The cast for our next production – Dark Sublime by Michael Dennis – has been finalised. Thanks to everyone who gave their time to attend the auditions, and commiserations to those who didn’t get a part.
The cast is as follows:
Marianne / Ragana Pamela Marnie
Kate / President Anita Quigley
Oli / Vol Bianca Hutchings
Suzanne / Jaylin Jemma De’ath
Bob Fraser / Vykar James Ross
Voice of Kosley Martyn Skeates
We are well known for giving opportunities to new members and this time we’ve chosen four newcomers out of a cast of seven!
Rehearsals will begin in earnest in January and we will be performing Dark Sublime at the Broadbent Theatre in Wickenby on 11th, 12th and 13th April 2024.
Auditions for our next production, Dark Sublime by Michael Dennis, will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th October and on Wednesday 18th October at St Mary Le Wigford Church, Lincoln LN5 7EQ.
When Oli arrives at now-forgotten sci-fi icon Marianne’s door, they are looking for an autograph – and maybe a friend. Marianne’s hoping for her phone to ring, for her best friend to see her differently, for her turn at something more substantial than a half-remembered role on a cult TV show.
As the actor and the fan start to explore each other’s worlds, they begin to discover what every good friendship needs: time and space.
Dark Sublime explores the complexities of relationships across the generations and is a love letter to British TV sci-fi (think Blake’s 7) with scenes from the real world intercut with scenes from a lost last episode that connect to what is happening in the real lives of the characters on stage.
Exploring the world of television and fandom, the lives of those who make it and adore it, the play is about joy and heartbreak and, most of all, friendship.
We will be performing Dark Sublime at the Broadbent Theatre in Wickenby on 11th, 12th and 13th April 2024.
We are auditioning for the following roles:
Real World Sci-fi world Sex Age
Marianne Ragana F 50s/60s
Oli Vol M/F 20s
Kate President of Earth F 50s
Suzanne Jaylin F 30s/40s
Bob Fraser Vykar M 60s
Voice only Kosley M/F
Everyone is welcome to audition, even if you are not a member. If you would like to audition but can’t make the date, please contact the director Vicky Ashberry – firstname.lastname@example.org.
At our annual meeting on 26th July we decided what our next productions will be.
In April 2024 Vicky Ashberry will direct Dark Sublime by Michael Dennis, while the following September Jez Ashberry will direct The Father
by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton.
Tentatively planned for 2025 and beyond are Brylcreem Boys by Peter Durrant, Brief Encounter by Noël Coward, Educating Rita
by Willy Russell, The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
For more details visit our forthcoming productions page.
We’ve organised another series of play readings to help us decide what plays we want to stage in the future.
These aren’t auditions, just a chance to get together and enjoy reading scripts together over a drink or two.
Readings start at 7.30pm in the function room at The Victoria Pub, Union Road, Lincoln LN1 3BJ – grab a drink from the bar before coming up!
Wednesday 13th September: Brylcreem Boys by Peter Durrant
Wednesday 4th October: The Entertainer by John Osborne
Wednesday 25th October: A Voyage Round My Father by John Mortimer
We look forward to seeing you there!
We had a good turnout at our annual meeting on 26th July 2023.
The new committee was elected as follows:
Chairman: Jez Ashberry
Secretary: Su Toogood
Treasurer: Fraya Grove
Technical: Kev Gillingham, Patrick Markham
Ordinary member: Anita Quigley
Thanks to Tegh Ahuwalia who has had to leave the committee after relocating to the Falkland Islands!