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The first auditions for Harleston Players’ January 2018 show ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ will take place on Tuesday 26 September at Jays Green, Harleston.
The play, adapted from the Jules Verne book by local playwright Eileen Ryan, tells the story of Phileas Fogg and his crazy bet to travel around the world in just 80 days.
Breaking the orderly routine of his daily life, the coolheaded Englishman and his hot-blooded French manservant Passepartout immediately set off for Dover. They must overcome storms, kidnappings, natural disasters, Sioux attacks and Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard – who believes Fogg has robbed the Bank of England – to win this extraordinary wager. In a race against time, Phileas Fogg can’t afford to lose his cool.
David Cumming, the director, said, “This will be a fast paced, exciting show, girdling the world, crossing continents, travelling by train, steamship, sailing boat, sledge and even elephant. If you are keen to be involved in this show, there is a large selection of parts so do come along to the auditions.”
Auditions will be at Jays Green, Harleston, on:
Tuesday 26 September 14 – adult 8pm
Sun 1 October 14 – adult 2 – 4pm
Tue 3 October (Call back if required) 7 – 10pm
For more information contact David Cumming on 07947 318297
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This production has been kindly supported by Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund.
Our next production will be ‘Fallen Angels’ by Noel Coward, to be directed by Dawn Briggs. Auditions take place on Monday 5th and Thursday 8th June from 7.30 – 10pm at Jays Green Community Centre, Harleston – all welcome!
There are roles for 3 males and 3 females – entailing ‘strenuous physical theatre’, according to our producer! It’s a comedy but not a farce. Performances in October. Rehearsals will be on Monday and Thursday evenings – start date to be confirmed soon.
Publishers, Samuel French, write of the play: ‘Best friends now happily married to others, Julia and Jane both once counted the dashing Frenchman Maurice as their lover. Guess who’s back in town and requesting the pleasure of the ladies’ company? Coward at his inimitable best, the story is a champagne cocktail of wit and charm.’
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Treasure Island (Jan/Feb 2016), especially to director Meryl Raines, for winning the NODA Eastern Region (District 6) award for Best Play. This is a fantastic achievement, and the second year in succession that Harleston Players have won this award. Meryl received the award on behalf of Harleston Players at the annual award ceremony in April 2017.
We are very sorry to report that the Youth Drama production of the Jungle Book has had to be cancelled, due to unforeseen circumstances. The cast are nevertheless continuing to build their acting skills, through a series of drama workshops led by Tony Winn. Tony, who appeared as one of the Ladykillers in our recent adult production, and has worked with youth theatre in Essex, will also be directing our next youth production in the autumn, so the workshops are a great way for him to get to know the group.