Saturday 17 February, 2pm & Sunday 18 February, 2pm
Set in Salford England 1960s: Jo, a seventeen-year-old working class girl, and her mother, Helen, who is presented as crude and sexually indiscriminate. Helen leaves Jo alone in their new flat after she begins a relationship with her rich lover, Peter. At the same time Jo begins a romantic relationship with Jimmy, a black sailor. He proposes marriage but then goes to sea, leaving Jo pregnant and alone. She finds lodgings with a homosexual acquaintance, Geoffrey, who assumes the role of surrogate father. Helen returns after leaving her lover and the future of Jo’s new home is put into question.
| Required cast:
Helen Female, mid to late forties
Helen and Jo: preferably northern English (Manchester)
18 May to 2 June 2018
|For more information,
please contact the director,Steve Wright:
phone 444-7673 or 021-978-428
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|To request a copy of the script for perusal,
please email email@example.comIf you would like to audition, even if you can’t make one of the advertised times,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Torbay Theatre are looking for young actors (aged c.15-25) and crew for their production of Aristophanes’s The Frogs : A Modern Adaptation by Don Zolidis.
They will be held at the Gate Theatre (behind Torbay shops). Rehearsals will run over the summer break from late December to late January.
The play is a satire, a hilarious and scathing look at highbrow and lowbrow art, in which Dionysus, God of Wine and Poetry, attempts to raise the level of public discourse. He seeks to retrieve Shakespeare from the underworld and give him his own HBO series. Will Hercules, Jane Austen, and Charon the ferryman help or hinder them in their travels through Hades? And how will they escape after they are captured by a chorus of reality-television-loving demon frogs?
For more details or expressions of interest,
Contact Jonathan on 0277480828 or at email@example.com or Daphne at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s that time of the year again – time for Torbay Theatre’s annual children’s show, an event much-loved by many Torbay families.
This year’s show, The Apprentice’s Quest is the sequel to last Year’s exciting Enchanted Cave Bring the little ones along to see whether naughty Geezer will ever make the grade as an enchanter. Perhaps Spike will manage to prevent Geezer and his loyal friends, Stacey and Trixie, completing the quest in time!
Come celebrate Midwinter and shake off any collywobbles!
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO COME TO THE AID OF THE PARTY!!!!!
Please send Jacqué or Lynette your items – a title and who’s in it, at this stage.
Usual format: Get your items to us, preferably well in advance but at least by Friday Night, the Eve of the Club Night.
Be funny, be musical, be soulful, be anything you like, so long as it’s short – TEN MINUTES MAX!!!!
We may or may not be able to organise a rehearsal on the stage or in the Gate Theatre on the Friday night or Saturday afternoon.
The hall is generally open Saturday night from about 5pm so put your name down for a rehearsal between 5 and 7pm if you like.
Of course, as always, we needs LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS!!! both BEFORE and AFTER!
To carry bowls, distribute chips and nuts, fill jugs, set up tables, (not necessarily in that order!!!!)
and then of course, to re-carry everything back to the Gate kitchen, load the dishwasher, rinse bowls, wipe benches, clear tables, sweep, stack chairs for church next day etc, –
again, not necessarily in that order!
Last time we had a bevy of cheerful teens and other yoof who made the task a breeze – could I ask for as many as possible to turn up early again, from say 6pm, or as close to that as possible,
AND! to spend ten minutes after the show to get it all cleared up – which, hopefully, allows a little time and energy for those who want to to gather round the piano for a jolly good sing-song.
And DON’T FORGET YOUR $2-EACH AT THE DOOR!!!!!
Performers, audience, hangers-on, helpers – we all need to contribute to cover the hall hire and snacks.
We ONLY JUST manage to cover costs for these fantabulous evenings, so please make sure that you toss that little $2 coin into the basket.
(Of course, no-one’s stopping you adding a bit more if you’re feeling extra-generous, but no-one’s asking you to either).
Will Geezer pass the test?
Torbay Theatre is calling for auditions for our annual July holiday production for children.
