Sewing Day 26th Nov

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Many thanks to everyone who got in touch regarding the Sewing Day. Going with the majority this will be on 26th November in the Target Room from 10am until 4pm. We will supply a light lunch, tea/coffee and biscuits to … Continue reading

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Panto Advertising and PR

As you may know we have been increasing our use of social media as part of our wider advertising push and this has really been paying off.

Now rehearsals for Peter Pan are well under way you can help us by sharing our posts and tweets and making your own. We really need to create a buzz around the production to attract as many people as possible. Follow us on Twitter @ForumPlayers and retweet us and where you tweet yourself about the panto please include our handle so we will see it and can reply/retweet.

In all social media posts please can you use our hashtag #BEPeterPan. This is on all official PR and again the aim is to create a buzz around it and have lots of results if someone searches online against it. We will also be encouraging audience members to use it before and after the production, for example by having our own version of a photo booth at Claytons School Christmas fair and Bourne End’s fun night.

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Sewing Day

Now that we have a cast for this season’s panto, time to crack on with making all the costumes we will be needing – there’s quite a list this year! As always we will be holding a sewing day in November in the Target Room next door to the Community Centre. We start at around 10am and finish about 4pm, and have a nice home-made lunch of soup, French bread, cheeses and Jill Hyde’s wonderful home made cake to keep us going! It is always great fun and a chance to sit and have a natter while we create the wonderful designs that are going to wow our audiences.

It doesn’t matter if you think you can’t sew – we can always find you something to do regardless of ability!

We have two possible dates: 19thNovember or 26thNovember. Please let Tracey know if you can help and if so which of those dates you could make so we can decide which works best. Friends and family are also welcome to come if they can help!

Even if you can’t make the sewing day Tracey would be glad to hear from you if you can help generally with the costumes as there will still be plenty to do outside of that time.

Many thanks.

Kind regards

Tracey Huxley

Wardrobe Mistress, Forum Players

Email: tracey.huxley@sky.com

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Panto Readthrough and Audition Scripts

Readthrough on Monday 25th Sept is in the small hall and starts starts 7.45pm for 8pm and, the auditions on weds 27th are in the main hall again starting 7.45pm for 8pm.

Cast list

Claude Tick- Tock the Crocodile – narrator /scene setter(M)

Peter Pan, principal boy – Heroic and dashing, the boy who doesn’t want to grow up (F)

Wendy Darling, principal girl – Sensible and well brought up motherly(F)

John Darling & Michael Darling – Wendy’s younger brothers, Typically boyish (M)

Tinkerbell – feisty fairy and Peter’s best friend, partly played by a laser light (F)

*Mother – Mrs Darling, loving mother of the Darling children (F)

*Father – Mr Darling (M)

*Captain Hook – The baddie, posh pirate captain, dramatic and flamboyant (M)

Nana Smee – Nanny and Dame, outrageously over the top(M)

Tiger Lily – A strong minded Indian princess (F)

*Mama/Papa –Indian chief- Imposing with a soft side(M/F)

Rum and Coke –comedy duo-pirates who work for Hook- mean with a soft side(M/F)

Prosecco and Chardonnay – Mermaids, a bit dizzy and very funny(F)

THE LOST BOYS ( M/F)

Slightly – compulsive liar

Curly – Loveable and bashful

Nibs – The bravest lost boy

Toodles – Always last, misses all the action, naïve,clumsy, likes food

Spooks – Scared of his shadow

Spike – Tough guy, the hardest of the group

CHORUS: – the Indians( Booming Voice, Fire Starter and Meek as Mouse) children and pirates

Speaking chorus parts are Meek as Mouse and Pirate 5

Audition pieces are below. Click on them to view

Peter Pan and Wendy

Tinkerbell

Tiger Lily and Chief

The Lost Boys

Rum and Coke

Prosecco and Chardonnay- Mermaids

Nana Smee

John and Michael

Father and Mother

Claude Tick Tock Rap

Captain Hook

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Peter Pan Auditions

Just a quick reminder the reading of our next panto, Peter Pan, is on Monday 25th September with auditions starting on Wednesday.

