All set for opening night

18th to 20th May 2006 - Trivial Pursuits - by Frank Vickery

Directed by Margaret Bulmer & Angie Croome

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Character:

Cast:

 

A Summer evening's barbeque is the setting for a meeting of the Trealaw and District Operatic Society. Next Season's play is being announced but Nick, the Society's business manager, has promised a different show and the plum roles to four different people.

As the evening progresses each character's foibles and talents are revealed: Joyce, once talented and well-meaning, is a lush; Teddy is alternately sweet and strident; Derek is pathetic but lovable.

The complex relationships between players emerge as moments of pure slapstick and farce alternate with ones full of real drama and pathos.

Not every hitch is resolved, but at the end of this exploration, by turns ironic and serious, of the joys and heartaches of amateur theatrics, we leave the Society intact and its members ready for another season testing the magic and artifice that is theatre.

Act I                  7.30 on a Saturday evening in August

Act II, Scene 1   Later that evening

         Scene 2   Ten minutes later

The Actonians are grateful to the Winterbourne Operatic Society for the loan of the grass and the trellis work.

Teddy

Joyce

Mona

Pearl

Roz

Jessica

Derek

Nick

Deidre

Eddie

   

Backstage:

Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction

 

Set Painting

Sound

Lighting

Prompt

Props

 

Bar

Ticket Sales

Advertising

Font of House

Production Photographs

 Godfrey Laundy

 Sarah McMahon

 Pat Stimson

 Michelle Lucas

 Sarah Atkins

 Rosie Bateman

 Alan Cross

 Mike Schofield

 Di Roper-Marshall

 Richard Stanway

 

 

Ray Bulmer

Ann Aplin

Ray Bulmer

  Barrie Wright

Bob Allen

Peter Lawry

Mark Whitehouse

Andi Fisher

Rhona Wright

  Pat Maltby

Bob Allen

Gaynor Clark

Howard Aplin

Steve Birch

Steve Birch