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: email@example.com although best way to support us, is to buy tickets and come and see our upcoming productions.
What commitment do I need to be in a show? Heres an example.
The commitment to the show is as follows:
Rehearsals: Every Sunday at Offenham Village Hall starting October from 2pm -5.30pm until Sunday December for full cast. Occassional Monday evening rehearsals at Aston Sommerville Village hall 7-9pm for principal cast/choreoraphy from October as required.
Rehearsals recommence on Sunday at The Henrician Theatre with additional rehearsals from the January, to showtime of January.
If you cannot commit to attend please do not audition. As a group we operate a policy of 3 rehearsals per production as the maximum allowable for pre-planned absences. You will be asked to leave the production if more are missed.
Are there any limitations to the number in the cast?
Dependant on the numbers that apply to perform it may be necessary to limit numbers in the chorus. The cast will be advised of any decisions taken once we know how many we need to accommodate.
Phoenix stand committed to give everyone the opportunity to participate in live theatre and we will do everything in our power to continue with this aim.
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What happens next?
Auditions for all on Sunday at The Henrician.
If you are unfortunate not to get a main part you will still have the opportunity to take part in the chorus.
If you have any questions on the above please call Keith Norledge, the Producer, on 0777 333 7108 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to answer any questions.