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New events for 2017

New events for 2017

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.]

We hope you are willing to come and join in.

Caboodle success!

Caboodle success!

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.

Caboodle in the Autumn

Caboodle in the Autumn

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: sgtheatrecompany@btconnect.com

This War!

This War!

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.

Venue: Oakwood School, 59 Godstone Road, Purley CR8 2AN.

Wed 19th 7:30pm, Thur 20th 7.30pm, Fri 21st 7.30pm. Sat 22nd 2.30pm and 7.00pm

Parking
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.]

Please note: Click for Godstone Road restrictions advice

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the curtain goes up. Refreshments will be available for purchase before the show and during the interval. Recommended for children 8 and up.

This War! – A new production

This War! – A new production

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.

Our secure credit card boxoffice is now available

Our secure credit card boxoffice is now available

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.

Flyers to promote our show

Flyers to promote our show

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.

Sleeping Beauty audition call

Sleeping Beauty audition call

We are opening the auditions to a number of Catholic parishes for this year’s pantomime. Auditions will be held on the following dates:

Saturday 11th June 6pm – 9pm – Dance audition
Sunday 12th June 4pm – 5.30pm – Singing audition
Sunday 12th June 4pm – 5.30pm – 9pm – Acting audition

Full audition information will be available here shortly, alternatively, please contact us to register your interest, and we will send you a full audition information sheet and list of characters.

Bex on: 07958 527847 or Liz on: 07814 020622
Or email us at: stgertrudespantomime@btconnect.com

Download the current flyer

Sleeping Beauty Auditions flyer

To download the PDF to your computer, right click the link above and select Save from the menu. Mac users need to hold down the control key and click the link above.