writers of Chicago & Cabaret
Show launch - Thursday 7th July 2022 at 8pm Rehearsal of audition material - Tuesday 12th July at 8pm Auditions - Sunday 17th July 12.00-6.00pm Production runs 16th-19th November 2022
As you'll see above, the show launch & pre-audition meeting for our next production is next Thursday 7th July at 8pm at St. Peter's Hall, Limpsfield. At this meeting you can find out more about the show, get hold of the audition pieces and book an audition. We are obviously looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces for this production, but we are also very much on the look out for younger members to join the company. Ideally with a playing age of under forty but with a real age of over seventeen. So if you're interested in being part of the show, or know someone else who might be, come along to the show launch. You don't need to be a member to audition - you just need to pay the joining fee of £10. Membership only has to be paid if you decide to participate in the show, and as we're already half way through the membership year, you'd only be charged 50% of the usual membership fee!
For any further information, contact the director at email@example.com If you can't make the show launch or indeed the auditions but still want to take part in the show please contact the director regarding that, too. It may be possible to audition you on another date.
'Curtains' will be performed with a live band. Rehearsals commence in September, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.
From the same writing team as 'Chicago' and 'Cabaret', 'Curtains' tells the tale of Jessica Cranshaw, a leading lady and a triple threat: she can’t sing, dance or remember her lines! To the relief of everyone, she is murdered during her opening night curtain call, leaving the whole cast and crew as suspects. Enter Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective and amateur musical performer, to solve the crime, save the show and maybe even get the girl in the process! Packed with glorious tunes and an hilarious script, 'Curtains' is a fun-packed journey for both performers and audiences alike.
Performances run from 16th-19th November 2022 at 7.45pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Director - David Phipps-Davis Musical Director - Brian D Steel Choreographer - Kerry Payne
NMTO presents: 'SOUTH PACIFIC IN CONCERT' CHILDREN'S CASTING CALL
We almost have our full cast, but we have 2 very important roles left to fill...
NMTO are looking for two children to play the roles of Ngana and Jerome in our production of 'South Pacific in Concert' - to be performed with a 55-piece orchestra and ensemble of 30
Ngana and Jerome are the son and daughter of Emile, one of our central characters. We are looking for 2 child actors (1 female and 1 male) of Black, Asian or Polynesian/Pacific Islander heritage to join our company.
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ACT 2 CAM offer performing arts classes in North Tyneside, where young people grow in confidence and explore their imaginations through drama, theatre and film. Our qualified teachers are DBS checked, highly trained and committed to working with young people. We help our students develop their drama into high-quality films, which they star in! We are Ofsted registered, DBS checked and public liability insured for parent peace of mind. Newcomers and beginners are welcome, whatever your child's ability or experience. Call us for a chat about what we do, or email for information about our free trial. For Ages between 2 years and 17 years Classes: Monday Drama for home schoolers: 1:30-2:30 Monday Behind the camera class for 9-17s: 6-8pm Tuesday Drama for 5-8s: 5:00pm to 6:00pm Tuesday Drama for 9-12s: 6:00pm to 7:00pm Tuesday Drama for 13-17s: 7:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday Whitley Play Immersive Storytelling for 2-4s: 9:30-10:30am Wednesday Drama for 11-15s: 7:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday Drama for 9-12s: 6:00pm to 7:00pm Thursday Drama for 13-17s: 7:00pm to 8:00pm Saturday Drama for 5-8s: 9:00am to 10:00am Saturday Drama for 9-12s: 10:00am to 11:00am Saturday Drama for 13-17s: 11:00am to 12:00pm
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One wonders if Paula Hawkins (as she sat down to write her best-selling novel The Girl on the Train) ever thought it would become a 2016 film starring Emily Blunt, enjoy a stage tour in 2019 with Samantha Womack, and be picked up by Netflix for their Hindi/Indian film market in 2021? Imagine how excited she and adapters Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel must be that Banbury Cross Players have included it in their post-Covid come-back season!
The episodic style of this psychological thriller, the composite set, clever use of lighting and video, and the repeating train/bottle-smash/scream sound motif make this an all-round sensory experience for the audience. Flashback scenes gradually reveal more about the characters, their various relationships with each other, and they tease the audience by slowly uncovering the events of the fateful Saturday when Megan Hipwell disappeared. They mirror lead character, Rachel’s, slowly recovering memory of that same night and her involvement in it. Although the reveal is gradual, that’s not the pace of the play. It rattles along apace ... somewhat akin to rehearsals.
With a very tight schedule the cast are cramming in three rehearsals a week. "Scripts down" is very much in evidence. Lighting and Sound Plots are in place. Set design has been ticked off the list. Furniture and Costume remain a work in progress. There have been some very interesting in-bar-post-rehearsal discussions on such topics as tie-dye, waistcoats, jeans/no jeans and whether "Bright Squirt" or "Coagulated" will produce the best effect.
