Wednesday, 30 November 2016

PBGS Christmas Meal

The PBGS Christmas celebrations have been planned for a festive gathering and food scoffing on:

at 7.45pm at The Raven, Village Street, Hexton, Hitchin SG5 3JB

All members are welcome to book their place and bring partners if you wish.

You can see the Christmas Menu here - we will need a deposit of £10 per person as soon as possible. The full cost of the meal is £24.95 for 3 courses.

Please place your order and make payments to Paula Fraser - email:, phone 07956 678720 or in person at rehearsals. If we know you will be there, we will reserve a place!

Looking forward to celebrating the season with you all!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Pirates Cast

We now have a cast for our next production of The Pirates of Penzance. Well done to those who were successful and to all those that auditioned, the standard was extremely high for all parts and it gave the panel a very difficult task!

Frederick –  Shayn Dickens
Pirate King - Stephen Hoath 
Samuel - Richard Dean 
Major General Stanley - David Crew 
Sgt of Police - Jon Newham

Mabel - Liz Bottone 
Ruth - Sue Wookey 
Edith - Bryony Reynolds 
Kate - Emma Crew 
Isabel - Katharine Crew 
Acting Sgt of Police - Nicole Santelmann


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Important Pirates Audition Update

A message from our director, Richard Fraser:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, todays Auditions for Pirates of Penzance had to be cancelled at the very last minute.

On behalf of the committee and the production team I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

The auditions have now been re-scheduled for Sunday 27th November at 3pm.

If you are not able to make that date and still wish to be considered, then please let me know at soon as possible. We are currently planning to have Tuesday 22nd November as an alternative date when those not able to make the Sunday auditions will be videoed for the panel.

If you have already been videoed and now wish to audition live on the new date, please let me know so we can delete the video. None of the panel have seen these anyway.

In the meantime rehearsals for the next two Tuesday’s will continue as planned while I look at the impact this will have on the current schedule as we will have lost two weeks of principle work.  A revised schedule will be published at the earliest opportunity.


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Workshop reminder!

Just a reminder that Richard Syms, who directed our recent Merry Widow and our 2014 production of Into the Woods, is giving an acting workshop on the 12th November. Those of you who were in those productions will know how much fun it is to work with him and how he stretches us. This will be an enjoyable afternoon and a chance to hone those performance techniques!

You don't need to be a PBGS member to take part, just come along!

Richard's workshop will be at Streatley Village Hall, 12 November, 2pm-5pm, Cost: £5. Enquiries: 07946 264886.