Here are the and reviews for ‘Murder in Play’
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‘Murder in Play’ takes to the stage from Wednesday 9th October to Saturday October 12th.
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Here is the cast list for our 2020 Pantomime, Aladdin :-
Widow Twankey – Pete Grant
Aladdin – Chloé Johnson
Wishee Washee – David Bailey
Abanazer – David Easton
Dim One – Mike Holden
Dim Two – Tim Knott
Princess Jasmine – Olivia Clark
Genie of the Lamp – Alan Rutland
Genie of the Ring – Jo Zeigert
The Emperor – Pete Tapp
Chamberlain – Alice Gosney
Wey Wey – Elizabeth Donohoe
Auditions for our 2020 Pantomime, ‘Aladdin’, will take place at Trowbridge Town Hall on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th September from 7pm to 9pm, with children’s auditions on Thursday 12th September from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Congratulations to Tony Giddings who has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the annual Rosebowl awards for his role of Mr.Partridge in last autumn’s production of ‘Hi-de-Hi!’. The awards ceremony will be on Sunday 20th October at the Winter Gardens in Weston-Super-Mare.
After the auditions on Monday here is the cast list for ‘Murder in Play’, which will be directed by Sylvia Seaman. Performance dates are Wed 9th to Sat 12th October.
- Renee Savage – Stella Greaves
- Tim Fermor – Dave Easton
- Ginette Vincent – Anna McGrail
- Christa d’Amato – Ange Davis
- Sophie Lawton – Elizabeth Donohue
- Harrison Bracewell – Alan Rutland
- Boris Smolensky – Chris Pollock
- Pat Smith – Katy Tiley
Our Autumn production will be the comedy/murder mystery ‘Murder in Play‘ by Simon Brett. This will be directed by Sylvia Seaman and requires a cast of 3 men and 5 ladies.
We will have another reading of this fun play on Friday 21st June at 7.30pm at Tesco community room with auditions to follow soon.
Boris Smolensky – Writer and Director of the play. Speaks with a Russian accent. Married to Reneé but seeing Ginnette on the side
Reneé Savage – Boris’ wife and lead actress who always gets the plum roles and puts up with her philandering husband.
Tim Fermor – Youngish actor who previously was with Ginette until Boris stole her away and is still in love with her.
Ginnette Vincent – Young and naive actress
Christa d’Amato – A former soap opera actress who has been on a downward slide since her soap was cancelled but still clings to her glory days on TV
Sophie Lawton – Intelligent but dowdy actress
Harrison Bracewell – Veteran actor who has a drink problem and trouble remembering his lines. Always boring people with his ‘name-dropping’ anecdotes.
Pat Smith – The stage manager / handy-woman who is always busy with a hundred and one jobs for the company (a hundred and two when she gets roped in to act !)
After a reading of this play on Friday 31st May and ‘Party to Murder’ on Monday 3rd June it was decided to have a further reading of ‘Murder in Play’ on Friday 7th June as some missed the first reading and it has proved to be the more popular. The reading will be at The Tesco Community room at Tesco Extra in Trowbridge.
Boris Smolensky’s budget repertory production of “Murder at Priorswell Manor” is looking decidedly shaky. The cast are more interested in their egos than the play and life imitates art when Boris’s wife, Renee, is murdered on stage. Simon Brett’s hilarious text ruthlessly satirises the politics of the inept company and the numerous red herrings keep the audience guessing until the final moments of the play.