|Our last production ... A Double Bill of Comedy|
by Neil Simon
Director, Carol Williamson will hold an Audition Reading for this Neil Simon classic comedy
at Grange Institute
on Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7.30pm
For production in late October 2018
A Double Bill of Comedy Thu 26th, Fri 27th and Sat 28th October 2017
Green Forms Doris and Doreen are comfortably installed in an obscure department of a large organization. On a normal day they keep busy by flirting with nice Mr. Tidmarsh in Appointments or pursuing their feud over a plug with Mr. Cunliffe in Personnel. This is not a normal day. Someone has an eye on them and a shadow is falling across their tranquil lives. Are they about to be fired? The Allergic Audience Aspiring actress Pandora is resting at the moment (a permanent state for her), and has volunteered to run front of house in a small theatre where she encounters Barbara, the regular front of house manager. The show is ‘At Home with Charlotte’, a ghastly, historically inaccurate portrayal of Charlotte Bronte. 'The Allergic Audience' was first performed at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim.
|FUTURE PLAY READINGS – DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES Grange Drama will hold play readings on the following dates: March 15, 2018 – Thursday 'The Pitmen Painters' (Act II) by Lee Hall. Led by Margaret McDonagh. Also, 'The Fifteen Minute Hamlet' by Tom Stoppard. Led by Deborah Powell. April 18, 2018 – Wednesday - Four plays for future recording May 10, 2018 – Thursday 'California Suite', Audition Reading led by Carol Williamson All readings will be at Grange Institute at 19:30. We have alternated Wednesday and Thursday to accommodate as many people as possible.||
The Pitmen Painters
by Lee Hall
A group of miners in northern England taking an art appreciation class start experimenting with paint and soon build an astonishing body of work that makes them the unlikeliest of art world sensations. The action of the play takes place in Ashington, Newcastle upon Tyne, London and Edinburgh. An arresting and hilarious salute to the power of individual expression and the collective spirit. The Pitmen Painters is a moving and timely look at art, class and politics.
It is an inspiring story of what happens when working class labourers, or any disenfranchised group, are exposed to the arts and have the opportunity to realise their potential. The actions takes place between 1934 – 1947. Most of the characters are based on real people, and age through the piece.
The Pitmen Painters
GEORGE BROWN : age 40 - 60's. Leader of the group, he is a stickler on detail, bossy and the labour representative. OLIVER KILBOURN : age 30 - 40's. Thoughtful. He becomes the most famous and accomplished of the miner – artists. JIMMY FLOYD : age 40 - 60's. He is a regular hard working bloke. Timid, curious and always surprised by life. YOUNG LAD : 20's. Youthful, eager to find regular work down the pit and wants to find out where he fits in. HARRY WILSON : age 45 - 60. During WW1 he was gassed at the Somme and is unable to work as a miner. He is a dental engineer and is a Marxist. ROBERT LYON : age 40 - 55. A British painter and art teacher, is upper class, unintentionally self-involved and elitist. SUSAN PARKS : age 20's. An earnest young art student and a life model in her late 30's ( very brief nudity ) HELEN SUTHERLAND : age 40 - 50. A wealthy and cultured woman, posh, beautiful and well-meaning. An influential patron of the arts. BEN NICHOLSON : age 30 - 40. A famous young British artist who helped found the St Ives Artist Colony.
Upcoming Local Shows
Kendal Gilbert & Sullivan Society (KADGASS)
by W.S.Gilbert an A. Sullivan
in Victoria Hall, Grange over Sands
Sat 17th March 2018 at 7.30pm
Tickets Stalls £10, Balcony £12
Children/Students £5(Also in Kendal Town Hall 14th to 16th March 2018)
The Marshal's Theatre Company
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
in Cartmel Priory
From 5th to 8th September 2018 at 7.30pm
Auditions 13th and 20th January 2018
Contact Sandra Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.