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More Opportunities to Get Involved with The Final Test

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With rehearsals going superbly, it won’t be long before this delightful production of The Final Test hits the Playhouse stage!

There is still time for you to get involved, and we would really appreciate your contribution to any of the following vital areas:

Workshop: Building & Painting has already started in the workshop, but there remains plenty to do.

On-Stage Set-Build: Build will be on Sunday 12 June, from 1pm. All help is welcomed to get this Set up and running - regardless of experience or ability.

Front of House: There are still slots available to help serve in the Lounge and Coffee Bars. Training can be provided.

These are excellent opportunities to meet our members whilst learning more about the company and providing a very valuable contribution. Please get in touch so that we can connect you with the relevant Stage or Front of House manager swiftly.

Posted: Saturday, 4 June, 2016 - 20:26

The Final Test - A Sneaky Peek at Rehearsals

With the opening of The Final Test now just weeks away, we are sharing a sneaky peek of the cast hard at work in rehearsals.  Take a look, book up your tickets and follow us on Twitter to ensure you never miss a beat.

Posted: Friday, 3 June, 2016 - 10:53

Additional Reading of MAURITIUS on Tuesday 12th July

Following a successful and thoroughly enjoyable reading of our November production "Mauritius" by Theresa Rebeck, we are excited to announce a second play reading on Tuesday 12th July, 7.30pm at the Playhouse Theatre.

Reading's are an excellent opportunity to discover more about the characters in the play, to learn the plot and to meet other company members prior to auditions, which, are expected to take place the following week. You're welcome to read a part, or simply listen in - so come and join us.

For a brief synopsis of the play, take a look at our previous announcement: Announcing: MAURITIUS by Theresa Rebeck - Reading on Tuesday 17 May

Posted: Thursday, 26 May, 2016 - 16:11

Final Test - Cast and Crew hard at work

With thanks to all those who offered their help - we now have a full cast and crew for our June production of The Final Test.
Our production team are hard at work, planning the finer details of the set construction.
Posted: Saturday, 14 May, 2016 - 17:58

Announcing: MAURITIUS by Theresa Rebeck - Reading on Tuesday 17 May

We are delighted to be able to announce our November play; Mauritius.

A Reading will take place on Tuesday 17 May, 7.30pm in the Pittville Room of the Playhouse Theatre.

Reading's are an excellent opportunity to discover more about the characters in the play, to learn the plot and to meet other members. You're welcome to read, or simply listen in - so come and join us.

Chances are you will not have heard of the play, so the director Lloyd Spencer provides a brief synopsis and outlines what attracted him to the play:

In terms of genre, Mauritius is a little hard to define being part dark comedy, part drama, and part crime-thriller. When I say crime-thriller it's not a whodunit, but rather a multi-faceted hustle, at the heart of which lie a couple of stamps! The play gets its title after the stamps in question, the One Penny and Two Penny Mauritius “Post Office” stamps, both of which are individually worth a fortune; together their value heightens exponentially.

The story itself is filled with intrigue, and what really appealed to me as a director was that none of the characters are quite what they first appear. Each of the character’s motivations for obtaining the stamps has a distinct bearing on the plot, leaving the audience wondering right until the very end, which of the characters is going to emerge the victor?

The psychological interactions between the characters play out like a high stakes poker game, with each of the players trying to outwit the other, looking for tells and weaknesses whilst simultaneously trying to conceal their own. The result is a compelling tale of human nature and the levels that people will stoop to when something of high value is put in front of them, even when it appears in the innocuous form of a stamp.

Posted: Thursday, 5 May, 2016 - 18:59

The Final Test - More help needed

The cast of The Final Test have been confirmed and the production team is in full swing... However, director Liz is still searching for help in the following roles:

  • Production Secretary
  • Prompt
  • Props Manager
  • Wardrobe Co-ordinator (modern dress – not onerous)
  • And Someone who can teach the Policeman a few Tango steps! 

If you can help in any of these areas, please contact us as soon as you can using our contact form.  Thank you!

Posted: Sunday, 10 April, 2016 - 18:30

57th Annual General Meeting

The Playhouse Company’s 57th Members AGM will take place on Tuesday 19th April 2016 at 7.30pm in the Joan Cross Lounge. 

The Green Room Bar will be open and nibbles provided. Please join us and help to shape the exciting year ahead.

Posted: Sunday, 10 April, 2016 - 18:23

Annual General Meeting

The Playhouse Company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2016 will be held on: Tuesday 19th April, at 7.30pm in the Joan Cross Lounge, Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre.

Get the date in your diary – more details in our March Newsletter.

Posted: Sunday, 21 February, 2016 - 20:38

Get involved with our upcoming show - The Old Time Music Hall

Even though our upcoming production of the Old Time Music Hall opens in under 2 weeks, there is still time to get involved.  Help is needed with the painting and building of the fabulous set!  Whatever your ability, your help would be welcome from Monday 22nd February.  Extra help is particularly needed for the Set-Build, on stage on: Sunday 28th February from 12:30, as well as for the Set-Strike on Sunday 13th March from 10:00.

If you'd like to get involved, let us know using our contact form.

Posted: Sunday, 21 February, 2016 - 20:32

The Final Test - Auditions: 9th & 11th Feb

Open auditions for our June production of The Final Test will be Tuesday 9th Feb and Thursday 11th Feb at 7.30pm in the Pittville room of the Playhouse Theatre.  Feel free to get in touch for more information!

Posted: Thursday, 4 February, 2016 - 21:28