Thursday, 31 October 2013

Mikado Auditions

Auditions for our next production of The Mikado will take place on Sunday 17th November at 3pm in Streatley Village Hall.

You will have a chance to go through the music audition pieces at our regular Tuesday evening rehearsals. Here are links to PDFs of all the information you need to prepare:

Audition Slips

Mikado Character Notes

Mikado Libretto Audition Pieces

Mikado Vocal Audition Pieces

If you've never auditioned before, don't be afraid to give it a go. We hold friendly, open auditions with a lot of encouragement from the floor!


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Our next production: The Mikado!

Our thanks to all our audiences who came and supported us at our Salad Days performances last week. The feedback has been wonderful - everyone seems to have really enjoyed the show - and we know some of you travelled quite a distance for a chance to see it. We really appreciate it and hope to see many of you again in the future! 

Now Salad Days has been put back in the salad bowl we are already thinking about our next show. If you came to see us last week you can't have failed to notice the massive banners in the foyer telling you that we are off to Japan in April 2014 for The Mikado. The last time we did it we were all wearing black and white, and tap dancing in a 1920's hotel, this time we'll be back in kimonos and obis, and impressing you (we hope) with our precision fan work.

Tuesday 22nd will be a Show Taster Evening when the production will be presented and there will be a chance to sing through some of the score.

Everyone is welcome to come and join in. If you've thought about becoming a member, or wondered what it would be like to take part in a production, we'd love to meet you. We are also always looking for backstage and front-of-house helpers so if you would like to join us but don't see yourself as a performer, there are still plenty of ways you can become part of the team.

The Show Taster (and all our rehearsals) are at Streatley Village Hall from 7.45pm - 10pm. Full location details and contact numbers are on our Contact Us page, but you can just turn up and we'll make you welcome.


Friday, 11 October 2013

Two nights left for Salad Days!

Two Salad days down and two left to go! We hope that those of you who have already seen it have thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. And if you haven't been yet, you are in for a treat if the audience laughter is anything to go by! The production really showcases all the Society's character cameo talents and is keeping us on our toes (literally!).

If you would still like to book for Salad Days please contact the theatre directly at tel 01462 455166!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Salad Days: one week to go!

Nicole Santelmannm Tim Sell and John Epton rehearsing 'Hush Hush'
Only one week to go until we open at the Queen Mother Theatre!

Salad Days is filled with humour and memorable characters, all affected by 'Minnie' the piano 'that makes you dance'. Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds wrote Salad Days as a summer musical for the Bristol Old Vic's resident company. It opened in June 1954 at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, and proved so popular it moved to the Vaudeville Theatre, London, where it run for over 5 years. At the time it was the longest running musical in the history of the British Theatre. Containing all the optimism of the 50’s, the show bubbles with fun, song and dance and quick-fire humour.

Dianna Moylan and Tim Sell as Troppo and Timothy
If you've never seen Salad Days here is a brief outline of the plot to whet your appetite:
Jane and Timothy are friends who meet up after graduation to plan their lives. Not sure what to do next and also not sure if they are actually in love, but hopeful that they will be, they decide to get married in secret. Jane’s parents are desperate for her to marry someone suitable and Timothy’s parents want him to ask each of his four influential uncles for a job. But Jane and Timothy decide that having solved the marriage question, Timothy should solve the job one by taking the first offer to come along. Fate can’t resist an opportunity and a passing tramp offers them £7 a week to look after his piano for a month while he has a holiday, but the piano has a secret - when it is played it gives everyone within earshot an irresistible desire to dance!
Andrew Hodges as the Inspector and Barny Shergold as PC Boot
To be sure of your seats, there are several ways to book:
  • direct from PBGS by ringing 07946 264886. Please also ring this number for group discounts and special seating requirements
  • You can also email an order through this website by clicking on the Order Tickets link: