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Made in Dagenham auditions
Soberton Players are looking forward to staging this fantastic musical in November. But there is much to be done before then.
Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. ... Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.
The production requires a sizeable cast and there are some wonderful speaking and singing parts and as ever, we welcome new members!
Audition packs are available from Susan Hyland - email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
'Allo 'Allo fund-raising success
Our Gala Dinner performance of 'Allo 'Allo in March raised £1000 for the Rowans Hospice.
Many thanks to the hard work of all those involved in this amazing event - particularly Jenny Clarke and her family for the catering and Katie Flannagan for organising the raffle and to local businesses for generously donating prizes.
My Fair Lady - A review
Click here to read a review of our recent production of My Fair Lady by Jonty Sherwill
Stagehands required for our next production
Would you like to join Soberton Players as a stagehand for our next production? Plenty of support and training will be provided by our production team, so don't worry if you have not done anything like this before. Stamina and concentration are all that is required.
If you would like to have a go, please contact Susan Hyland on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket price bargain
Ticket price bargain
Sadly we have had to raise our ticket prices by £1 for an adult ticket - simply because the cost of performance rights and script hire for our productions of is so high.
Still, at £8 for an adult ticket that makes our tickets a real bargain - laugh for laugh more than 90 per cent cheaper than the average West End performance!
We keep our costs low thanks to the dedicated work of our backstage and technical team who use enormous ingenuity and creativity to produce stunning scenery, effects and costumes on a tiny budget. Our Front of House team also make a huge contribution to our finances via the raffle and the excellent refreshments. We'll certainly drink to that!
Enjoy a 2-course supper before the show
Book a pre-theatre supper at The White Lion, Soberton
Turn your theatre visit into a real night out by treating yourselves to a superb value two-course meal at the local pub which is just a few minutes' walk from Soberton Village Hall.
At £17.50 for adults and £9.95 for children (drinks extra) you can relax and dine in style before the show. Numbers are limited so book early by ringing The White Lion direct on 01489 877346.
Diners need to be seated by 6pm to ensure enough time to complete their meal.
Soberton Players celebrates 30th Birthday
Soberton Players past and present gathered at Soberton Village Hall on Friday 10th July 2015 for a celebration of 30 years of successful entertainment in the village.
Photos and video footage of some of the highlights of the past three decades were on show throughout the evening, sparking some hilarious memories of past triumphs.
Congratulations to all Players and here's to the next 30 years!
by Amanda Whittington
Tickets are now on sale for our latest production - an exuberant comedy by Amanda Whittington about fish factory workers from Hull enjoying a day out at the races. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as they ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter. Will they hit the jackpot?
Tickets are £7 or you can make an evening of it by enjoying a pre-theatre supper at the White Lion, Soberton at 6pm - cost for supper and show is £22.95 inclusive.
To book ring our box office on 02392 632551 or email: email@example.com
The production dates are Thursday 30th March to Saturday 1st April at 7.30pm in Soberton Village Hall.
Charity Performance Saturday 24th March
Our performance of 'Allo 'Allo on Saturday 24th March will be a have a suitably Gallic flavour as the audience will be seated at cafe-style tables and served a delicious two-course meal. The main course will be served at 7pm and dessert will follow in the interval. You are invited to bring your own wine or other drinks.
Tickets for the performance and dinner will be just £22 and all profits from the evening will go to The Rowans Hospice.
Ladies Day casting
"Ladies day" Casting
by Amanda Whittington
Casting Date for Next Production – “Ladies Day”
Monday 12th December, Blakes Room, SVH at 7.30pm
Despite the name there are some excellent roles for men in this exuberant comedy by Amanda Whittington about fish factory workers from Hull enjoying a day out at the races. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as they ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter. Will they hit the jackpot?
Katie will direct and Sam will produce. As there is a relatively small cast for this play we hope you will be prepared to take on another job within the production if you don’t get a part.
Rehearsals start Monday 9th January. The Technical Rehearsal is 19th March, Dress Rehearsal, Sunday 26th March.
The production dates are Thursday 30th March to Saturday 1st April.
If you want to find out more about the play and the various characters email Katie – firstname.lastname@example.org
“Meet the Players”
Open Evening at Soberton Village Hall
Monday 16th May from 7.30pm
- Was your school production the last time you acted on stage?
- Have you studied drama or theatre but not had a chance to use your skills yet?
- Do you think you might like to have a go at am dram, but worry that you might not have the talent?
Answer yes to any of the above and we’d love you to come and get to know Soberton Players, your local, extremely friendly and – we like to think – pretty accomplished am dram group.
After 30 years of productions – some brilliant, some, well, less so – we are keen to ensure the group continues to stage entertaining shows for years to come. But, frankly, some of us are getting older and we need fresh talent both on stage, directing and on the lighting and sound side. We are particularly interested in recruiting people who can play the teens to thirties characters.
We’re considering some rather exciting material for 2016-2018 – “Gypsy”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” “Ladies Day” “Noises Off” and “The Railway Children” to name but a few. Our plans are still fluid though, so if you have some ideas about productions you would like to see on the Soberton stage, do please come along and discuss them with us.
The evening will be quite informal with a glass of wine and a few nibbles, a bit of chat, some brief readings and possibly even a stab at rehearsing and performing a five-minute comedy if there is enough interest.
You may not think of yourself as an actor, but then neither did most of the current Players. We simply looked in one day to help with teas or chaperone a junior player and got hooked on the smell of the greasepaint (all now water-based thankfully)……
So do drop in, meet the team and see if you might like to get involved.
Calendar Girls raises over £2,000 for Leukaemia
Calendar Girls raises over £2,000 for Leukaemia Research
Soberton Players would like to thank our wonderful audiences who gave so generously and bought lots of calendars, helping us raise a magnificent sum for Leukaemia Research.
Read more and see show photos here.