It’s almost that time again! The group is in full rehearsal for our two one-act plays, ‘Albert’ by Janice Sampson and Plan B! by Robert Scott, and things really are going well. The two casts have been rehearsing separately, on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are yet to see each other ‘in action’, apart from our new member, Erika Notman, who has a part in both plays! Both plays are being directed by me with Greta McManus as Assistant Director. I hope that you have put the dates in your diary!! The plays will be performed from Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th November. As usual, the evening will start at 7.30pm and we shall be serving refreshments and holding a raffle every evening. For ticket enquiries, please contact Dorothy Surtees on 0798 996 0014.
The first play, Albert by Janice Sampson, has a cast of five; Paul Puttnam plays the title role of Albert, Dorothy Surtees plays his sister Sandra, Donna Gunn is his daughter Jennifer, Russell Webster plays his grandson Robert and Erika Notman plays Gwendoline. You’ll have to come along to the play to see what her relationship is to Albert!!! Before flying out to Sacramento to visit his ailing brother, Albert leaves a recording of a few confessions in case something happens to him. There has been a plane crash, and Albert’s valedictory address is watched by his grieving sister, daughter and grandson, who learn a few surprising things, but are in for an even bigger surprise! If any of you came along to see our production of Bill back in May 2016, Janice Sampson wrote that too!
The second play, Plan B! by Robert Scott, has Erika playing Susan, Ron Berry as her husband Richie and Gillian Bowler playing Belinda. Richie’s had a bit of an accident while preparing the anniversary dinner, and he and Susan are now waiting in the A&E department of their local hospital. Susan is more than a little disappointed, but maybe some words from the eccentric Belinda might help?
Both plays are comedies and are guaranteed to have you leaving the theatre in a very happy mood. Add to that a glass of wine and a win on the raffle and you’ll have the perfect evening out!
For those people who are new to the town, here is a reminder of where The Old Chapel is. It is situated on Chapel Street, a turning off the High Street, almost opposite Hair Design by Wayne. Gamble’s Funeral Directors is on the corner. There is a free car park next to the Chapel and plenty of other free parking nearby.
Don’t forget that our website is now live!!!!! There is all sorts of information on there and it’s well worth a look. Our website address is www.qttheatregp.co.uk and our email address is [email protected]. Also don’t forget that we have a dedicated phone line too – 0738 859 3913.
We always need new members, not only as actors but also to help with backstage work, props, lighting and sound, etc. If anyone is interested in joining the group, or would like further information, please feel free to contact Gill Bowler on the above number or me on 0770 287 9006 or, alternatively, email us! Or why not just pop in on a rehearsal night? We’ll always be pleased to see you and you’ll be able to see, first hand, what we are about. And also get a sneak preview of the plays, of course!
Judith Latham – Chairperson, QT Theatre Group