WHERE: The Gate Theatre, next to the Torbay Community Hall
WHEN: Sunday 4 June at 2.00pm
and Monday 5 June at 7.30pm
PLEASE NOTE: The previsuly advertised auditions on Monday 5 June at 7.30 pm have been cancalled
The play, written once again by our own very talented Sophia Burton, is a sequel to last year’s “The Enchanted Cave”, and will involve some of the same characters.
Geezer, now a reformed character, is on a quest, and he needs the help of Trixie and Stacey. Will they help him after he was so naughty last year?
Performances will be in the second week of the July school holidays, around 19-21 July.
Rehearsals will be on one weekday evening 7-9pm, and one weekend afternoon – times to be finalised with the cast. There will be additional daytime rehearsals during the first week of the school holidays.
List of characters:
Geezer – a boy on a mission. He is a reformed character.
Stacey – a girl who is persuaded to help him.
Trixie – an elfin creature who is also persuaded to help in the quest.
Spike – an extremely wicked creature whose main aim is to prevent Geezer succeeding.
A talking tree – could be boy or girl.
Guards 1 & 2 – could be boys or girls
Jewel keeper – girl
Craftsman – male (any age)
Enchantress – female (any age)
Plus a company of children. Other characters will be selected from the company.
If you would like to take part and cannot attend the auditions, ring Jill Reid 09 473 3095, or Daphne Goddard 473 7494
AMANDA PRYNNE – JENNY WHISKEN
VICTOR PRYNNE – CAMPBELL ELLISON
SYBIL CHASE – MELISSA WILLIAMS-POPE
ELYOT CHASE – SCOTT HAYDEN
LOUISE, the French Maid – NIKI SMITH, ELIZABETH MANDENO OR PHILIPPA MANDENO
The remaining performances are:
Wednesday 7 June, 8.00 pm
Thursday 8 June, 8.00 pm
Friday 9 June, 8.00 pm
Saturday 10 June, 8.00 pm
Sunday 11 June, 2.00 pm (matinée)
CLUB NIGHT – 25 March 2017 from 7.30 pm
Torbay Community Hall
Here is a chance for anybody to find out what it’s like to be on the other side of the footlights. Come along to entertain and be entertained with dance, song, skits, games and theatre.
Non-members are warmly welcome for a taster of what we do – and maybe you would like to join! If you’ve never been, come prepared for an evening of highly entertaining edification and silliness.
Please email us or contact Lynette on 478 7911 or Jacqué on 473 5454 if you’d like to contribute a short skit, song, poem, or anything entertaining, or if you’d like to offer yourself as an actor in someone else’s skit. We’d like a little advance notice, maybe a title to put on a preliminary programme, so we can aim to balance the evening a little.
Rehearsal is up to you or as arranged (we often manage a run for anyone wanting/needing it the night before or in the afternoon on the day). Watch your email/Facebook for details closer to the day. Absolute maximum length 10 minutes, the shorter the better.
Entry $2.00 EACH for both performers and audience. Juice and nibbles will be provided. BYO drinks.
For more info, please email us or contact Lynette or Jacqué.
We are pleased to announce that Torbay Theatre has received 9 nominations in 8 categories for the 2016 Auckland Community Theatre Trust Awards.
Best Properties Design
•Valerie Langford, Marigold Morphy & Raquel Morla – The Gondoliers
Best Set Design
•Anne Rimmer – The Gondoliers
Best Lighting Design
•Jonathan McDonald and Kyle Perwick – The Gondoliers
Best Stage Management
•Emilia Burton – The Gondoliers
Best Female in a Minor Role
•Niki Smith – (Vittoria) The Gondoliers
Best Male in a Supporting Role
•Dragan Atanasov – (Don Alhambra) The Gondoliers
•Robert Campion – (Rough) Gaslight
Best Female in a Supporting Role
•Christina McDonald – (Casilda) The Gondoliers
•The cast of The Gondoliers
The awards dinner will be held on Saturday 18 March at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.