Performers wanted for community play
11 April 2017
Rushcliffe Borough Council are looking for people to take part in a specially commissioned community theatre project that will take place this summer to celebrate the reopening of Bridgford Hall in West Bridgford following a £2million Heritage Lottery Fund renovation.
The production will involve up a cast of over 200 people from the local area performing on Sunday 25 June in Bridgford Park. There will be three plays in total.
One is being performed by West Bridgford Dramatic Society and another by pupils from Lady Bay Primary School - and the idea is that the third will be performed by a ‘scratch’ group of anyone that fancies ‘having a go.’
The Council has employed a professional theatre director/producer, Julian Hanby, who will work with the performers that sign up. The group will present a Reduced Shakespeare Company-style romp through the history of everything that has ever happened in West Bridgford, and will also be part of a finale event that will involve performing with other community members in a musical finale.
The event will take place outdoors and will go ahead whatever the weather. There’s no age limit for participation, but under 16s will need to be accompanied during the rehearsals. Previous plays by the producer have involved casts from 9 to 90. Rehearsals for the play will take place on Tuesday evenings, from Tuesday 9 May onwards.
There will be an initial meeting on Tuesday 25 April for people to come along and find out more, and to sign up. The sessions will all be at Gresham Pavilion, Gresham Sports Park, Gresham Park Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7YF. The meeting will start at 7pm, as will the rehearsals. If you want to be a part of the project or if you’d like to find out more please come along to the meeting on Tuesday 25 April. If you would like to be involved but cannot make that time please contact Julian direct on 0115 911 6971.