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Anyone Can Dance (Festival Play) - Comic Potential - Emma - Murder in the Cathedral

APRIL to MAY 2017
Drama Festival Production

Joe and Samantha have been in a relationship for nearly 6 months (or 5 months, 3 weeks, 2 days as Joe points out),
and Joe starts to wish they’d met many years earlier and had rather more than a few months together.
Samantha, however, is convinced it could never have worked. There follows a series of imagined
past meetings, none of which turn out as Joe hoped. Samantha tells him: ‘life isn’t a set of what ifs. It’s what is’.

Performances Dates
Welwyn Drama Festival - Thursday 25 May 2017 - CLICK HERE  -  for Ticket Information

Joe   James Inman
Samantha   Lisa Wight
Production Team
Director   Richard McNally
Sound   Will Feeley

23rd March 2017- Sawston Drama Festival Awards
Second Place
Best New Play - Sean Baker

28th April 2017 - Cambridge Drama Festival Awards
Second Place, Best New Play, Best Actor & Best Lighting


Further information from: richardmcnally@bawds.org 

July 2017

Alan Ayckbourn takes the Pygmalion myth on a wild and comic ride into a future where television soaps are performed
by robot actors (actoids). On the way, he explores what makes us human as opposed to purely logical machines.
His answers are, triumphantly and riotously , Comedy and Love, as a robot actress discovers a weakness
for both and learns how to stand on her own two feet through the love of a good man and the power of the well-aimed custard pie.

As “Westworld” collides with “My Fair Lady”, this is a highly entertaining  celebration of romance
and a master-class in comedy from the funniest playwright in the business, as well as proving that Love means never having to say you’re Android.

“A funny, fascinating, surprisingly moving inquiry into what it means to be human… an evening of pure pleasure” - The Daily Telegraph.

“An astute, big-hearted play that, even as it makes us laugh, asks why we do so.” - Financial Times

 “A masterpiece.”  -  New York Times

JCF 3133 Jacie Triplethree   Alex Ciupka
Adam Trainsmith   Alex Baines
Chandler (Chance) Tate   Colin Lawrence
Carla Pepperbloom   Mandi Cattell
Prim Spring   Sarah Middle
Trudi Floote / Woman in Restaurant / Woman in Shop   Helen Holgate
Young Man / Farmer / Waiter 1 / Turkey   Tim Kelby
Marmion / Desk Clerk / Waiter 2   Mike Milne
Doctor / Lester Trainsmith / Man in Shop / Man in Restaurant   Nick Warburton
Mother / Farmer's Wife / Sales Assistant / Prostitute   Izzy Rees
Production Team
Director   Barry Brown
Assistant Director & ASM Script   Joyce Fenton
Master Carpenter   Martin Avery
Set Construction   The Lolworth Team
Stage Manager   Rachel Chapman
Deputy Stage Manager   TBA
Lighting Design   Dominic Plunkett
Music, Film & Sound Design   Barney Brown
Sound Operator   TBA
Costume Design   Dress Circle Costumiers
Costume Supervisor   TBA
Wardrobe Supervisor   TBA
ASM Properties   Kate Crofts
Hair & Make Up Supervision   Hannah Curtis
Publicity   Sean Baker
Finance   Colin Lawrence
Front-of-House Arrangements   Rosemary Eason
Photographs   Sophie Wilson

Further information from: barrybrown@bawds.org

December 2017
in association with Combined Actors

A highly theatrical adaptation of one of Jane Austen's greatest novels.
Pledging never to marry, the mischievous Emma Woodhouse is nevertheless the "matchmaker of Highbury."
Her newest project, Harriet Smith, has already received a proposal, but Emma insists she
marry the eligible vicar Mr Elton, while, an older family friend, Mr Knightly, warns her to give up matchmaking.
When Emma discovers Mr Elton is more interested in her, she is forced to fend him off
and find another suitor for Harriet. Highbury welcomes two new guests, a mysterious Jane Fairfax and the
 charming Frank Churchill, and Emma finds herself falling just a little in love with him .....

Cast Requirements & Playing Ages (6M & 6F plus Ensemble)
Emma Woodhouse   TBA
Mr Woodhouse, Emma's father   TBA
Mr Knightley   TBA
Harriet Smith   TBA
Robert Martin   TBA
Mr Weston   TBA
Mrs Weston   TBA
Frank Churchill   TBA
Miss Bates   TBA
Jane Fairfax   TBA
Mr Elton   TBA
Mrs Elton   TBA
Ensemble   TBA
Production Team
Director   Sean Baker
Designer   Sarah Phelps

CLICK HERE for Audition Details

Further information from: seanbaker@bawds.org

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