Paulette's Summer 2015 Newsletter


A reminder for those of you who remember her, Jessie Harper's memorial is at Davenham Church on Monday next 24th August at 12 noon. Jessie was a founder member of the Players and chairman for some time.


After the success of our recent collaborative event with Moulton Drama Group with the One- Act plays in July, we are taking a well earned break for a week or two while we regroup and consider the forthcoming programme. The one act plays were well received, although audiences were not as full as in the winter months. The varied programme had something for everyone and was a valuable exercise in getting to know and work with another drama group. We would like to thank MDG for joining us in this project.


The Mosaic Project is going on apace and Jan Johnson has been running various workshops for people to get involved. The work so far is looking amazing and Jan is always open to offers of help. The next workshop is Sunday 30th August from 12 to 4pm. Just go along to Jan’s house next door to the theatre and enjoy! For up-to-date mosaic news, see the mosaic Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheDavenhamVillageMosaicProject 


Denise Barry is going to hold monthly play readings starting on Thursday 9th September then after it will be the first Thursday in the month. It is hoped to keep these going even when a play is in rehearsal as it an ideal opportunity to familiarise ourselves with a wide range of plays and to read for pleasure without the pressure of an audition!


Sheila Hetherington, from Moulton, is going to direct our Autumn play. It is to be ‘Entertaining Angels’ by Richard Everett and the audition is Thursday 27th August. The play is to be performed w/b 12th October

A summary of the play from Sheila…..

As a clergy wife Grace has spent a life time on her best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband, Bardolph, she is enjoying the new found freedom to do and say  exactly as she pleases. The return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage. With sharp tongued probing wit, this play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all, or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?

The play offers 5 great character roles for 4 females and 1 male [ages F: 2x 60’s  1x30-40 1x 20-30 and M: 60’s ] Obviously as the rehearsal period is short, people would need to be willing to earn lines early.
We will also need a prompt, for one month before and during the play; a props team and someone to oversee costumes please. 
If anyone has a burning desire to direct in the future, Sheila is happy for them to be an assistant. 


So - get those diaries out for forthcoming events…… 

Thursday 27th August Audition for ‘ Entertaining  Angels’ 7.30pm

Sunday 30th August 12-4pm Mosaic workshop

Thursday 3rd September AGM 7.30pm A chance to air your views . After the meeting there will be a slide show of this year’s plays and some light refreshments.

Saturday 5th September 7.30pm -an invitation to Moulton Drama Group’s Cabaret evening. There is no charge and people will be performing ‘turns’. There will also be a Faith supper. BYO drink. Please let Sheila know if you are attending on…..      sheila.playon@wobble1.plus.com

Jazz dates Thursday 24th September, Thursday 29th October, Thursday 26th November and Friday 11th December. See http://dsp-davenham.blogspot.co.uk/p/jazz.html

Week Beginning 12th October Our Autumn production ‘Entertaining Angels’ by Richard Everett

Friday 23rd October An evening with Chris Bannister at Davenham. Tickets £10 from 01606 259596 or www.danarts.org

Week Beginning 23rd November Moulton Drama Group play week Neighbourhood Watch by Alan Ayckbourn - see http://www.mdg.org.uk/

Saturday 23rd January 2016 Musical evening with Ailsa and John Booth at our theatre 23rd Jan 2016

That’s all for now folks. Hope this finds you all well and eager to start the new season at THE DAVENHAM PLAYERS !!!!


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