Well done to all our cast and crew on a successful run of Blackadder II directed by Mark Fleeson. The NODA review and Berwick Advertiser review are available here:
Thank you to everyone involved in our recent production of Oliver! We were overwhelmed with the positive comments and feedback received. Here is a link to our review in the Berwick Advertiser:
What brilliant fun we are having rehearsing for Oliver! With such a great cast this show is shaping up to be corker!
Here are some behind the scenes pics from Monday Night’s rehearsal with both our Oliver’s, Mr Bumble, Noah, Charlotte and Mr & Mrs Sowerberry all in action …
After a huge turnout for adult auditions we are delighted to announce that the cast so far will be:
Nancy: Kirsty Jamieson
Fagin: Iain Lowson
Bill Sykes: Euan Duthie
Mr Bumble: Steve Sadler
Widow Corney: Sandra Storey
Mr Sowerberry: Bill Shardlow
Mrs Sowerberry: Nicola Foggan
Charlotte: Sarah Rooney
Noah: Cameron Robertson
Mrs Bedwin: Val Sanders
Old Sal: Kathryn Curry
Rose seller: Lynn Ireland
Strawberry seller: Dilys Guthrie
Knife Grinder: Cameron Robertson
What a line up! Am sure you’ll be as excited to see them all on stage at the Maltings from 3 – 7 May as we are!! Tickets are on sale now!!
Lisa Summers & Laura Catterall
As we move on to our next production it is time to say a huge thank you to all who were involved in Journey of a Lifetime. There are as always too many to thank individually on here but you all know who you were and we are grateful for all the time and effort you put in to making this a fabulous show.
Members of the society, Georgina Faed, Lynn Ireland and Bobby Hanlon, thoroughly enjoyed performing a selection of songs from Les Miserables alongside Jimmy Cricket and his lovely wife May Marion on Sunday 17th July in the Henry Travers Studio at The Maltings. Jimmy’s humour went down a storm to a very appreciative audience and our trio sounded great. For a clip visit our Facebook page.
9 to 5!! Whisking from one show to another, we have finalised first rehearsal and audition dates for our next musical 9 to 5!
First meeting/sing through: Wednesday 21st October 7 pm East Ord Hall. Open Auditions: Wednesday 28th October The Maltings (time to be confirmed). Break for cast to familiarise themselves with the script and songs. First rehearsal: Wednesday 18th November. Cote d’Ivoire As you can imagine, we are rather busy Hi-de-Hi-ing at the moment but an email will be sent about this asap. Please spread the word to those not on facebook. As usual, all are welcome and we love to see new faces..
A great night was had by all at the NODA awards ceremony last Saturday – huge congratulations to Maddy Cawthorn on her Rising Star award for her performance as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (of course we were lucky enough to have two outstanding Dorothys as Georgina Faed, our other Dorothy, had already previously won an award) and to the director, Lisa Summers, back stage crew, helpers and cast for their contribution to Best Production Award. A big well done to Bill Shardlow too for his runner up award as ‘The Cowardly Lion’. If only there had been an animal award for our two amazing Totos! Well done to all the other nominees and winners too one of whom was another local favourite, Jonathan Scott of Spittal Variety Group who won the individual performance award for his portrayal of Wishee Washee in Aladdin. Congratulations everyone!
Dear Members and Supporters,
We are extremely pleased to tell you that our 2016 show will be 9 to 5: The Musical.
Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world.
9 To 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.
Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?
This is a first for us and a first for the area as the rights to perform it at an amateur level have only just been released.
Our Executive Committee would like to invite anyone interested in being part of the Production Team to please check their emails as details on how to be involved have just been sent out.
If you are not on our email list, let us know.
To hear a taster of the songs click on the following link: