The next production at Davenham is a joint one with our friends at Moulton Drama Group and will be a series of one-act plays each one produced by one of the two groups.
Moulton's contribution is Calling Time - a Comedy by Derek Webb, a One Act play with four separate sections, with bookends, all depicting meetings in a pub. The titles of Moulton's four sections are:-
· Goodbye Simon - directed by Sheila Hetherington
· What’s Yours? - directed by Annie Makepeace
· Mr Critchley, isn’t it?- directed by Sheila Hetherington
· Who’s Joe? - directed by Annie Makepeace
Davenham's contributions are four individual pieces all directed by Paulette Anderson, the first two of which are monologues:-
· Saying it with Flowers by Christine Furnivall
· Manny's Party by Geoff Saunders
· plus a two-hander Lost by Tony Moore and lastly...
· a short play for five people What's for Pudding? by David Tristram
Tickets cost £8.00 at either venue and all eight plays will be presented at 7:30pm on the following evenings.
Thursday 16th July - Saturday 18th July at Davenham Theatre
59 Church Street, Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 8NF. Tickets online from http://www.danarts.org/events/one-act-play-festival--davenham/ or by phone on 01606 259596
Thursday 23rd July - Saturday 25th July at Moulton Village Hall
Moulton Village Hall, Main Road CW9 8PB. Tickets online from http://www.danarts.org/events/one-act-play-festival--moulton/ or by phone on 01606 594178
Barbara Crellin is holding an audition for the play Quartet by Ronald Harwood on Thursday 9th July 2015 7:30pm. The cast is four people of retirement age. Barbara intends to present the play this coming Autumn.
Quartet is a comedy play about aging opera singers set in a retirement home for musicians. Three elderly former opera singers, Reginald, Cissy and Wilfred, who often worked together, are sitting on the terrace. They are about to be joined by newcomer Jean, a major star in her day and to whom Reginald was unhappily married. A gala concert is shortly to take place at the retirement home to celebrate the birthday of renowned Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi. Three of the four are keen to recreate the third act quartet from Rigoletto and one isn't !
Reginald - quiet, serious
Wilfred - jovial, talks about sex a lot
Cissy - Sweet, slightly daffy
Jean - rather a diva - has been a great soprano.
Barbara is keen to hear as many potential actors as possible. If in doubt, come, come along and read the play. You can phone Barbara with any questions about the play and audition on 01606 41461.
The Cheshire Theatre Guild annual awards ceremony is on the evening of Wednesday 15th July at the Club Theatre Altrincham. Tickets are £5.00; please let Paulette Anderson know ASAP (01606 79779) and she will book them. Nominations come out at noon on Monday 21st June. See http://www.cheshiretheatreguild.org/ for details.
Jazz@davenham is currently in summer recess until the first gig of the new season in September 2015 when Amy Roberts will be playing. Meanwhile, any enquiries should be directed to email@example.com or by phone to Harry on 01606 74502 or Dave on 01606 44253.
After much hard work by Jan Johnson and some fantastic advice from Pam Beddard, a funding application was submitted to ACE (Arts Council England) at the start of June. ACE have confirmed that the application fits their eligibility criteria and a decision as to whether we will receive a grant should be received within six weeks of the application. Some work has been done on a trial area of mosaic for planning purposes, but the serious work will start in mid-July.
Graham Hough is inviting all Davenham members to his annual Barbecue on Saturday 4th July. If you wish to come, please let Graham know as he needs to know numbers for food preparation.