March 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2017. Over the next few months, we at Davenham Theatre are hosting a great array of performing arts, starting with “Tonight on the Wireless” later this month in which a live audience will experience an evening of Radio Plays, Comedy and Sketches as a cast perform live to the microphone with sound effects.

Next in April “Dark Moments” takes to the stage exploring life through the lens of three one-act plays

Jazz@Davenham continues its programme of monthly jazz gigs. Coming up later this month is the Pat McCarthy quartet and next month it’s John Shennoy’s Draw by Four.

Davenham Players Club Nights have dates booked in March and April for Play Readings and other social activities. Paulette Anderson is holding an audition for a storytelling evening on Thursday 28th March.  See Dates for Your Diary below

This January, Winsford lad Alan Fleet shot a short comedy film starring Andrea Scott and Philip Lightfoot. Andrea was picked after Alan saw her in a play at Davenham Theatre. The film, A Randy Obsession, is 4m 28s long and has now been uploaded to Alan’s YouTube channel (Alan Fleet – YouTube) for everyone to view for free.

Don’t forget that the Davenham Community Mosaic is open and on show to anyone who comes along to the theatre at 59 Church Street CW9 8NF. Come and see what the local community has achieved.

For two nights only in March, Davenham Theatre will be turned into a radio studio. You will be the live audience; the actors perform live to microphone. See how a studio works with sound effects and the effervescence that is Radio.

Directors – Tom and Denise Barry

Tickets: £9 from www.danarts.org.uk or 01606 259596

Chaos, panic, disorder. murder, secrets and lies: and the strange, sad, twisting pathways of life.
K.C. Finn’s Dark Moments explores life through the lens of three one-act plays where black comedy and gritty realism collide. In Passengers, cabin fever takes hold of a band of holidaymakers on a late night flight, suspicion and paranoia driving them to breaking point. Male Black sees a group of friends sitting down to a dinner party, when their common acquaintance Jimmy Black arrives. Black drives a rift into the group, one that can only be resolved by murder. Finally, in Other People’s Violence, the themes of isolation and loneliness are explored. Four people live in neighbouring flats, and one of them is about to die. The story follows the lives of these characters through their disasters, revelations and breakthroughs, until the grim prophecy comes true.
Book either on-line at www.danarts.org or ring 01606 259596

Jazz@davenham

Thursday 30th March – Pat McCarthy Quartet (Featuring Shannon Reilly on vocals)
Thursday 20th April – Jon Shennoy’s “Draw by Four” (part of Nationwide Tour)

Book by ringing 01606 74502. Bar & Doors 7.30pm gigs at 8pm

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th March – Davenham Players present Tonight on the Radio at the theatre 7:30pm

Thursday 23rd March 7:30pm – Paulette Anderson is holding an audition for Are You Sitting Comfortably? – an evening of storytelling she is going to present at the theatre in May. All are invited to come along and read. Could appeal to those not keen to learn a script but happy to read from the book

Thursday 30th March 8:00pm – Jazz@davenham present Pat McCarthy Quartet featuring Shannon Reilly

Thursday 6th April 7:30pmClub Night

Davenham Players has lots to offer and loves to welcome new members.  If you would like to act or help behind the scenes please do come along and meet us. You can contact Paulette on 01606 79779 or Bob on 01606 45186