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Newsletter Archives – October 2007

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Welcome to Leaf Fall edition of the Newsletter, which has been slightly adjusted to ensure its timely arrival, mainly in terms of length (though some of you may find this an improved service).  Most importantly, however, it contains full details of how to secure your ringside seat at the Autumn production and looks forward, with barely a pause for breath, to the One Act Play Festival entry.

Autumn Production, 22nd – 24th November, 7:30pm

Yes, the long wait is over – the box office for King Lear is now open!  You can contact Jill by phone (01442 832770), E-mail or in person at the Memorial Hall on Sunday 28th October between 10 and 11 only.  Please make cheques payable to the Bovingdon Players or bring along the exact money if possible.  Tickets are £8 or £6 concessions.  Please note that the play contains scenes which make it unsuitable for children.

Director Lionel Elton is busily knocking his (occasionally fluid) cast into shape and we’ve largely got the hang of all that unfamiliar language, so the audience should have a fighting chance of knowing what’s going on!  As well as the well-known gory bits of the play there is a lot of other family drama and some steamy scenes, so we think you will be well entertained.

As always we would appreciate any backstage or front-of-house help you can offer on one or more nights.  Because of the length of the play the start is earlier than usual, and the finish later, so we are seeking hands to make light work of the set-up and strike each night.  Please reply to this E-mail to volunteer if you can make tea, hold a piece of wood or work out the change from a five pound note. 

We’d also like to hear from you if you can stand around on a stage and be despatched on the odd errand, because it would be nice to have a few more non-speaking actors – it seems even King Lear  suffered from the “servant problem”, so if you are interested in the glory of a brief appearance without having to learn any lines, get in touch!

If you can put up posters anywhere please pop along to the Hall any Wednesday night and collect some – the flyer attached shows what they look like.  (Do forward the flyer to everyone who hasn’t put you on their “blocked” list!)  If you can’t make it in person, let me (Penny) know and we will find a way to get some to you.

Play Reading: After Magritte (2008 One Act Play Festival entry), Thursday 6th December, 8.30pm, Bovingdon Memorial Hall

Director Liz Lewis extends this invitation:

A date has been arranged to introduce you to our entry into the All England Theatre Festival.  This will be an informal reading of the one-act play just to familiarise you with the story and characters in advance of the Audition (09.01.08).

I know it’s hard to think about new plays when we are in the middle of rehearsals for a major production, but please come along to the play reading – you may be inspired and your support will be appreciated.  Don’t get into the after-Christmas, winter, nothing-on-the-TV depression, get involved with this exciting project instead!  All welcome – actors and backstage crew, new and old members, experienced and beginners.

For more details of the play and the festival experience or if you are unable to make this date but would like to read a script, you are welcome to call me (Liz) (01442 216557) or catch me at the King Lear rehearsals.


Christmas Curry

Many of you will remember the highly successful evening last year when the biggest take-away in Bovingdon was delivered to the festively decked out Parish Rooms.  The AGM-ers thought it would be great to repeat the evening as it gave everyone a good chance to mingle, and we hope to do so once everyone has recovered from the play.  Will you volunteer to organise this year’s event?  Please get in touch and help make this year’s Christmas get-together even better.

Details of the curry (hopefully) will be available in the next Newsletter, and we look forward to seeing you at the play!!