Hope to see you all there

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Here are the cast photos fro Agatha Crusty

Click here for cast photos

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Please see this link to the Agatha Crusty video

Please click this link to the video of Agatha Crusty

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Auditions for Peter Pan

Read through 25th September

Auditions 27th September and 4th October

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September 2017 Newsletter

Well after the crisis talks in the summer as to whether Forum should fold or not; here we are…… back, rejuvenated and raring to go for our autumn production of:-

Agatha Crusty & the Village Hall Murders

This laugh out loud comedy by Derek Webb   is directed by Forum stalwart  Wendy Keeble who describes it as having more murders than Midsomer and as clueless as Clouseau!

So, what further encouragement do you need ?

Book your tickets now from Bourne End Library or call   01628 523291 for performances on:

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 8pm

Bourne End Community Centre

Tickets £9 or £7 concessions

(Alternatively, if you are a Senior Citizen-you can see if for free on Weds, 20th)

As previously mentioned, Forum held a couple of crisis meetings during the summer about the future of the society. Ros,our chairperson, was very clear – if Forum is to continue and go forward , then there has to be commitment from members towards supporting future productions not only in words but also in deeds.

Like many am-dram societies, the annual pantomime forms the backbone of the programme offered and this year, Jill Hyde answered the call to arms and said she would take on directing the 2018 panto. Jill Dady, a new member from last year, volunteered to help her and when Jill H said she’d always wanted to do Peter Pan, Jill D was thrilled as it’s her favourite too!

So  having found a suitable script, the two Jill’s are now inviting  all Forum players and any new members to audition to fly away to Neverland, Rock around the Croc and get Hooked ( get it?) into Jan 2018 panto!!

Please see list of cast below.

Next Panto read-through is 7.45pm for 8pm start, Monday 25th September in the small hall at B.E. community centre, with auditions on  Weds 27th September, main hall.

Audition pieces will be available by email a week prior to auditions.

Both Jill’s are determined to make this the “best panto ever” but for this we need a large cast of adults & children over the age of 8. As ever, men are in short supply; so if you’ve a husband that you want out of the armchair or a Dad, brother or uncle that you feel is mean enough to play Captain Hook! Let us know!  Forum Players needs them!

….And  remember, if you know of someone that would like to get involved but doesn’t want to perform on stage , there’s loads of other “behind the scenes” stuff that we will need help with – costumes, scenery, props etc etc

Peter Pan The Pantomime

  • Cast list

  • Claude Tick- Tock the Crocodile  – narrator /scene setter(M)

  • Peter Pan, principal boy – Heroic and dashing, the boy who doesn’t want to grow up (F)

  • Wendy Darling, principal girl-Sensible and well brought up motherly(F)

  • John Darling & Michael Darling – Wendy’s younger brothers, Typically boyish (M)

  • Tinkerbell–  feisty fairy and Peter’s best friend, partly played by a laser light (F)

  • *Mother– Mrs Darling, loving mother of the Darling children  (F)

  • *Father– Mr Darling (M)

  • *Captain Hook-The baddie, posh pirate captain, dramatic and flamboyant (M)

  • Nana Smee-Nanny and Dame, outrageously over the top(M)

  • Tiger Lily–  A strong minded Indian princess (F)

  • *Mama/Papa –Indian chief- Imposing with a soft side(M/F)

  • Rum and Coke –comedy duo-pirates who work for Hook- mean with a soft side(M/F)

  • Prosecco and Chardonnay – Mermaids, a bit dizzy and very funny(F)

  • THE LOST BOYS ( M/F)

  • Slightly– compulsive liar

  • Curly-Loveable and bashful

  • Nibs-The bravest lost boy

  • Toodles– Always last, misses all the action, naïve,clumsy, likes food

  • Spooks– Scared of his shadow

  • Spike-Tough guy, the hardest of the group

  • CHORUS: – the Indians( Booming Voice, Fire Starter and Meek as Mouse) children and pirates.

  • Speaking chorus parts are Meek as Mouse and Pirate 5

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2 Artist Easels Needed ASAP

We need two artists easels for the production of ‘Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders’

Please can anyone help? If so. I’d love to hear from you. My e-mail address is:-

jillhyde@ntlworld.com

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