hard to think of a better way of celebrating and showing
off our recently renovated and re-energised theatre than
with a production of one of the finest plays of the 20th
Century - and so we have Sam Harris's production of Arthur
Miller's masterpiece "The Crucible" to open our new season
and show off our new-look theatre.
For this production,
Sam has assembled a much larger cast than we have seen for
any "straight" play in recent years - and it's a really
starry one - Dan and Jo Gough, Craig Shelton, Susi Walker,
Sandy Robertson, Rosie Gowers .. the list goes on and on..
will open with a special Gala Night on Saturday 30th September
at 7.30 p.m. and prior to this performance a free wine (or
non-alcoholic equivalent) will be on offer to all ticket
The next dramatic
event will be that rare and lovesome thing ... a live play
in the Studio.
the theme of witchcraft and things that go bump in the night,
Kathy Buckingham will make her directing debut at the Talisman
with "Fates Thread" a haunting (ouch) and quirky short play
for 6 actors. The date for your diaries is Saturday 21st
October and the performance will start at 8 p.m. Admission
production of "Ladies in Lavender" is about to go into rehearsal
as I write and the final casting tweaks are being tweaked
We are experiencing
some difficulties securing the performing rights for a suitable
play next April - which the sharp-eyed amongst you will
have noticed is the only gap in our calendar for next year.
We are very close to a solution now - and I should be able
to announce the play selected, in the next Talismag, or
on the website before that.
to be back in business - with such a productive and bustling
Autumn to look forward to, too.