Headley Theatre Club Newsletter – January 2019
A Happy New Year to you all!
Currently we're involved in getting Toad on the road - but plans for the rest of the year are as follows.
The Spring play will be Beyond a Joke, a comedy written by David Benfield. The Club last performed this in 1988, and some of us remember it as the play which opens with a lady half-way up a ladder and has a dead vicar being trundled around the stage in a wheelbarrow! It involves a cast of 4 men and 4 women, and in the original professional production the main male role was played by Arthur Lowe.
Jill Turner will direct this year's offering, to be performed on 25, 26 & 27 April which is the week following Easter.
There will be a read-through on Tuesday 29 Jan with auditions on Thursday 31 Jan, both at 8pm in the Village Hall. All welcome.
Rachel is organising another Green Room on Friday 1 March. As ever, this encourages you to try out something new in front of a sympathetic audience - us!
Put your thinking caps on and let Rachel know what you want to do. The evening is open to all members, including Junior and Youth so long as they are accompanied by an adult.
It starts at 7.30pm and the cost is £2.50 per head. Bring a plate of food to put on the buffet table, shared by all.
The committee has decided that we need to do more to keep on top of our costume, scenery and props storage, which can get out of control rather easily - so we have decided to organise two 'shed days' a year for members to come along and help sort through what we have, and dispose of what we no longer need.
The first 'shed day' will be Sunday 12 May. Please write it in your new diaries.
As shown on the website, we plan to present a 'Allo 'Allo-themed supper evening on 12, 13 July and perform Trivial Pursuits (a play, not a games evening!) on 4, 5 & 11, 12 October. More on these later.
There will be a Club barbecue during the summer, date and location to be decided. John McGregor has kindly offered to sponsor this with a generous contribution of cash in appreciation of his long association with the Club - thank you John.
If you have any other ideas for Social Events, please do let the committee know - particularly if you are prepared to organise it.
Meanwhile, we look forward to seeing you at Toad. And if you have any unwanted gifts to contribute to the raffle, please bring them along too!
For further information on what we're planning to do in the future, see our website.