Welcome to the April newsletter it seems like the year is flying by, it only seems like the other day I was eating turkey and making new years resolutions.
It has been a sad month for the forum with the passing of Margaret Seaman. Margaret had been a member of Forum for many years and after her performing days were over still came and watch many of the shows. Margaret’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 26th April at the Hampden Chapel, Amersham Crematorium. Donations are being given to The British Heart Foundation. I know we all wish Margaret’s family the best at this sad time.
As I mentioned in the March newsletter on the 21st May we are hosing a quiz supper. Preparations are well underway however helpers are needed on the day with the cooking and setting up. We are also in need of a scorekeeper.
We are also planning to run a raffle as part of the quiz and need prizes. Please can I ask that people donate one prize to the raffle, you never know you could win it back ☺.
If you are available to help or have raffle prizes then please contact Wendy.
Also and most importantly we need people to participate, if you can please support the Forum by coming along, and bringing your friends and family, to take part that would be fantastic. Tables are 8 people but don’t worry if you don’t have enough people for a table as we can always make sure that you are seated with other fantastic quizzers.
Tickets are £12 per person if booked by 18th May and £15 after that.
Tracey and Kerry are planning a clear out and catalogue of our wardrobe on the 8th May. This will involve taking everything out, organizing, cataloguing and replacing it all.
In addition to this Graeme is also organizing a scene dock clear out. We need to keep the scene dock in good order, both so we can find things and so other patrons of the Community Centre can use the space, and this means regular clear outs.
As anyone who has cleared out their own wardrobe, garage or shed knows it can be tiring and as many hands make light work, therefore if you are free to come down to the Centre and help please contact Tracey, Kerry or Graeme.
As the year is flying by it is time to think about our autumn production. We are planning a read through on Monday 9th May of a few plays. However to make this a useful exercise we need people to join us at the Community Centre as it is impossible to know if we can cast a play without know who might be available to participate.
If you are interested in taking part but cannot attend then please let me/Leigh know.
Also if anyone has any shows that they would like to put forward then please bring them along.
As I said the year is flying by and although it feels like we have just finished one panto it is time to think about the next one.
On the 4th July we are planning to hold our initial read through of any shows that have been put forward. If you have a panto that you would like to put forward then please contract myself/Leigh.
Otherwise I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 4th July and if you cannot come but do want to take part in the panto then please let us know.
•Wardrobe clear out – 8th May
•Scene dock clear out – 8th May
•Autumn production read – 9th May
•Quiz Supper – 21st May
•Panto read – 4th July
•Autumn production dress rehearsal – 11th September
•Autumn production – 14th – 17th September
Whether you are an amateur dramatic group with a cast to kit out or just need a fancy dress outfit, we may have what you need! Available for sale or hire, we have a wide variety of animal costumes, sets for shows and Pantomimes in a range of sizes for both adults and children. Please contact us for any enquiries, and take a look at the pictures on our website to see the kind of costume creations we have available!
Thanks to all who came along and supported our Panto.
From all the feedback we have received it appears that everyone enjoyed it.
We are a friendly club, who celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2008, and we try to put on two plays or revues and a pantomime each year.
We meet most Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.00pm at the Bourne End Community Centre.
We have a good sized stage and have a large scene dock to store flats and props, which allows us to build our own sets.
Anyone is welcome to join our club, you don't have to act as there are plenty of backstage, front of house roles.
Please feel free to pop in and have a chat, or E-Mail me for further information
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