ActingWe are always
keen to see new members, whether you are new to performing, haven't done any
for a while, or are a 'dab hand'.
We have a mix of productions -
normally we have a pantomime in January, a muscial or play in May, and a play
in September - though recently this has been a Murder Mystery - we are always
keen to try something different.
Reheasals are Wednesday Eve
(7:30-10:30) and Friday Eve (8-10). We also have a Technical the Friday before
a show, and two Dress rehearsals on the Sunday just before - sometimes more if
the show is particualarly complex or technical.
If you are interested,
why not come along on a Wednesday evening; or drop us an email - or even phone
See contacts for more
Stage CrewWe have a
small, but perfectly formed, stage crew - though we could always do with a few
more. We have found people with an interest, but no experience, seem to get on
best - but all are welcome.
The crew also meet every Wed Eve. Stage work
consists of set construction (which involves a hammer and some paint),
Lighting, Sound and special effects. Everyone is involved with the set design
as we all have to build it, and this sometimes involves Sunday afternoons as we
get closer to the date of the show.
Joining the stage crew provides an
excellent opportunity to develop team working and can be good for your CV -
especially to get into theatre courses. We have lots of fun and gather for a
drink after an evenings work. We also get involved with the club social
Charlotte for more info.
What Can I Do?-
- Box Office
- Chorus (singing and dancing)
- Front of House
- Publicity - Art
- Raffle and Tuck
- Set Construction
- Set Design
- Stage Hand
- and much more.
As well as Acting and
Stage Crew, there are also a whole host of other activites from Front-of-House
to costumes and Make-up. Unlike the other two areas, these would probably take
up less of your time as they are more focused around the performance
The Stage Crew
Lighting and Sound (one
Followspot - For the panto
Our lighting assist getting
bigger from year to year...
Now she's in the
|Joining the Stage
The stage crew is a small "sub group" of the
drama club that meets on a Wed evening; and if needed at other times. Unlike
the cast for a specific show, the stage crew is enduring - meeting most weeks
to either build the sets or maintain the stage.
As the cast undergo an
audition, or an employee has an interview, all new crew members have a 4-week
"probationary" period during which they can decide if they like the group and
want to stay, and the current crew can decide if they think the new member will
"fit in" in terms of skills and approach (see note). Suitability of a new
member (or otherwise) will be decided by the stage director in consultation
with the rest of the stage crew; in some cases where a decision cannot easily
be reached a further period of 4 weeks probation may be offered (if the new
members wish to stay). After this period a second review is held and a decision
is reached by the stage director (again in consultation with the crew). The
stage director aims to get a strong majority agreement from the crew.
who then joins the stage crew would still have a 6 month (min) introductory
period (two productions (inc panto)) where they learn our approaches to set
construction and shows (and will not have a major role during this period).
i.e. will be stage hands. The aim of this is to ensure they operate safely and
know where items are kept and how the crew go about stage work.
anyone that doesn't join could of course join the club to act or take on other
The stage crew cover all technical aspects of a production
including set construction, stage management, lighting and sound. In terms of
suitability, the stage director will be looking for a range of personal and
technical skills which would include (though not be limited to): Working
Together as part of a team, Taking Instruction, Enthusiasm and Commitment,
Willingess to Learn, Painting skills, Skills with power tools, Construction
Skills, Working at Height, Technical knowledge of different aspects of theatre,
General fitness to work safety on a stage.