THE ODD COUPLENext March we will be presenting Neil Simon's classic comedy, The Odd Couple. If you are interested in taking part or helping out backstage then come along to the open auditions at the Witham Public Hall on Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th December starting at 8.00pm.
The play is being presented on the 18th - 21st March and rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting in early January. To register an interest or to find out more call us on 0845 017 8717.
OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR
The audience feedback for Oh What A Lovely War has been fantastic. In this centenary year of the start of World War 1 it is fitting that the emphasis of the production was on paying tribute to those who lost their lives in this terrible conflict. That's not to say that there wasn't a great deal of humour throughout the play. We have also received praise for abandoning the traditional pierrot costumes, which probably mean nothing to most young people now, in favour of a more generic 1910s working class basic costume. In particular the colour and humour of the circus parade early in the play has been commented on.
With all of the cast taking on a multitude of roles it is impossible to pick out individuals, although Sean Stains' drill sergeant has come in for praise, as has Amanda Bedwell's rendition of 'Keep The Home Fires Burning'. In fact all of the singing was of a very presentable standard (considering we are an acting group with little experience of public singing!). This was in no small part thanks to the efforts of the Musical Director Thomas Duchan - did he really realise what he was taking on? Much praise must also be heaped on the wardrobe team of Lesley Anderson and Val Ryan and the wonderful props produced by Kris Knox-Crichton.
In March we are presenting The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. Our plays for June and November will be posted here soon.