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Christmas Production Auditions

Dear Players and Friends

The players will be presenting a production of Norman Robbins –A Tomb With a View‘ as our December Production. I will be directing.

This is a play that I feel you will really enjoy. It is a good old fashioned murder mystery farce. It has some potty characters and a great plot with a lovely twist at the end.

Secret passages, poison, roman emperors and dodgy lawyers. Could you possibly want more. (And what could be more ‘Christmassy’ than a stage littered with dead bodies…!)

A Synopsis and Cast List will be available shortly.

AUDTITIONS

We will be holding a read through and auditions on:

Sunday 6th September – 7.30pm at Brook Hall, Ottershaw

Tuesdays 8th September – 8.00pm Chobham Club

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will start on Sunday the 13th September and will be held on Tuesdays and Sundays:

Tuesdays –7.45pm – Chobham Club

Sundays- 7.30pm Brook Hall

PERFORMANCES

The performances will be at Brook Hall in the week of the 7th December

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I hope to see you at one of the audition sessions.

Matthew

Matthew Horton

07540 466828

matthew.horton1@gmail.com

Play Readings and Social

Dear Players and Friends

Over the summer we have planned a number of play readings. We plan to read a variety of different plays and have a bit of a social as well.

These are not auditions and may not even be a reflection of plays that we are intending to, do but we thought that it would be a good idea to have the chance to meet up and give lots of people the chance to read something different.

We would also like to welcome some new people along and hope that, if you can, you could bring someone with you to the readings.

In addition we would welcome anyone who would like to direct a play for the players, no experience needed as lots of help and support is available.

The first of the readings will be next Sunday the 28th June at 7.30 pm in Brook Hall, and then on the following two Sundays, the 5th and the 12th of July

We hope that you will come along and bring a friend, we look forward to seeing you there.

Play Read Through

There will be a read through of several scripts I am deciding between for the OP summer production, at The Castle pub from 7.30pm on Monday 6th April. The more the merrier please so I can get your feedback and gauge interest.  We will be reading sections of:

Abigail’s Party – Mike Leigh
The Odd Couple (female version) – Neil Simon
Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling

Bring your Easter eggs for sustenance!!

See you there,

Claire WA
Chair

Farrago Tickets on sale

Rehearsals for this years Farrago, “Alors, Encore, Oh Merde!!”  are well underway.  Tickets are selling fast so dont forget to get yours!

Performances are at Brook Hall on March 5th, 6th and 7th

Tickets are priced at £15 to include supper – fish, chicken pie or a vegetarian option all served with chips.  Doors open at 7pm, bring your own drinks and glasses. Dressing up and audience participation encouraged.

Contact Brenda for tickets on 01932 841363 or via email at  b.midwinter123@btinternet.com

FARRAGO IS AN ADULT PRODUCTION AND NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG ADULTS OR THOSE EASILY OFFENDED

Calling All Farragoers

There will be a read-through and auditions for Farrago tomorrow 11th January 7.30pm in the conservatory at The Castle.

Please come along if you’re interested in enhancing the script, performing, helping back stage, covering wardrobe, set building and painting or just being involved.  Farrago is always a roller coaster ride with a lot of fun thrown in on the journey.

Danny (danny.sparkes@hotmail.co.uk) will be directing this year and we’re a little late getting the ball rolling – come along and get involved.

David Moore RIP

It is with great sadness I must inform you that David (Dave) passed away after a short final illness, on New Year’s Day.  David had been in nursing home care for some months following a severe stroke in 2014, which had left him in a very poor and uncommunicative condition.

Dave was one of our stalwart set builders and back stage supporters, and worked on many productions with us, especially at Rhoda McGaw, over the past decade. Our sympathies and condolences go to Chris, Pete, Jo and the other Moore family members.

Alan Wakefield

(Hon. President)

The Great Santa Kidnap – Tickets

This is going to be a really fun show for children, with naughty goblins, a reindeer with a weakness for cold porridge and cabbage cookies, sheep and of course Santa and his elves!  Will Santa be freed in time to deliver the presents to the children of the world?  Come see, and have some December fun!

The show is at Brook Hall, Ottershaw from the 11th – 13th December, curtain up 7.30pm, with an afternoon matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 13th

Tickets £10  (includes a free ice-cream)
Box Office: 01932 841363  (tickets@ottershawplayers.co.uk)

click here to buy tickets from our secure, online ticketing service.

For more information please see our The Great Santa Kidnap page

The Pantomime Murder – postponed

Unfortunately, the Pantomime Murder performances scheduled for 12th and 13th September at The Chobham Club have had to be cancelled.  However, the current plan is for the show to be put on at Brook Hall during 2015 where we will enjoy improved technical facilities following the current refurbishment  and the support of local audiences.

Apologies to all who were planning to attend – hopefully you will all be able to support the 2015 production and prior to that, our Christmas show, suitable for children and adults – “The Great Santa Kidnap” – on 11/12/13 December 2014 at Brook Hall.  Details to follow here shortly.

The Pantomime Murder : Tickets

Ottershaw Players are presenting  a  murder mystery, written by our own Kay Doyle, at the Chobham Club on the evenings of Friday 12th and Saturday 13th September.  Doors open at 7pm, curtain up at 7:45pm.  Tickets are now available as follows:

Tickets £12 (to include a fish, chicken pie or veggie and chips supper)
Box Office: 01932 841363  (tickets@ottershawplayers.co.uk)

For further information please see The Pantomime Murder page.

This will be a fun filled evening with the opportunity to solve the murder with supper thrown in (and very reasonably priced bar available) – come along and enjoy the show.

Pantomime Murder

Ottershaw Players will be presenting Pantomime Murder by Kay Doyle at Chobham Social Club on 11th – 13th September. Those of you who came to see or were  involved in Father Ciaran Gets A Lodger, also written by Kay, will know what to expect. But in case anyone missed that (shame on you) this a fun, light hearted script despite being centred around a cold-blooded murder.

We will be holding auditions for the play on Sunday 6th July and Tuesday 8th July at Chobham Social Club, 8:00 pm. The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday 15th July.

There are a couple of things that I should point out, just to avoid confusion later.

1. We will be performing this play at Chobham Social Club only. This is due to the refurbishment taking place at Brook Hall during the summer, which means that we cannot guarantee the availability of that venue.

2. We are staging the play rather later than is usual for a summer production. This is to avoid clashing with Woking Drama Association’s production of Oh What A Lovely War, so that our members are free to take part in that show if they would like.

3. If you are interested in auditioning for the play I would be very grateful if you could send me a quick email to confirm. This is purely so that I can get some idea of the level of interest we have.

Andrew Midson  (wilf42@gmail.com)

The play is set in a rehearsal room where the cast of an ambitious and somewhat “alternative” pantomime are gathering. Predictably the complex relationships between the cast, director and stage manager soon sees them at odds with one another until eventually it all boils over in the most deadly manner. In an attempt to prevent their dirty little secrets from being made public by a police investigation they then set about trying to uncover the identity of the murderer themselves.

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