The Assembly Women, by Aristophanes, directed by Annie Bowie
13-17 November 2018, Studio 31.
Politics? The economy? Women gossiping about how much better a job they could make of it than men? What’s new?! Well nothing perhaps – apart from the fact that 2400 years ago a Greek writer gave them a go at it!
First performed in 392 BCE, Aristophanes presents us with an Athens that is in decline and malfunctioning to the extent that the unthinkable becomes possible – women get a crack at things…
This is a comedy about politics, power and a few fake beards. Join us for a romp in rude behaviour and mischief!
New Rehearsed Readings programme
This autumn we’ll also starting a reading series. These will be one-night only script-in-hand performances. They’re a chance for you to be in a show, but only have 2-3 rehearsals and not have to learn any lines. They’re also a chance for us to raise some funds for the Society. Tickets will be £5 on the door.
Bazaar and Rummage, by Sue Townsend, directed by Ceni Wyatt.
Saturday 29th September, 7.30pm, Studio 31. There will be a jumble sale on the day of the show from 11am-2pm in Studio 31.
In Sue Townsend’s heartfelt comedy, three severely agoraphobic women have left their houses for the first time in years, and made it to a jumble sale. The sale has been organised by their social workers, the young trainee Fliss and the ex-agoraphobic volunteer Gwenda, though as the afternoon progresses, the distinction between them and the anxious people they are supposed to be looking after becomes less and less clear.
Auditions to be held on Thursday 30 August, 7.30pm. For more information please visit our Upcoming Auditions page.
The Exorcism, by Don Taylor, directed by Mavis Jones
Wednesday 31 October, 7.30pm, Studio 31.
This play features two couples and a very scary cottage. We’ve deliberately chosen something spooky for Halloween.
Auditions to be held on Sunday 30th September, 10.30am-12.30pm. For more information please visit our Upcoming Auditions page.