It was good to see so many people auditioning for Cider with Rosie this weekend.
It’s going to be another great year!
New and familiar faces are very welcome and those with experience or those wanting to give it a try for the first time.
It’s still not too late to audition next Sunday (6th April – so please do call Peter on 01235 850245 to book one.
CIDER WITH ROSIE – 16TH – 19TH JULY 2014
The Blewbury Players’ summer production this year will be an adaptation by Nick Darke of Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee on the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth. Our Director will be Chris Staines, who directed A Servant to Two Masters for us in 2010.
This atmospheric, autobiographical evocation of growing up in rural Gloucestershire during and just after World War 1, whose 100th anniversary this also is, introduces us to funny, tragic and vulnerable characters with whom we can readily sympathise. It takes us back to a way of life which is coming to an end as the Lee family grows up and as the war and its aftermath change the order of things.
The play has echoes of our previous productions Larkrise and Under Milk Wood, which were very popular and are still talked about, and will sit comfortably in the Garden Theatre. There can be as many as 37 parts and so there is plenty of opportunity both for experienced actors and for those wanting to try their hand in a Blewbury production for the first time.
Auditions will take place in Blewbury School. If you want to be involved but can’t make any of these dates, have a word with Peter 01235 850245 and we’ll see what we can do to accommodate you.
We are also in the process of putting together our production team. For those more interested in the back-stage side of things, please let Sheila Loy email@example.com know of your interest, if you haven’t already done so.