NEWS

Jack & The Beanstalk

 

 

Audition Information

 

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 jackpanto2023@gmail.com Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Dan and Greg P

Shrek the Musical News! 

 

 

Rehearsal Information

 

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 shrek@phoenixtheatregroup.co.uk – 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!

And don’t forget that tickets are already on sale, so make sure you book your tickets as soon as possible, to ensure you don’t miss out! Tickets can be booked at the Henrician website: https://www.henrician.org/events/shrek/

Shrek Production Team

AUDITION DAY

 
A BIG thank you to all who came to our Audition day for Shrek. It was great to see so many come along, and so well prepared !
We've said it before but we were amazed at the talent out there! Whilst we know many were disappointed they didn't land the part they really wanted, the good news is there are still loads of supporting roles to be allocated. We really could have filled every part several times over.......
With in excess of 55 people auditioning there was always going to be some who miss out...... That's a part of auditioning. The Learning from this is come along, be in the supporting cast and prove us wrong....(so as next time you get a bigger part!).
We will allocate the remaining supporting roles at our first rehearsal on 8th May....so check on the website for the full details. Our chorus are an integral part of the show and we invite everyone aged 11 -21 to come along and take part. (That's anyone who didn't get a part yesterday or anyone still wanting to be involved)
The Cast for SHREK is as follows: For safeguarding reasons surnames have been omitted:
Shrek - Henry C
Fiona - Jess L
Donkey - Tom B
Lord Farquaad - Evie H
Dragon - Bella R
Gingy/Sugar plum Fairy - Lois E
Pinocchio - Sophie H G
Mama Ogre - Jessica B
Papa Ogre - Josh C
King Harold - Lewis B
Queen Lillian - Edie H
Young Fiona - Erin A
Teen Fiona - Rosa M
Thelonius - Jack S
Young Shrek -Edward B
A big CONGRATULATIONS....to everyone!
The production team of Shrek are looking forwards to working with you all.
It's still not too late to get involved in the show. If you are interested, please email us at shrek@phoenixtheatregroup.co.uk. We need to be aware of the number of people we are expecting at the hall and, as always, we will be following the current and necessary COVID advice and guidelines.

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 info@phoenixtheatregroup.co.uk, 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: info@phoenixtheatregroup.co.uk although best way to support us, is to buy tickets and come and see our upcoming productions.

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