Blooming Good News
The charity calendar is now on sale and tickets to see our latest production, Calendar Girls are selling fast.
At this point during rehearsals, there’s often a solemn and slightly tense atmosphere as the countdown to curtain up begins, but this time it’s different. With a little over three weeks until opening night, there’s an infectious buzz amongst the cast and a tantalising energy rising in the rehearsal room. When asked what they’re feeling, the cast are bubbling with stories – how one scene has them giggling and larking around; the next, unexpectedly catapulted into sorrow when the script delivers a heart-wrenching slug of reality. Expect to see some lively and moving performances in our production of this extremely popular show.
Some of the cast will be strolling through Stroud Farmers’ Market on 25th August and 8th September, handing out fliers, chatting about the show and taking orders for 2013 charity calendars.
Meanwhile, we’ve just heard that the Cotswold Players have received four nominations in this year’s Rosebowl awards – competing amongst the best in the theatrical south west.
Our sumptuous centenary celebration, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Graham Bill has been nominated for Best Shakespearean Production. Damages has received two nominations: Dave Kilmister, for his thoughtful portrayal of a weary journalist in the Best Actor category and a Best Publicity nomination for Rob Mauler’s eye-catching poster. The charming candlestick, Lumiere, played with devilish aplomb by Richard Murray in Beauty & the Beast, takes his place in the nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. We’ll find out the results in the autumn.