Thank you all so much for attending the auditions over the last 2 weeks and for making my decision difficult. I could have cast the show in many different ways and I do apologise to anyone I was not able to give a part to however, I would love to still have you involved in the panto.
Princess Beauty – Olivia Clarke
King Fredrick – Pete Tapp
Queen Olivia – Alice Gosney
Wilbert – David Easton
Nanny – Pete Grant
Lord Chamberlian – Mike Holden
Fairy Sapphire – Anna Mcgrail
Mouldina – Angela Giddngs
Prince Fredinand – Charlie Parker
Groom – Darcey Oswin/ Harry Parker
Abbie Turner Jess Blagden Charlie Parker (Act 1)
Harry (Act 1) Lennie Hermione Phoebe Summer Milo Lily
Darcey (Act 1) Lea Aurora Sophia Millie Zach Georgia Isaac
A few things:
– I will be planning to get scripts out as soon as possible. They will cost £5.
– I am hoping to start rehearsals at the end of September/beginning October however am still trying to source a venue. Please can I ask for you all to send me any Monday’s and/or Friday’s you are unavailable so I can create a rehearsal schedule.
– Just a reminder that there is a possibility we might not be able to perform in January, however we will be following government guidelines.
Chloé Johnson, who is going to be directing the next pantomime, is going to be holding some song and dance sessions for potential chorus members this month, over Zoom. These sessions are for people to learn the audition pieces, so if you’d like to be in the panto chorus, you should try to make some of these sessions.
The sessions are:
Monday 13 July and Thursday 15 July — panto chorus audition dance
Monday 20 July and Thursday 23 July — panto chorus audition song
Monday 27 July — recap of both.
You don’t have to attend both Monday and Thursday.
What to do
If you are interested in being in the panto chorus, please let Chloé know by email (email@example.com). She can then give you the necessary information to join the sessions and keep in touch via Facebook.
We have decided to have a read-through of our next pantomime “Sleeping Beauty” on Friday 17 July at 7pm. You can get the script here. You will need to bring a script along to read. If you have difficulty producing something you can read, please contact Angela (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Because of the pandemic, we plan to do this in Trowbridge Park, hoping the weather will be kind. You may wish to bring a chair and something to keep you warm in the evening. Obviously, if the weather is bad, we will re-think.
Currently, we think we may meet near the entrance to the bowls club — again, if plans change, we will keep you informed.
It is with regret that Director Sandie Brooks and the committee have decided to postpone the production until the Autumn. With the current situation with Covid-19 and the fact that theatres are closing and we had also lost our rehearsal space for the time being the delay was the only sensible action. Hopefully all of the cast will be able to pick up where they left off in the Summer. The new production dates are Wednesday October 7th to Saturday October 10th.
On Saturday 14th March several of the Players played out a murder mystery at a fund raising dinner for ‘Home for Kale’. It was good fun and was a great excuse for everyone to dress up in our best togs for the evening. Even Tony on sound and lights had his posh waistcoat on ! Special thanks must go to Peter Grant, who stepped in as the compere, Mike Rafone, with just over a week before the performance !
Several of us are performing in a Murder Mystery for a fund-raising dinner for ‘A Home for Kale’ . This is on Saturday 14th March at 7.30pm
Cast Mike Rafone – David Easton Tom Spanks – Maxson Bailey Goldie Pawn – Jo Ziegert Uma Thurman – Elizabeth Donohoe Kate Windswept – Alice Gosney Meg Tryin – Angela Giddings Inspector Bobby Wood – Tim Knott
Mrs Bramson – Angela Giddings Olivia Grayne – Chloé Johnson Mrs Terence – Sue Morgan Dora Parkoe – Olivia Clark Nurse Libby – Jo Ziegert Hubert Laurie – Peter Tapp Dan – Nicholas Shaw Inspector Belsize – Alan Rutland Judge – Francis Holmes
Performance Dates are Wed 29th / Thu 30th April, Fri 1st / Sat 2nd May 2020