We will be holding auditions for our autumn production, Blackadder Goes Forth, on May 21st and 24th, 7.30pm at Jays Green. For more information please contact Dawn Briggs – email@example.com.
Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, and directed by Steve Askew, with music by Eileen Ryan, A Bunch of Amateurs tells the story of fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel (played by Roy Goodwin), who arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers.
Featuring a very strong cast, including Grant Filshill, Roz Morgan, Barry Givens, Sara Curtis and Juliet Lloyd, and newcomer to Harleston Players Amelie Geddis, the production was a great success, much enjoyed by enthusiastic audiences. Comments on facebook included: “Really enjoyed the show. Great Fun. Congratulations to all involved!” and “Saw this last weekend; it was brilliant!”
Directed by Tony Winn
Half of Bolligrew island is ravaged by a dragon – the other half dominated by the corrupt Baron and his bully boy sidekick Blackheart. The church has been destroyed, the peasants downtrodden and the court is rigged. In comes our somewhat inept but moral hero Sir Oblong Fitz Oblong. Can he restore order, rebuild the church, thwart the Baron AND kill the dragon? If only he had a talking magpie to help …..
Tickets for Around the World in 80 Days are now on sale at Harleston Pet Stores, priced £9 (£7 concessions), and by phoning 01379 852845. The performances are at Archbishop Sancroft High School on Friday 26th January (7.30pm), Saturday 27th January (2.30pm and 7.30pm), Friday 2nd February (7.30pm) and Saturday 3rd February (2.30pm and 7.30pm).
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 80 days. Accompanied by his hot-blooded French manservant, Fogg must overcome storms, kidnapping, natural disasters, Sioux attacks and Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard, to win his extraordinary wager. “This will be fast paced and exciting,” says director David Cumming, “girdling the world, crossing continents, travelling by train, steamship, sailing boat, sledge and even elephant.”
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.
“This will be a fast paced, exciting show, girdling the world, crossing continents, travelling by train, steamship, sailing boat, sledge and even elephant,” says the director, David Cumming. Performances are on January 26th and 27th and February 2nd and 3rd at Archbishop Sancroft High School. Tickets, priced £9 (£7 concessions) are on sale at Harleston Pet Stores or by phoning 01379 852845.