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An Evening of One Act Plays

June 2-4, 2016

Easy Stages

Gosforth's Fête




Blue Remembered Hills

October 12-15, 2016
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2-4 June 2016

An Evening of One Act Plays


Gosforth's Fête by Alan Ayckbourn

directed by Sarah Papouis

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 as all village fetes do. However it develops into chaos and the play climaxes in 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 by Philip Ridley

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 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: Jake: Felix Sheridan, Polly: Leah Caplan, Natasha: Bethany Caplan

Carol: Rebecca Hain, Russell: Louis Johnson, Buzz: Luke Fleming

Speed: Luke Madill, Shane: Daniel Smith, Finn: Ian Churchill

Easy Stages by Nick Warburton

directed by Helen Armes

An amusing and subtle parody of the backstage goings-on of an amateur dramatic society. It centres on the difficulties during a production of Hamlet, with the stage crew struggling to play their part against 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 from show.pack@southwickplayers.org.uk

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. What could possibly go wrong?


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.
Show Meeting Monday 27th June
            at Southwick Community Centre
Auditions Sunday 3rd July
            in Players workshop at Community Centre

Put it in your diary now and don’t miss out on this exciting chance to release your inner child. We will be looking for 2 female and 5 male actors - actual ages  are flexible but we do need mature candidates as you will be playing 7-10 year olds with a degree of physicality and lack of inhibition.


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