Our next production will be “Mr Bennet’s Bride” by Emma Wood. This production will be co-directed by Paula Vickers and Zarina Belk at Grassington Town Hall on 19th, 20th and 21st October. As it is the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death, we thought this would be an appropriate comedy drama. Everyone knows the characters of 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Mr Bennet's Bride' takes a closer look at two greatly loved characters, Mr and Mrs Bennet, examining a time earlier in their lives, twenty five years before the novel is set (play setting 1780s). It presents an account of how this ill matched couple met, and why they decided to marry - a decision at least one of them would repent for many years afterwards! A lovely comedy drama, with regency set and costumes, with characters all will enjoy, tickets will be on sale at Grassington Hub from mid September.
In a break with tradition we are opting out of a spring production this year and are instead holding a series of workshops.
Duncan Lewis, who has very kindly offered to run these workshops is a former professional theatre Stage Manager and Director. In the last 10 years Duncan has worked extensively throughout the UK and abroad and has worked in the West End. He ran London's leading lunchtime theatre company, has had various stints in repertory theatre and was right-hand man to Sir Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough for three years. A fantastic opportunity for performers of all abilities to meet and learn, you do not have to have any previous acting experience. Just come along and join us for an evening of fun and entertainment.
As I have taken over most of the day to day stuff here I was asked to take down the Calendar Girls nudie pics. I duly did and I realise that we need some more up to date compositions. Does anyone have anything from Hay Fever, Oh What A Lovely War, or The Dickensian Music Hall show that I could use? I'd be most grateful. However I do claim final editorial decision, but with such ultimate power comes ultimate responsibility, so I will endeavour not to upset anyone at all. Send them to me by email to OneOfManyDavids@gmail.com Many thanks in anticipation David Whatley-Holmes