Enthusiasm is a plenty
We are pleased to announce that several people came forward to direct productions and we have been blown away with their enthusiasm and ideas . We could in fact have come up with a programme of productions for the next five years!
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To follow our proposed productions together with a short description and information with regard to directors etc.
Whose Life is It Anyway? by Brian Clark
November 22 – 24, 2018 at Lagoa Auditorium
Director Paul Kloegman
This play won the Olivier award for best new play in 1978 and The Tony Award on Broadway the following year. Set in a hospital room, the action revolves around Claire Harrison, a sculptor by profession, who was paralysed from the neck down in a car accident and is determined to be allowed to die. Clark presents arguments both in favour of and also opposing euthanasia and to what extent government should be allowed to interfere in the life of a private citizen. In portraying Claire as an intelligent woman with a useless body, she leaves the audience with conflicting feelings about her desire to end her life. The play deals with a serious and achingly painful issue in a touching and funny and most importantly honest way.
Ladies’ Day by Amanda Whittington
March 2019 at Lagoa Auditorium
Director Angela Theobold
Cast: 4 Females, 6 males
Read through (cheese and wine social evening) October 10 at 7.30pm, Lagoa Bombeiros NB audition pieces will be made available at the read through
Auditions October 17 from 7.30pm Lagoa Bombeiros
Northern accents and a little bit of singing ability would come in handy, auditions will be held individually not in a group.
For the fish filleting foursome; Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda, work love and life are just one hard slog but, as Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot is relocated to York their luck may be about to change. Out go the hairnets and wellies and on go the frocks and fascinators as the girls head off to the races for a flirt, flutter, fun and of course bubbly. If their luck holds they could hit the jackpot and more besides!
A Bench In The Sun by Ron Clark
June 2019, a studio production theatre to be confirmed
Director Jim Landis
Cast: 1 Female, 2 Males
An uproarious and endearing tribute to the joys and tribulations of ageing.
– Broadway World
Part “Grumpy Old Men,” part “The Odd Couple,” the script is rich with one liners, tender moments, musings about the seasons and the sacrifices one makes in life, and reflections on the way the world is changing. Mel Brooks calls the play “very wise, very moving, but most of all, very funny.”
Joined at their arthritic hips, lifelong friends Burt and Harold are residing at Valley View Gardens – where there is no valley, no view, and not much in the way of a garden. They spend their days bickering about nearly everything. When retired actress Adrienne Bliss moves in and decides to join the duo on their bench in the sun, a heated rivalry develops as the pair vie for Adrienne’s attentions.
The Wizard of Oz
October 2019, theatre to be confirmed
Director Karen Barroso
Cast: A lot!
We will be taken on a magical adventure being led along the Yellow Brick Road in this new version of the enchanting tale full of magic and fantasy, good and evil, and above all friendship. Packed with classic characters and songs, The Wizard of Oz will deliver the quality our audiences have come to expect with singing, dancing, lots of laughs and some tears.
So, click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires.
Quartet by Ronald Harwood
March 2020, theatre to be confirmed
Director Paul Kloegman
Cast: 2 Females, 2 Males
Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and poignant play by the author of Another Time, The Dresser and Interperters that premiered at the Albery Theatre, London. The film version with Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins and Tom Conti was a massive box office hit.