We have taken a break from productions since This War!. Mainly because of work commitments and being involved in Croydon-based events. We may have been quiet at St Gerts, but don’t think we haven’t been busy.
A new full show is planned for the Autumn 2017, but we start with our Caboodle in February. [six directors take a random group of volunteers and put on a 10 to 30 minute performance.]
Our ‘Caboodle’ evenings were performed on the 11th and 12th of November at the church hall. The seven groups included a wonderful performance from Bugsy Malone by the ‘minicaboodlers’, with the slightly older groups staging short plays, adaptations and even a period farce. In between each of the pieces, we had songs from a number of musicals.
Seven directors were given a random selection of budding actors. From this, they could put on a piece no less than ten minutes, but no longer than 30 minutes. No group was allowed to tell any other what they were doing.
To stage the shows, we worked on creating a reasonable stage area, with tables and chairs for the audience, who brought along snacks and drinks for their evening.
With such a success behind us, we are planning more for next year.
October half term week sees a chance for new and existing members to get involved in one of many short performances.
What’s a Caboodle?
A Caboodle is a collection of 10-20 minute performances by a number of small teams. We want any budding directors to join in, take their small team of performers and put on a one act play, song, poem, or any short performance for the good of the audience. Each director will randomly select the team from a list of members, then have a few weeks to rehearse. Check back for details, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are busy organising our next set of events and shows for this year and next. With the success of This War! in February, we know how much our cast, crew and patrons are interested in what we do next.
This War! follows the lives of the Goode family, and those around them, and their efforts to adapt and cope with the challenges the war brings for each of them. While the realities of austerity, relationships and rationing test them all, their courage to dream carries them through.
The show uses a mixture of stage play, wartime musical performances, archive newsreels and original film footage to tell its story.
Wed 19th 7:30pm, Thur 20th 7.30pm, Fri 21st 7.30pm. Sat 22nd 2.30pm and 7.00pm
Parking is available at Oakwood School, but there are only limited bays and is first come, first served. Additional space can be found on St. James’ Road, or across the main road in Sylverdale Road and Lower Road. [See the map for local roads.]
We are proud to announce our new production coming in February 2014.
BoxOffice will be live in the next few days. Do come back to book your tickets.
The production centres around a family set in the second world war, and combines many songs of the time. The show uses a mixture of stage play, wartime musical performances, archive newsreels and original film footage.
The DVD of the show is nearly ready, but we thought you would like to see a few clips to keep the memory fresh. If you are interested in having a copy when it is available, please contact us at: Click here
Our secure Boxoffice is now open for purchasing tickets for Sleeping Beauty. You can use almost any credit or debit card, or your PayPal account, if you have one. [Please note that we have no access to your card details, only name and contact details for ticket allocation.]
Buy now!! Ticket price reduction until October 9th 2011.
We have thousands of promotional flyers to hand out over the next few days. Cast and crew will be drumming up business to sell tickets for the show in five weeks time. The reverse of the flyers have all of the details on ordering tickets, from our very soon to be live, secure PayPal box office, to making a call. Or if you want to keep it very simple, just fill in the form on the back and post it in or hand it to someone on the production.