In 2017 we had a great first show with Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel produced by Lois Harbinson. We are now working on out next two shows, see below and also in the process of selection plays for 2018. Our presence at the Bath and West Show is also being planned, we need volunteers.
2017 Productions: What is Coming?
We'll round the year off with Richard Bean's One Man Two Guvnors in November. Dennis Barwell will be directing this, with Peter Goater as producer. There is a play reading is on 1st August, with a workshop on 3rd August, There are two auditions for parts on Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th August all at the Victoria club in Street. So come along, we always welcome new faces, and remember there are as many or more people backstage to those you see on stage.
20 Years Old, What a Milestone!
Well, we kicked off this year's anniversary celebrations with a fantastic evening of dining and dancing at the Northover Manor Hotel in Ilchester. February 6th was a wild night weather-wise, and conversations in the bar as we gathered focused on journeys to the venue - and the best routes home! But before long we turned our attention back to celebrating 20 years of Street Theatre.
Special guests Liz Leyshon, Philip de Glanville and Gay Pirrie-Weir spoke about their experiences and memories of their associations with us over the years, while Eliane Morgan's brilliant quiz kept us digging up memories of our own. A great night - and a wonderful kick-off to our anniversary year!
Royal Bath & West Show 2016 - Our Showmakers
What is a Showmaker? Well, the Bath & West showground covers a large area and can be quite disorientating, so Showmakers are there to provide a friendly face, a large map and a degree of knowledge which helps visitors to navigate their way around the show without too much stress.
Why are we doing this? Good question! The short answer is that we have a reciprocal arrangement and in return for providing lovely showmakers once a year we have the use of a building on the showground in which we can build all our sets, and rehearse on them if needed.
This works well for Street Theatre and enables us to raise our production standards. This is certainly true of 'Noises Off'; and 'The Ladykillers' since, given the complex nature and physical size of these sets, Bob Price & Mike Kempton would not have been able to deliver the professional sets we have now come to expect from them.
Being a Showmaker is also great fun and not restricted to Street Theatre members. In fact over 70% of showmakers this year were non-members.