Firstly a HUGE thank you to all who attended the workshop and auditions for Jack and The Beanstalk, it was great to see so many familiar faces along with some new ones! We were really impressed at how well prepared you all were and how quickly you picked up the choreography and direction, it was great to see you all enjoying yourselves and we can’t wait to get started after Shrek.
The audition panel had a tough job as you are such a talented bunch! Those that were unsuccessful will play an important role as members of the chorus with lots of opportunities to shine & support the principal characters.
Congratulations to the following (for safeguarding reasons some surnames have been omitted)
Jack Trot - Ethan N
Jill - Evie H
Silly Billy Trot - Zoe Boulton
Fairy Moonbeam - Jess B
Grabbit - Lewis B
Fleshcreep - Adam Spiers
Dame Trot - Greg Pearson
King Maurice - Dan Hampshire
Giant - TBC
Daisy the Cow - Amy Grimmitt & Bev HowlettWe look forward to seeing you all at the first rehearsal on Sunday 23rd October at Offenham Village Hall at 14.00 along with anyone else who would like to join the chorus.Dan & Greg P
We might be only just coming into Summer...but panto planning time is already upon us (oh yes it is!).
For January 2023 our panto is Jack & The Beanstalk and will be co-directed by Daniel Westbury and Greg Pearson (returning to directing for Phoenix after a few years break).
So... what do you need to know...
We are looking for anyone aged 11+ , both junior and adults alike, to join the cast for this exciting production. No previous experience is necessary...just bring enthusiasm and a willingness to join in.
Auditions - Sunday 26th June 2022 at The Henrician (formerly the Evesham Arts Centre) from 11am until 5.30pm. We will be running a singing/movement workshop from 11am until
12.30pm, followed by auditions from 1pm. Please attend both(sessions if you intend to audition. If you only want to take part in the chorus you only need to attend the workshop morning session.
Full details of the show, audition parts and how to apply can be found here.
Show Dates - Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd January 2023; at the Henrician Theatre.
Rehearsals - will start on Sunday 23rd October 2022 at 2pm at Offenham Village Hall, Main Street, Offenham, finishing at 5.30pm.
The chosen script ... it’s lots of fun; has lots of great larger than life principal characters (including Jack, Silly Billy, Giant Blunderbore, Fleshcreep and Fairy Moonbeam) along with the usual chorus to support them. We are planning to really utilise the chorus and get them involved in lots of scenes; so would love to see as many of you as possible (including adults!) taking part. As ever, everyone over 11 years of age is welcome, it would be great to see both new and familiar faces (young and old!) at auditions, so keep your eyes peeled for further details! We’d love to have a really difficult time making decisions about cast because we know so many of you will give great audition performances.
Any questions drop us an email on email@example.com Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Dan and Greg P
If you missed auditions or have had a change of heart, and would now like to be involved in Shrek (October 2022), please do let us know by contacting the team at firstname.lastname@example.org – we would like to have an idea about the number of people to expect on the first rehearsal. We are still welcoming new and returning members between the ages of 11 and 21 years old.
Rehearsals will commence on Sunday 8th May at Offenham Village Hall between 2.00-5.30pm. We will continue to accept members joining the cast up until the second Sunday rehearsal (Sunday 15th May). Because we have such a tight rehearsal schedule, we also ask that you let us know as far in advanced as you can, about any absences, so we can plan around it. The rehearsal schedule will be shared with everyone on the first rehearsal, but it is really important that you can commit to this production!
Shrek Production Team
Shrek Production Team
Dick Whittington - Rehearsals!
Anyone aged 11+ wanting to take part in the chorus must attend our first rehearsal on Sunday 17th October or notify us that you wish to participate by emailing email@example.com, if you can't attend that week.
For those coming along to chorus we look forward to seeing you at Offenham Village Hall. Rehearsals are every Sunday starting 17th October 2021 from 2pm -5.30pm until Sunday 19th December 2021. Occasional Monday evening rehearsals at Aston Sommerville Village hall 7-9pm for principal cast/choreography from Monday 18th October as required. Rehearsals recommence on Sunday 2nd January 2022 at The Henrician Theatre with additional rehearsals from the 14th January, to showtime of 19th January.
Further information from our info@ email as above.
Dick Whittington- Panto Update!
I would just like to say a very big thank you and congratulations to all those that attended the workshop and auditions for Dick Whittington Pantomime on Sunday the 1st August at the Henrician (Evesham Arts Centre). I know we say it every year but this year was genuinely a particularly difficult time in making decisions on our Main Characters. It is so amazing to see so much talent coming forward and I sincerely hope that those that did not get main parts will continue to strive forward as we look forward to both the “Show Must Go On” and our work in progress show for October 2022 “Shrek The Musical”.
My thanks go out to all the Panel, our front of house helpers and particularly to Greg and Katie who put so much work in for the workshop.
I am delighted to announce the following Main Characters are:
Dick Whittington - Emily S
Tommy the Cat - Evie H
Dolly Doolittle the Dame - Adam S
Alice Fitzwarren - Phoebe S
Alderman Fitzwarren - Dan H
Percy Partridge - Oscar L
Walter Winkle Dollies assistant - Zoe B
King Rat - Amy G
Fairy Snow - Bella R
Captain Joshua Bilge - Hazel S
The Mate - Nina R
Princess Taffeta of Morocco - Jessica B
Well done to all and for those that are coming along to chorus we look forward to seeing you at Offenham Village Hall. Rehearsals are every Sunday starting 17th October 2021 from 2pm -5.30pm until Sunday 19th December 2021 for full cast. Occasional Monday evening rehearsals at Aston Sommerville Village hall 7-9pm for principal cast/choreography from Monday 18th October as required. Rehearsals recommence on Sunday 2nd January 2022 at The Henrician Theatre with additional rehearsals from the 14th January, to showtime of 19th January.
Our storage unit fire- update!
You may have seen in the Evesham local press that on Sunday 30th May 2021 a major fire engulfed our storage unit at Murcot. We have stored the entirety of Phoenix’s possessions at the unit for over fourteen years; this included many thousands of pounds of technical equipment, hundreds and hundreds of costumes, props and sets. Unfortunately, everything within the unit was destroyed during the fire, along with another four business units attached to ours. The fire was declared a major incident and took over ten fire engines to get under control.
Since news broke of the fire, we have been inundated with extremely kind, generous offers of help, gifts and well wishes. It is lovely to know how much the group means to people in the local community and we would like to extend our thanks to everyone who has reached out to us in the last two weeks.
The group's management committee are working extremely hard to ensure that Phoenix is able to rise from the ashes and produce our next production- The Show Must Go On! In October 2021-Tickets are on sale for this now!
If you are keen to offer your help to the group at this difficult time then please do email: firstname.lastname@example.org although best way to support us, is to buy tickets and come and see our upcoming productions.