Past Productions
Carry On Cinderella

2018 Autumn


Monday, April 02, 2018
The planning for our next production has begun!
Not everyone likes a panto (“Oh yes they do.”). You WILL like it!
Le Petit Théatre is booked for performances during the week 19-25th November.
Panto Progress…
As of today, with huge appreciation for the fantastic response and everyone’s enthusiasm, auditions are complete.
Cast and crew roles are allocated and with only one temporary exception, confirmed.
About 75-80% of the script is complete with the remainder expected in the next 2/3 weeks.
Rehearsal and Production Planning calendars are next up for creation.
‘Read throughs’ will start in May with a view to starting rehearsals in August.
AND… Relax ! but not too much, the ball is rolling !

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The 1st ‘crew’ meet is next week.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The ‘tech/crew’ meeting was on Monday evening at our Bri’s.

Friday, August 03, 2018
"Thursday evening saw the first rehearsal of “Carry On Cinderella” hosted by the wonderful Joy at Cafe des Belles Fleurs, Fenioux.   A brilliant venue as we can all buy our refreshments on site instead of bringing a kettle and jar of instant coffee!
Having had three script read throughs,  the first rehearsal had us reading through the parts and plotting entrances and exits to and from the stage which was mapped out by rows of chairs pending the set build for the theatre.  We will continue rehearsing there for the next 6 weeks or so twice a week, for the whole play or by segment to accommodate those members of the cast who want to go on holiday!
The set designer, Sue D,  has, as usual, come up with some fantastic set ideas and discussions have taken place with the set builder, Robin P and his team,  who will shortly commence the necessary woodwork."

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
No news is good news as they say.  It’s been a bit quiet since our last entry on our What’s On page. As usual however, our set building team, using their skill and ingenuity, have made up all the required pieces and the scenery painters are beavering away to get it finished ready for the big day.  We’re lucky to live in an area where there are some very useful barn spaces for doing this sort of thing, and being able to leave it all in place until it’s finished. Our thanks go to our members who have facilitated that. We will shortly be moving it all into the theatre.

As you an imagine for a pantomime there needs to be a large number of fanciful costumes.  We have been very fortunate to have been able to borrow some costumes from the stores of the theatre at Vasles and an amateur theatre in the UK, and our thanks to them for their generosity, but we have also had to make some costumes.  Luckily we have a team of very good seamstresses who can create almost anything whilst enjoying each others company - wonder women!

There are now only 4 weeks this Friday to our first performance of three.  We have moved our rehearsals into the theatre and there is a definite buzz now.  Our grateful thanks go to Joy at the Cafe des Belles Fleurs at Fenioux for accommodating a rowdy bunch of would be thespians who have been rehearsing there since August.  Tickets are selling and everyone is looking forward to putting on a good show.  You might think that after several weeks now of 2 rehearsals a week the jokes and lines wear a bit thin but it’s great to to still have laugh and see how each person has developed their role. 

Come and see it and let us entertain you for a few hours and we guarantee you will laugh at least once and maybe twice or more. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Panto Blog
La planification de notre prochaine production a commencé!
Pas tout le monde aime un panto ("Oh oui ils le font."). Vous l'aimerez!
Le Petit Théatre est réservé pour les représentations durant la semaine du 19 au 25 novembre.
Progrès Panto ...
À compter d'aujourd'hui, avec une énorme appréciation pour la réponse fantastique et l'enthousiasme de tous, les auditions auditions ont eu lieu.
Les rôles d’acteurs et d’actrices, et l'équipe sont choisis, et avec une seule exception temporaire, sont confirmée.
Environ 75-80% du script est fini, le reste étant attendu dans les deux ou trois prochaines semaines.
Les calendriers de répétition et de planification de la production seront créé prochainement.  Le script sera parcouru à partir de mai en vue de commencer les répétitions en août.
Et détendre ! mais pas trop, la balle roule!

La première réunion de l'équipe est la semaine prochaine.

La réunion 'tech / crew' était lundi soir chez Bri'.

The 2nd read-thru' was on the 20th June, also at Bri's
Panto Blog
Carry On Cinderella - a panto

With a mixture of relief and sadness our production of "Carry On Cinderella " has come to a conclusion. From an idea floated last year, this production ramped up to the point that from August onwards, many supportive people contributed hours of effort. This effort was not just in rehearsals but many other production related activities too. Some of our audience remarked that this production was our best yet!