We have a new home, now we're moving forward again!!
The cupboards are bare!
We have competed our move from St Paul's Church. Costumes have been dispersed, a lot to auctions, many sold, and 4 charities have benefited. It was heart wrenching and I should like to thank the people who helped us achieve this.
We have had our first AGM at our new base, the URC Church, West St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 3PG. The church is on the corner of Stanley Street South.
Our next meeting is on Monday 4th September - 7.30 pm at Tony & Liz's house, 40 Quantock Rd, Windmill Hill, BS3 4PF.
We will be reading our proposed One Act play - "Between Mouthfuls" by Alan Ayckbourn and discussing other items that we can put on for our Medley Evening in late November/early December.
Everyone is welcome and we would particularly welcome new members and people who would like to be part of our Crew, Backstage and Front of House (as well as people who would like to act and perform!).
If anyone has a short piece that they would like to put forward as a 'filler', please bring it (and yourself of course). If you are unable to make the meeting, please let me know.
We are also thinking of having musical interludes, so suggestions are welcomed.
This meeting will be part of our planning, so we will be looking for people who would be happy to take on roles such as producer, publicity, props, costume consultants, as well as any vital roles I have forgotten.
Christine - Chairman (0117-9772882)
Our most recent production
Avon One Act Festival, 2017 (Feb 24th/25th)
We entered "And Go to Innisfree" by Jean Lenox Toddie, directed by Christine Sargent.
Click here for further details.
Time of My Life
Our most recent full length production, in September 2016, was "Time of my Life", by Alan Ayckbourn.
Click here for further details. Avon One Act Festival 2016
We are delighted to announce that "The Arrangement", by Toby Rome,
won the Geoffrey Whitworth Award for best original script in the 2016 Avon one-act festival, performed at the Backwell Playhouse.
Jo Cross was nominated for the best actress award.
Toby is one of our more prolific writers, and was awarded second place in 2014 with "Twenty Twenty" at the same venue.
See photo at lower left of Toby being presented with the trophy by the Deputy Mayor of Cardiff, where the final was held.
Showcase Evening 2016
This was held on Friday March 18th in St Paul's Church, Coronation Rd, Southville.
The evening opened with a repeat of "The Arrangement" by Toby Rome (see above).
It was followed by the first Bristol appearance of The Second Majors Beer Band, Joe Marsden's new project, playing Bavarian Oompah style covers of modern classics.
The evening ended with a reading of one of Christine Sargent's excellent monologues, followed by a rehearsed reading of "Her Tongue" by Henry Arthur Jones.