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Read through and auditions for summer one act plays

There will be a read-through / audition evening of the Ottershaw Players summer production plays on Sunday 24th April at The Castle pub from 7.30pm
The plays chosen for the ’supper and a show’ evenings are;
Erica and Me by Alan Robinson and Up the Garden Path by Barry Blaize. Below there are plot summaries and character information.
The production dates are;
Get In – Sunday 24th July
Performances – Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July
Both plays are short one-act productions so there is the opportunity for ‘doubling’ from one play to the other.
Erica and Me;
Cast:
Simon (age non specific)
Mr Collings (Simon’s boss)
Mrs Collings
Erica 1 (a foreigner)
Erica 2 (The girl in the wig)
Erica 3 (The real blonde)
Erica 4 (The minder)
The Plot:
Simon has invited his boss and his wife to dinner to impress him.  However he feels it would be more impressive and put across a better impression if he had a girlfriend and appeared to be in a stable relationship.
His answer to the dilemma is to hire a girlfriend for the night!
As the time for his boss’s arrival draws near, ‘Erica’, the ‘girlfriend’ arrives.  However she doesn’t speak a word of English and doesn’t seem to understand why she is there.
After Mr and Mrs Collings arrive and meet Erica, the evening starts to unravel as yet more ‘Ericas’ arrive.
Up the Garden Path;
Cast:
Trevor
Susan
Natasha
Kenny
Marie
Trevor and Susan are married and Natasha is their teenage daughter.  Kenny and Marie, also married, are the neighbours. The four adults are age non-specific so there is flexibility in the casting.
The Plot:
Trevor and Susan are in their bedroom, it is late at night.  At the bedroom window Kenny and Marie appear. Marie has been on a game show and Susan was her ‘phone a friend’ choice.  Unfortunately Susan gave the wrong answer and Marie lost the chance to win £60,000. Kenny wants Trevor to pay up and threatens to call on a couple of ‘friends’ in his line of work as a low level hitman.
To add to the events of the night, Susan finds out that Natasha has been keeping marijuana plants in the airing cupboard and Trevor was party to the idea.
The summer production is to be directed by Lianne Dempsey and Claire White-Aldworth.  If you have any questions or would like to express your interest but are unable to make the readthrough / audition evening please email Lianne:  liannedempsey@yahoo.com or Claire: propsbyclaire@btinternet.com
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 24th April!!

Tickets for Tomb With A View

Tickets are now available for our Christmas production of Tomb With A View:

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…!)

The show is at Brook Hall, Ottershaw from the 10th – 12th December, curtain up 7.45pm, with an afternoon matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 12th

Tickets £10  (£8 concessions)
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  Tomb With A View page!!

AGM

Just a reminder that the 2015 AGM will be held at Brook Hall, Ottershaw on:

Sunday October 18th – 6.30pm

We hope that all our members and friends can attend.  (Only paid members are entitled to vote, but everyone is welcome)

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

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