Harris's superb production of what is probably the great
Arthur Miller's greatest play "The Crucible", gave us a
powerful and utterly absorbing theatre "re-start" after
the extended refurbishment break. The large cast gave of
their best and rallied together in true Talisman efficient
fashion when John had to withdraw for health reasons.
go to James for stepping in as Danforth and to the entire
cast for some rich and compelling performances. Dan's Proctor
was an excellently realised character, as was Clare's Mary
Warren, as was Paige's Abigail, as was.... well everyone's
really..... in this committed and highly effective piece
One of the
joys of such a production is its inclusive nature - seeing
actors back on our stage after a while, welcoming newcomers
and watching other actors extend their range and hone their
skills... The whole show was superbly stage managed by Corrina,
with some really lovely lighting effects and music enhancing
the whole thing further. Our thanks go to all involved.
Next up we
have a change of tone and pace in the iconic and much more
gentle "Ladies in Lavender" set in Cornwall in 1936, this
piece offers insights into longing, sisterhood and dreams.
The cast of 6 are currently hard at work on it, under the
watchful eye of the ever-youthful Mr Draper. Spies tell
me this one is selling well already so - you know what to
do - buy tickets, Now!
I am now able to announce that Gill Bowser will be directing
the wonderful "MY COUSIN RACHEL", adapted from the book
by Daphne du Maurier. This tense and intriguing play was
developed into a film, starring Rachael Weiss a short while
ago and it offers 4 good central parts and some smaller
ones. Please see Gill's article elsewhere in this Talismag
TWO IN NOVEMBER!!! get yourself to one, or better, both!
10.30 Meet in the Coffee bar "MY COUSIN RACHEL" (April 2018)
- "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" (June 2018) - please see separate
All the best,