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Paulette’s Newsmail

Hello all,

Next thing at the theatre ……..

The Davenham Players Presents..

‘Lost Embers ‘  a story telling Cabaret .

Come and relax on 7th/8th Sept at 7.45 and spend an hour listening to 6  very different tales guaranteed  to give you an electric evening’s entertainment .

Ticket £6  from 01606 259596

And a date for your diaries …   9th-13th Oct …Our Autumn play  , The Day  After the  Fair by Frank Harvey . A  period drama  based on a Thomas Hardy story  . Booking £10 as above .. But more of that later . Book early for both events

 

Paulette

Paulette’s September News

Hello all,
Next thing at the theatre ……..
The Davenham Players Presents..

‘Lost Embers ‘ a story telling Cabaret .
Come and relax on 7th/8th Sept at 7.45 and spend an hour listening to 6 very different tales guaranteed to give you an electric evening’s entertainment .
Ticket £6 from 01606 259596

And a date for your diaries … 9th-13th Oct …Our Autumn play , The Day After the Fair by Frank Harvey . A period drama based on a Thomas Hardy story . Booking £10 as above .. But more of that later . Book early for both events

Paulette

Three Young Female Actors wanted at Harlequins

This may interest some of you- from the Harlequins. Please contact Chris directly if you are .

Paulette

 

Chris Finney needs at least three young female actors as Vampire Brides, to complete his casting of Dracula.

(Harlequin Theatre; 18 – 21 April)

This is a new and exciting version by Phil Ford.

They are dark, sensual and lethal servants of Dracula, who keep the young Jonathan Harker captive at Castle Dracula, and continue to haunt his subconscious for the duration of the play. They have a minimum of lines, but a very strong stage presence and actors will have the opportunity to create memorable characters through use of movement.

Age range; late teens to late twenties.

Contact Chris directly at cdavidfinney@hotmail.co.uk for a chat if you are interested

February News from Paulette

Hello all,
Maggie Inver, who is directing the next play for the Davenham Players in May has outlined the details below.

Audition:  7.30pm Tuesday 20 February at the theatre:
Dirty Dusting, by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood,  is a fairly recent play that has been touring nationally since its premiere in South Shields in 2003, but hasn’t been performed that often by amateur groups.  These are the authors’ words on their blog:

“When three cleaners, Olive, Gladys and Elsie, are threatened with redundancy they feel that their lives are coming to an end until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea – why not run a telephone sex line? They’ve got motive, opportunity and a lifetime of experience – some more than others, mind you.

Provided Elsie can teach the other two a few new tricks there’s no reason why they can’t get rich quick; providing they can keep their operation a secret from their bosses… and their husbands…and their
children…and their grandchildren. A indictment of ageism in the 21st Century heavily disguised
as a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming comedy”

There are only 4 roles in the play, the 3 cleaning ladies and their line manager, a man ‘rather than younger than them’.  Because there are so few roles, the audition on 20 February is for members of Davenham Players only. A second, open, audition will only be arranged if the play hasn’t been cast
amongst members of the Players.

Roles and ages:
o 3 x Female: The 3 women’s ages are mentioned in the play as 70, but this production won’t show them as ‘old dears’.    They are reasonably modern feisty office cleaners and could possibly be played by any actress in her 50s or 60s providing she is willing to ‘age up’ a bit.
o 1 x Male: The male role doesn’t have an age specified, but would work well for someone in their 30s or 40s, or could be a bit older if required.   The character isn’t too young as he is ‘management’ (of a sort)
but still lives at home with his mother, and is definitely younger than the women (which leaves plenty of scope!)

Scope:
The play is a comedy but although it’s about a sex chat line it’s not particularly graphic language.   It wouldn’t be suitable for children because a lot of the jokes centre on condoms etc, but that’s about as
graphic as it gets.  There is no sexual contact between any of the characters.

Speakeasy Monologue Slam at Ashton Heyes Theatre Club

Ashton Hayes Theatre Club are holding a Speakeasy Monologue Slam
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART?

Do you have a Monologue that you have been itching to perform?
Are you available on 10th, 13th & 14th April?

Then AHTC needs you.

If you are interested in being a part of our 2 Night show then please get in
touch with Yvette on kidsbeingkids@uwclub.net

She will answer any questions you have and send you an application form

We look forward to hearing from you.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN BY END OF FEB

‘Self Catering ‘  The Davenham players current  production  starts next week 13th to 17th Feb. Don’t forget to book  with Andrea on 01606 259596. Andrea is away a lot at the moment but never fear,  she will take your bookings if you leave a message .

 Thanks 

Paulette