You are cordially invited to join us online for a Dinner Date on Tuesday December 1st to celebrate (potentially) the end of lockdown. Our theatrical feast will consist of three courses sourced locally and consisting of the finest and choicest ingredients lovingly prepared by our brigade of gourmet chefs: Julia Collier, Emily Carmichael and Rob Hebblethwaite
Starter : Trifles by Susan Glaspell, directed by Julia Collier
Susan Glaspell wrote Trifles in 1916, for the Provincetown Players on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts which helped develop her reputation as a writer sensitive to feminist issues. Years after Trifles, Glaspell adapted the play into a short story entitled A Jury of Her Peers. Trifles focuses on the aftermath of a murder committed in a midwestern farmhouse and explores the moral, social and psychological aspects of the assumptions and perceptions of the men and women who search for the murderer’s motive and according to theatre critic Michael Billington the play, “shows female observation triumphing over male obtuseness” and that Glaspell remains “American drama’s best kept secret”.
Narrator : John Chapman
George Henderson, Attorney : Nick Edwards
Henry Peter, Sheriff : Paul Willcocks
Lewis Hale, a neighbouring farmer : Jonathan Wober
Mrs Peters : Niki Mylonas
Mrs Hale : Landé Belo
Entrée : Kick Kick Kick Snare written and directed by Emily Carmichael
Katherine “Kitty” Vale lives in north London, has recently been adopted out of foster care, and wants nothing more than to be a drummer. With her loyal drumming teacher Ollie by her side, she’s determined to make their first live gig happen.
Written and directed by Emily Carmichael, Kick Kick Kick Snare is an exploration of family, friendship and the joy of artistic expression. Contains strong language throughout.
Kitty : Jasmine Rachelle
Ollie : Isaac Insley
Hannah : Annemarie Fearnley
Sandy : Colin Guthrie
Ruby : Pam O’Brien
John : Matthew Vickers
Juliet : Ailsa Dann
Dessert : Zoom – The Second Wave by Marie-Jose Zuurbier and Tess Townsend, directed by Rob Hebblethwaite
It’s time for a socially distanced revisit to our favourite amateur drama group. Lockdown is in its second wave. Theatres still cannot open to the public. Serena, Chair of the Committee has called the team together to discuss future plans. Boggling Tales from Bog End, a murder mystery rehearsed by the theatre group in the previous episode, has been on the website for a month. The group receives professional acting classes and stages an online review show to raise money for the theatre, which is in disrepair. Will all this go to plan?
John : Matthew Ibbotson
Giles : Jonathan Wober
Cheryl : Angelika Michitsch
Serena : Samantha Wright
Patience : Marie-Jose Fulgence
Tamsin : Clare Janew
Tristram : Rob Hebblethwaite
Fatima : Tyan Archer
Madame Pascale : Rosanna Preston
Please bring you own bottle of wine or preferred beverage
Dress code : Top half – formal; bottom half – who cares?
No need to RSVP
‘Doors’ open at 7.30 and the performance kicks off at 7.45.
You can join the event via this link