Anyone Can Dance  -  Emma - and a 2018 preview

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A chance to see Bawds Award-winning production

Joe and Samantha have been in a relationship for nearly
6 months (or 5 months, 3 weeks, 2 days as Joe points out),
but Joe wishes they'd met many years earlier and had had a whole lifetime together.
Samantha, however, is convinced it could never have worked as Joe thinks.

In a series of imagined past meetings, with none turning out as Joe hoped,
Samantha tells him: 'Life isn't a set of what ifs. It's what is'.


Joe   James Inman
Samantha   Lisa Wight
Production Team

Designer & Director

Richard McNally
Lighting   Martin Avery

Further information: seanbaker@bawds.org


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 .....

Emma Woodhouse   Kathryn Cussons
Mr Woodhouse, Emma's father   Peter Simmons
Mr Knightley   James Inman
Harriet Smith   Rebecca Hargrave
Robert Martin   Andy Dunne
Mr Weston   David Foyle
Mrs Weston   Helen Leedham
Frank Churchill   Will Gould
Miss Bates   Tracy James
Jane Fairfax   Sara Popa
Mr Elton   Jonathan Totman
Mrs Elton   Roz Fearon
Maid / Wedding Guest   Lorraine Eames
Production Team
Director   Sean Baker
Assistant Director   Richard McNally
Designer   Sarah Deboys
Scenic Artist   Jenny Irvine
Stage Manager   Tim Brunton
Deputy Stage Managers   Kitty Foster & Anna Perry
ASM Properties   Kate Crofts
Lighting Design   James Wright
Sound Design   Chris Hay
Production Assistant   Joyce Fenton
Wardrobe Supervisor   Gloria Milne
Wardrobe Assistant   Wendy Walford
Costume Design   Jan & Rachel, Dress Circle Costumiers
Musical Director   Mike Milne
Hair & Make Up   Hannah Curtis
Publicity & Programme   Sean Baker
Finance   Colin Lawrence
Front-of-House Arrangements   Rosemary Eason
Photographs   Sophie Wilson

Further information: seanbaker@bawds.org

Owing to major refurbishment works at The ADC Theatre from March to September 2018, our programme for 2018
will be as follows


(temporary artwork)

A Comedy
Written & Directed by Nick Warburton

The committee of an amateur drama group is meeting to discuss a new play. We notice that, strangely,
the presentation of the meeting to us is reflecting the ideas put forward by the committee,
making the play a demonstration as well as a discussion of those ideas.

Performance Dates
Sawston Drama Festival 22 to 24 March - Performance Date TBA
& Cambridge Drama Festival 24 to 28 April - Performance Date TBA
the play will receive two additional performances on
6th & 7th April at St Mark's Church Hall, Barton Road, Cambridge - details TBA

CLICK HERE for Audition Details

Further information: nickwarburton@bawds.org

JULY 2018

(temporary artwork)

by Joe Landry
Directed by Colin Lawrence

at a central Cambridge venue - full details TBA
Performance dates Mid-July

An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sc-fi novel The War of the Worlds,
but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation,
which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the
the events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast.
Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play
is a thrilling homage to the form's golden age and a timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.

Cast TBA

Production Team

Director   Colin Lawrence
Designer   Barry Brown
Production Assistant   Joyce Fenton
Stage Manager   TBA
Lighting Design   TBA
Sound Design   TBA
Costume Supervisor   TBA
ASM Properties   TBA
Publicity   Sean Baker
Front-of-House Arrangements   Rosemary Eason
Finance   Colin Lawrence
Photographs   Sophie Wilson

CLICK HERE for Audition Details

Further information: colinlawrence@bawds.org


 A Bawds joint production with
Combined Actors
(lead producers this year)

The Girl in the Glass
a Cambridge Ghost Story
by Sean Lang

Directed by Sarah Ingram

Production & Audition Dates TBA

Further information: julie.petrucci@btinternet.com


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