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SOUTHWICK

PLAYERS

SPOSCARS!

Feb 20th, 7.30pm

Enjoy some great food, great company and a look back over our year as we present Southwick's very own glittering awards ceremony! Tickets £16 from Sue Gullen 01273 453347 / sue.gullen@gmail.com

- limited spaces available.

COMMUNITY THEATRE SINCE 1935

 

Show meeting/audition for our Rehearsed Play Readings will be held at 7.30 on Wednesday March 30th in the workshop (more details below).

Our Next Productions

 

An Evening of One Act Plays

June 2-4, 2016

Blue Remembered Hills

October 12-15, 2016
Showpack available soon

See How They Run

Noel Coward meets Dad's Army

in this breakneck wartime farce...

March 9-12, 2016

Tickets now on sale

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Upcoming Productions | Our next shows and booking information

9-12 March 2016

"See How They Run!"

directed by Richard Lindfield

 

Description:

Have you heard the one about the actor, the vicar’s wife, the bishop, the parish battle-axe and the German POW?

If you haven’t, then join us for an evening of delightful nonsense and mistaken identities in the Reverend Toop’s vicarage.

Will we ever find out who really “is the vicar here”?

Noel Coward meets Dads’ Army in this break-neck farce penned in 1943 by the Southwick Players’ President, Philip King,

which is as fresh and funny now as the day it was written.

And don’t forget to brush up the words for God Save The King!

 

Cast:
Kerry Williams / Penelope Toop

Neil Drew / Lionel Toop

Tobias Clay / Corporal Clive Winton

Liz Gibson / Miss Skillon

Amy Bowyer / Ida

Peter Jukes / The Bishop of Lax

Frank Horsey / The Rev. Arthur  Humphrey

Andrew Bird / The Intruder

H Reeves / Sergeant Towers

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15 April 2016 Rehearsed Play Readings

A relaxed, social opportunity to perform in or watch a one-act or short play,

open to all members. For actors, this is a great way to perform without the pressure

of long rehearsal schedules - there will just be a couple of directed  rehearsals

in the week (or so) prior to performance, and the plays will be fully acted,

though "book in hand" with minimal props and no set. We want these evenings to

become a regular event, and will be running them as a relaxed evening with

refreshments and nibbles - so it's not just participants, it's open to anyone to

be our audience - and it's free!

 

Our first presentation will be two new plays written by members:

 

"Pity" by Gary Cook

Pity is a short, quite serious drama concerning the

relationship between Katherine, an early-onset Alzheimer's

sufferer and her visiting  carer Julie. There are two female leads, playing ages 35-40 (Julie)

and mid-50s (Katherine). A third character (male, 50-55ish) is required to deliver a

tiny (but important) line or two at the end of the play - we will probably not audition

for this as such, but if anyone wants to take this on...

"Fore Play" by Ron Common

By way of contrast, Fore Play is a lighthearted look at infidelity and desire in the world

of golf. Three actors are required to play James Daltry, retired military man – aged c65;

Mary Daltry, his wife, an attractive woman aged 55 and Edward Rogers, Captain

of the Golf Club, aged 35ish.

 

In the interval between the two plays, there will be music provided by the UKULELE CONSERVATOIRE.

 

A COMBINED SHOW MEETING / RELAXED AUDITION will be held in the Workshop at 7.30 on
March 30. Email Gary or Ron for copies of the script/audition pieces.

 

Contact Ron Common 07752 401644 / roncom@ntlworld.com  for information on Fore Play, or Gary Cook gary@id-brighton.co.uk for details of Pity.

 

In future we hope to present more plays by members, as well as published pieces.

2-4 June 2016

An Evening of One Act Plays:

 

"Gosforth's Fête" by Alan Ayckbourn

directed by Sarah Papouis

 

Description:
Publican Gosforth is running the village gala. Due to a big mistake bad personal news from Milly Carter is publicised over the public-address system. Milly’s fiancé Stewart Stokes becomes extremely aggravated and drowns his sorrows with alcohol. Councillor Mrs Pearce, after the most disorganised greeting is electrocuted by the PA system. Gosforth's Fete starts like all village fetes do. However it develops into chaos and as things continue to go wrong the play climaxes to a complete disaster.

 

Cast:
Vic Moss / Gosforth

Sharon Churchill / Mrs Pearce

Terri Geal / Milly

Dan Smith / Stewart

Ron Common / The Vicar

 

Southwick Players Youth (SPY) Present
"Sparkleshark"

directed by Sally Diver

 

On a tower block roof, Jake writes fantastic stories in secret book to hide from bullies. Polly finds Jake on the roof and realizes that there is more to him than what meets the eye. Natasha joins Polly and finds her talking to a 'geek' shortly followed by Carol and the rest of the bullies. When the gang of boys actually arrive, though, everyone's in for a surprise. To save himself, Jake weaves his best story yet, so good that the gang drop their tough act and demand starring roles in the unfolding fantasy of mystery, danger, love and the final encounter with Sparkleshark.

 

Cast:
To be announced, cast from SPY


"Easy Stages" by Nick Warburton

directed by Helen Armes

 

Description:
This is an amusing and subtle parody of the backstage goings-on of an amateur dramatic society. It centres on the backstage difficulties during an amateur dramatic society's production of Hamlet, with the stage crew struggling to play their part against all the odds.

 

Cast:

Louise Yeo / Gerry
Amy Bowyer / Alice
Yvonne Fair / Patsy
Gary Sommerford / Martin

Zoe Edden / Gill
Nigel Bubloz / Sid
Carol Hatton / Kate

12-15 October 2016

"Blue Remembered Hills"

by Dennis Potter

directed by Nettie Sheridan and Gary Cook

 

Show pack and more details available soon

 

Description:
Dennis Potter's examination of memory and childhood, set in the impoverished Forest of Dean during WW2.


Children play on an endless summer afternoon in 1943; in their wild and unrestrained relationships they both mirror the adult world and highlight the timeless casual cruelty - and kindness - of children.

 

The children are all played by adults in this piece, allowing the audience to see the harsh themes of the play with no sugar coating; it holds a mirror up to our own childhood memories of carefree fun, and also shows how the repercussions of action without thought can result in tragedy.

 

Our entry in the 2016

Brighton & Hove

Arts Council Awards

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