really love it when the theatre is as lively and buzzing
as it was at the end of last week. I think it's absolutely
my favourite time and atmosphere.
"The Musical of Musicals
- the Musical!" was truly a triumph. The energy, professionalism
and sheer talent of the cast of four - Kim, Kenny, Kevin
and Val held even the most non-musical minded among us spellbound
and Liam, as Musical Director, kept the whole show bowling
along at a great rate.
Huge thanks of course go to our own Steve Smith in his first
direction of a musical here at the Talisman and in this
he was more than ably aided and abetted by Clive, June,
Nigel, Dik and all the other good people who helped to make
this piece such a success, in artistic and Box Office terms
Full houses and standing ovations were very much the order
of the day here - and rightly so.
Show earlier in March also proved a huge success - both
plays were confidently performed by the youngsters involved
- many of whom could teach some of us about acting and stage
presence. Thanks again to one and all and particularly to
the directors, Corrina and Rosie, for all their hard work.
It is a great privilege to be able to see the next generation
of Talispersons on stage, and doing so well.
to our stage is the beautiful play "The Cherry Orchard".
It is a while since we last staged a play by Chekhov and
this wonderful classic piece is in the very capable hands
of Director John Dawson who has assembled a large cast and
a veritable galaxy of stars to bring it to life. It should
be a truly theatrical treat and one which offers plenty
of modern relevance. If you love theatre don't miss it!
- I am delighted to announce that the Executive Committee
has agreed that the first play of 2018 (February) will be
Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends" to be directed by Vanessa
Comer. This is one of the Master's earliest and finest plays
and offers excellent parts for 6 actors. Please see our
website for further details. Audition Sunday 21st May at
for all directors. Please, after auditions and BEFORE contacting
would be cast members, check your casting decisions with
The Artistic Director (me) , or one of the Artistic team
(viz Steve or Sam).
All the very