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The Nether by Jennifer Haley
Whilst we eagerly await the return to physical theatre spaces, we continue to offer anyone who wishes to join in the opportunity to play characters for which you might not necessarily be cast in plays we might not necessarily be able to stage!
Our choice for May is The Nether. This won’t be everyone’s cup of tea: the subject matter (paedophilia) is obviously controversial, but this is a very original and thought-provoking play which twists and turns throughout the plot. It won 7 Ovation awards for an original play when it was first performed. The Royal Court produced it in London in 2014; in 2015 the show transferred to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre, where the staging was incredible.
We are also very excited to announce our first face-to-face play reading, scheduled for 7 June in Horsell Village Hall!
This will be to read A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman… a play which we have the licence to perform later this year! Formal auditions will follow: this is an informal reading of a great comedy that will allow us to sit in the same room together and reconnect.
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Please stay in touch via our Facebook page or email and let us know of any bright ideas. There are lots of free, theatre-related resources currently available which we’ve posted on Facebook, for example improving your acting skills with the Royal Court’s Bitesize tutorials made for the BBC.
Do get in touch if you need help, advice or simply a chat. Look after yourselves and each other – it won’t be long now until we can resume normal activities!
|Thursday 13 & 20 May||The Nether||Jennifer Haley|
|Monday 7 June||A Bunch of Amateurs||Ian Hislop & Nick Newman|
|Tuesday 13 & 20 July||The Lie||Florian Zeller|