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READ THROUGH/CASTING

26th May 2022

7:30 pm

Venue – Haggate Rehearsal Rooms

The Laramie Project is an almost documentary style play born out of a hate crime which occurred in 1998 when a young man was beaten and left for dead in Laramie, Wyoming. It is based on the testimonies of the event and its consequences and it explores man’s inhumanity to man as well as his great gift for compassion. While its subject matter is in so many ways horrendous, it is at the same time uplifting and enlightening. The actors in this production will find themselves getting emotionally involved in this powerful piece of theatre which will require versatility, with multi part playing, soliloquies, duologues and group work – but it is above all a Team Piece. The entire cast will remain on stage throughout. The characters’ ages range from teenage to 70, of either sex, and will be speaking with mid-west American accents.

Contact details for those who are interested but cannot attend on the night – ring Garrick Secretary Alan Hargreaves on 07725 335306 or email alan-hargreaves@hotmail.co.uk.

READ THROUGH/CASTING

27th July 2022

7:30 pm

Venue – Haggate Rehearsal Rooms

A Letter of Resignation

This is a behind the scenes political drama based around the Profumo Affair of early 1960s Britain when the Secretary of War became embroiled in a web of deceit with high class call girls and alleged Russian agents. It was a time of change, with a seemingly out of touch Prime Minister, Harold MacMillan. The play explores a web of personal and professional intrigue, the events behind the headlines, even the man in charge, whose private life was far from how it appeared. Time – early 1960s Cast: 2 female – one middle aged, one older (Lady Macmillan), 3 male one aged 35, one middle-aged and one elderly (Macmillan).

Contact details for those who are interested but cannot attend on the night – ring Garrick Secretary Alan Hargreaves on 07725 335306 or email alan-hargreaves@hotmail.co.uk.

READ THROUGH/CASTING

Tuesday 4th & Monday 10th October 2022

7:30 pm

Stepping Out is set in London in the 1980s. The scene is a church hall where a group of women and one man gather each week for tap dancing classes, mainly to get them away from the boredom of their personal lives. This play really is a team affair, in which all but one of the ladies have to learn to tap dance! It is a challenging production and will be physically hard work – but should be great fun – and the finished performances will be well worth it! Tap dancing will be part of rehearsals, but a basic knowledge would be helpful. It has a cast of 10 comprising 9 women and one man.

Mavis – dance teacher, mid 30`s to mid 40`s

Dorothy – 30 – 45 year old

Lynne – 18 – 21 year old

Vera – 35 – 50 year old

Rose – 40 – 50 year old

Contact details for those who are interested but cannot attend on the night – ring Martin Chadwick on 07788 554939 or emailcmall01@aol.com, or telephone (text) 07788 554939.