Settlement Players You Tube Channel

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Players You Tube Channel

Shows coming up:

Bronte by Polly Teale
16-18th November 2017

The Bronte sister’s story, set in 1845, follows their rise and their brother Branwell’s fall. Invoking the real and imagined world of the Brontes, as their fictional characters haunt their creators.

Before the November production, we have the Players Theatre Club and Season Opening Evening One Act Play

Three Tables by Dan Remmes
9th September 2017

Three separate couples in three unique stages of their respective relationships enjoy dinner at the same restaurant. A one-act romantic comedy of heart, hurt and laughter.
Tickets are on the door only.

Bronte trailer

Here is the First teaser trailer for Bronte by Polly Teale,  16 – 18th November 2017

Bronte Trailer

The Bronte sister’s story, set in 1845, follows their rise and their brother Branwell’s fall. Invoking the real and imagined world of the Brontes, as their fictional characters haunt their creators.

Before the November production,we have the Players Theatre Club and Season Opening Evening One Act Play

Three Tables by Dan Remmes
9th September 2017

Three separate couples in three unique stages of their respective relationships enjoy dinner at the same restaurant. A one-act romantic comedy of heart, hurt and laughter.
Tickets are on the door only.

Improvisation Workshop by House of Fun Theatre

Sunday 16th July, the Settlement Players once again enjoyed an all day workshop on improvisation, provided by the excellent House of Fun Theatre, from North Cornwall.

As last year with the characterisation workshop, Dave led the workshop, and guided us through the rules and structure of Improv with lots of fun games. By the end of the day, we all felt a lot more confident in performing Improv, and are keen to do it in front of an audience soon.

We would also like to acknowledge that this workshop was financially supported by the Arts Council for North Hertfordshire.

Three Tables cast announced

The Settlement Players are pleased to announce the cast for
for the Theatre club and season opening evening one act play on 9th September 2017

This evening is an opportunity for new directors, new actors and new audience members to see the Players in action. We welcome Richard and Christine as new actors and wish Sam all the best in her directorial debut.

Three Tables by Dan Remmes,

Three separate couples in three unique stages of their respective relationships enjoy dinner at the same restaurant. A one-act romantic comedy of heart, hurt and laughter.

Mandy – Lisa Cooper

Paul – Richard Osborne

Barbara – Claire Hogan

Michael – Stuart Cocks

Doris – Hazel Stride

Todd – Graeme Bussey

Waiter – Christine Low

Director – Sam Powell

Bronte cast announced

The Settlement Players are pleased to announce the cast for
Bronte by Polly Teale 16 – 18th November 2017

Patrick – Ian Mutton

Branwell and Rochester/Heathcliff/Huntingdo​n – Ivan Phillips

Charlotte – Jo Roskilly

Emily – Sarah Rice

Anne – Amy Walker

Cathy/Bertha – Amanda Franklin

Heger/Bell Nichols – Kara Lee

Director – Stephen Charles

The Bronte sister’s story, set in 1845, follows their rise and their brother Branwell’s fall. Invoking the real and imagined world of the Brontes, as their fictional characters haunt their creators.

Visit Bronte Society to learn more of Brontë200 – a five year programme celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of four of the Brontës: Charlotte in 2016, Branwell in 2017, Emily in 2018 and Anne in 2020. In 2019, the Brontë Society will celebrate Rev Patrick Brontë, 200 years after he was invited to take up the role of parson in Haworth.

Tickets will be available nearer the production.

September Opening Evening One Act Audition Notice

Audition Notice:
Three Tables by Dan Remmes which is approximately 35 minutes long.
Auditions are Sunday 9th July at 10am and Monday 10th July at 8pm. Performance is Saturday 9th September

There are 3 couples having dinner in a restaurant plus a very small part of a waiter with a couple of lines. There is not much in the way of staging – 3 tables in a restaurant with 2 chairs at each table. The conversations alternate between the tables. Not much action but nice dialogue and good characterisation for actors to get their teeth into. There are restaurant type props but the only meal that is served is a salad with some bread and everyone ends up with a drink at some point. The play is American but I think I am going to change the American references to British ones thus avoiding the need for American accents.

Characters:
Waiter – ideally male – with very few lines but some well timed entrances.

Paul & Mandy – a couple celebrating their 5 year anniversary although the evening doesn’t really go to plan….

Barbara and Michael – Barbara is trying to get Michael to sign the divorce papers.. but Michael has other ideas…

Doris and Todd – what do you get when you have a lawyer and a therapist out on a blind date…??

With regards to ages – all ages are pretty flexible but do depend on how each character interacts with the other people cast. The script suggests 30s for everyone but I think anyone between the ages of 24 and 50ish should consider coming down for a read through.

Rehearsals will be during the summer holidays – after an initial read through, just after casting, I hope to meet again in August when everyone is pretty much off book. This means rehearsals will be about characterisation and interaction and we will have the freedom to experiment. This also means things move nice and quickly in rehearsals. As the play is mainly a series of duologues rehearsals can initially be in couples on different nights, but everyone will need to be available for the last 2 weeks of rehearsals.

I am really looking forward to seeing you all at the audition – this play is funny yet thought provoking so it will be a lot of fun to do. If you are keen to be considered but cannot make the auditions please contact me on sampowell2@hotmail.com.

Thank you!

Sam – Director