“Ambitious” and “fascinating” were some of the comments about this play from BCP members when it was proposed. We hope you’ll want to be in the audience with us on show week.
Tickets are available from The Mill Arts Centre on 01295 279002 or online at www.themillartscentre.co.uk We look forward to seeing you!
IN THE CHAIR
WELCOME to our new Chairman, Clare Lester
Clare took over the hot seat at our AGM in May (even though she was away on holiday at the time) and will steer the BCP ship for the next two years.
BCP is most definitely in Clare's blood. She is, after all, married to a founder member's son. Actor, director, play selection chair, archivist - Clare has performed these roles for BCP and many more.
We look forward to hearing what plans she has in store and wish her all the best on her new appointment.
COMING UP on the Thursday sessions
23 JUNE - Acting Coach and Director with All The World’s a Stage – a professional company based in Oxford - Charlotte Miranda Smith leads a practical workshop including warm up, projection, character development and movement. Anyone interested in acting really should come along.
30 JUNE - Read through of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Director Clare Lester takes us through our November 2022 production
7 JULY - Professional practitioner, Richard Kidd, takes us through a Stage Combat Workshop
12 & 14 JULY - Auditions for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Follow the Calendar link on the BCP website for more details
THE WOLVES of WILLOUGHBY CHASE
Adapted by Russ Tunney from Joan Aiken's novel
Directed by Clare Lester
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SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT Today marks 200 days until Christmas! To celebrate PLOS HQ is excited to announce our 2022 Panto will be none other than the magical Cinderella! We cannot wait to get started but first we need a few magical friends to help us bring the vision to life! We are looking for a cracking choreographer, masterful MD, delightful director and a pantotastic producer to help PLOS bring the magic to Kingston this December! Applications are now open for both teams and individuals. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 24th June
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We are so excited to be bringing Legally Blonde to Great Dunmow but are still on the lookout for a musical director! We rehearse on Mondays and Wednesdays and are looking to start this show September/ October time. This is a paid role so if you or anyone you know might be interested then please get in touch!
Jacki is waiting for a bus, listening to music, minding her own business - that is until Keith comes along and invades her space. He wants someone to talk to, wants them to be friends until the bus turns up. A bus that’s delayed.
As they share their secrets and fears, Keith’s life challenges are brought to the fore along with the past that still troubles him.
Suffering, poverty, grief and alcoholism predominantly run through the entire performance of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Christina Bianco in the role of LV certainly has a hard act to follow from the 1999 iconic film performance by Jane Horrocks. However, Bianco doesn’t fail to deliver with an incredible and moving range of voices.
LV’s overbearing and obnoxious drunken Mother Mari (Shobna Gulati) dominated much of the first half of the performance. Which became frustrating and repetitive, sometimes “less is more” and I feel reducing her lines wouldn’t have taken away from the impact of her role. Although in fairness Gulati’s performance as a “drunk” is excellent and certainly not an easy role to perfection.
Mari’s long-suffering “put upon” friend Sadie (Fiona Mulvaney) adds some light and comedic relief to the stage. Her dialogue is brief yet her facial expressions and mannerisms speak a thousand words. Mulvaney is one to properly watch as it would be easy to miss some of her subtle yet poignant body language. Word of warning though watch out for the vomit!
We have the displeasure of meeting Mari’s latest potential new boyfriend “wideboy” wanna be big-time agent Ray Say (Ian Kelsey). Every preconceived idea about how these types operate comes true as Kelsey effortlessly brings “sleazy” Ray to life. The only person he truly fails to fool is LV.
From LV keeping her room tidy and preening her late Father’s record collection. To the slovenly given up attitude by Mari. Grief flows throughout the house without either knowing the best way to work through their emotions. It’s safe to say Mother and daughter are never going to properly understand each other.
Not all knights in shining armour appear on a horse with a lance. Some have scaffold ladders! Telephone engineer Billy (Akshay Gulati) falls for LV after installing a phone in the house. His strong and patient presence throughout the performance is a welcome relief to all the chaos that unnecessarily takes place around LV.
Every attention to detail has gone into creating an incredible set by Sara Perks. The fragmented outline of the house has been juxtaposed against the relationships battling and shattered against each other inside. It creates an overall insight into Mari and LV’s every day “unideal” lifestyle. Neither of whom is happy, fixed or fulfilled
Overall it’s been extremely well cast, staged and performed. For further information please use the links below.
I am looking for.my cousin Janice Parfitt. I know she used to be a member of a amateur group and she was a lead in quite a few productions.
If anyone knows her please could you ask her to contact me. I would appreciate it.
I'm afraid I don't have any knowledge of your cousin.
I will post your query in the #Advice section of www.dramagroups.com asking anyone who is able to help to contact you directly via your email address.
I wish you luck in your search and would be interested to hear if you are successful in tracking your relative down.
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