dp November Update 2015
Don't leave it too late to book for our Autumn production Entertaining Angels, set in an English vicarage garden and opening next week at Davenham. Sheila Hetherington assisted by Maggie Innes direct and the cast of four women and a man are in final rehearsals. Richard Everett's play was first staged at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2006 starring Penelope Keith – Just the right sort of actress to portray the witty, sarcastic, recently widowed Grace in this very English comedy with real emotion. In Chichester, it played to a record-breaking 26,000 people in three weeks followed by a sell-out National tour.
Our production of Entertaining Angels opens Tuesday November 17th running to Saturday November 21st. Tickets are available online at http://www.danarts.org/events/davenham-players-entertaining-angels/ or from Andrea on 01606 259596 @ £9.00 each.
Whilst you are at the theatre for Entertaining Angels, you will be able to see sections of the Davenham Community Mosaic, some completed and others still being built. There will also be a special raffle held during play week in which the prize is, appropriately, a mosaic Angel! Jan Johnson and team are now holding fortnightly Mosaic workshops, the next date being Sunday 22nd November. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment and for details of session times and availability, see Facebook page The Davenham Village Mosaic Project.
Jan and her team have come up with a couple of opportunities to create and take away your own hand-worked Mosaic item. Children have already made tile-surrounded mirrors to their own individual design and the latest opportunity is a kit to make a star in mosaic – ideal for the Christmas tree!
Jazz@Davenham's next gig is in the week following Entertaining Angels on Thursday 26th November, starting at 8:00pm. For further details, see the Jazz@Davenham Facebook page or http://www.davenhamplayers.co.uk/jazz/. As always, book at firstname.lastname@example.org via email or phone Harry (01606 74502) or Dave (44253)
Denise Barry's monthly play readings recommence after Entertaining Angels on Thursday 3rd December from 7:30pm at the theatre. All welcome to come along and read or listen.
This is an ideal opportunity to try out your hand at reading if you are not sure whether or not you would like to try your hand at acting. A play reading is also an excellent way of finding out what a play actually sounds like rather than just reading to oneself.
We are always on the lookout for new people to join us, to bring new talent and new ideas to the group. Remember too, that it is not necessary to act to join us. There are 101 jobs to be done and Arthur is always in need of a hand with set building and maintenance.
We meet at the theatre at 6:00pm on Thursday 10th December prior to singing carols in locations around the village. More news later this month from organizer Mike Beddard.
Readers may know about Bob's personal connection with Prostate Cancer and a local charity who provide PSA testing for any man who turns up at the session for a £10.00 donation (to help cover the cost of the laboratory analysis). The next local session is being held at ASDA Winsford on Saturday 14th November from 10:00am to 2:00pm. All men over the age of 40 are strongly recommended to monitor their PSA which could give an early warning of Prostate Cancer.
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