Bourne End Community Centre
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We are a friendly club, and we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year.
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.
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In the Target Room from 10:00 till 15:00 Calling all members… we would appreciate help from anyone who would like to join us and help make some of the costumes that we need for panto. Our annual sewing day is … Continue reading
Great music rehearsal this week. Lots of new & exciting song choices for panto. We are still looking for more peeps in our chorus for anyone thinking they might like to come & join us. 🤗🤗
Using the dragon from our 2006 Panto
The wardrobe team at work …
Stage crew and set designer being their usual cheeky selves
… and, of course, tea on the go all the way. Thank you Kerry! 🙂
We had a great evening last week, reading the script for Aladdin. We have lots of enthusiasm for this panto and lots of feedback in terms of people wishing to read for certain parts on the August casting evenings (Wednesday 22nd & Wednesday 29th).
I wanted to share with you all the character list, so that you have a chance to consider any parts that you might be interested in. Most of the characters are not gender specific, although we will be restricted within certain age ranges (however we have a wide scope!).
*Nobby (a panda)
*The Emperor (or Empress)
*Genie f the Lamp
*Genie of the Ring
*Chorus as Chinese citizens, Cave Sprites, Palace Attendants, Guards etc.
We are particularly keen to hear from those of you who might be interest in reading for the Villain, Abanazar! Lots of energy, volume and snarls required!!
Quite a few of you have reached out to Wendy and myself to let us know which characters you are interested in for the casting evenings. For those of you who haven’t already spoken to us, please do let us know and we can plan the casting evenings accordingly, or just come and join us when you can. If you would like to see a copy of the script ahead of the August dates, please let us know and we can either email the PDF or send you a hard copy.
See you soon …”oh yes we will!”
Kerry and Wendy
Unfortunately we don’t have enough members available to take part in the Anniversary Show and therefore the show director, Jill Hyde, has reluctantly made the decision not to proceed. We hope to have some sort of small get together, perhaps during the original planned show week in September, to mark our 50 years just for members past and present… watch this space.
As you know, in deference to the football, Panto reading is now on 18th July. There will also be 2 casting meetings/auditions on 22nd and 29th August, all held in the Bourne End Community Centre, main hall at 8pm. If you can’t make either of these but are interested in auditioning could you let us know on or before the 18th, and we will give you the opportunity for reading that evening (18th July).
Rehearsals will commence on Monday 8th October for principles and chorus will join early November.
Last rehearsal before Christmas will be Dec 19th and will restart Jan 2nd.
‘Must Do’ dates for panto are as follows:
13th Jan Dress and Tech
14th Jan Dress
16th Jan Senior Citizens performance
19th Jan 2.30 performance
20th Jan 2.30 performance
26th Jan 2.30 and 6.30 performance
If you cannot make all these dates then I am afraid you will not be able to be part of the cast.
We look forward very much to seeing you all on 18th.
Wendy and Kerry
I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful summer!
I wanted to keep everyone up to date with details on the upcoming events for the group.
50th Anniversary Show…
This evening, 9th July, we have our rescheduled ‘first rehearsal’ for the 50th Anniversary Show. Most of you will already have received an email from our show Director, Jill Hyde, however to keep everyone informed, I am sending this email to all members. If you would like to be in the show, but can’t make the rehearsal tomorrow, please let either Jill or myself know.
The rehearsal today will take place in the community centre Target Room, which is on the left hand side of the main entrance.
As previously shared with you, we had planned to have the Panto script read through this Wednesday, 11th July. However, due to the fantastic success of our national football team, we have made the decision to move the date. The rescheduled date for the script read through is going to be the following week, Wednesday 18th July, in the main hall at the Bourne End Community Centre. The panto that has been put forward for this reading is ‘Aladdin’.
We have 2 audition dates, Wednesday 22nd August & Wednesday 29th August, 8pm start. If you can’t make either of these dates, but would like to be considered for a part, please let either myself or Wendy Keeble know, and we can discuss with you.
Panto rehearsals…will begin early October, More details to follow nearer to the time.
That’s all for now!
Hope to see you all soon.
Chairman, Forum Players
Monday 2nd July – 50th Anniversary First Rehearsal
Wednesday 11th July – Club Meeting to discuss Pantomime for Jan 2019
Wednesday 19th September – 50th Anniversary Dress Rehearsal
Friday 21st September – 50th Anniversary Show
Saturday 22nd September – 50th Anniversary Show