General meeting cancelled



Sorry to inform you that our meeting on Tuesday 17th March has been cancelled owing to the coronavirus situation.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please watch this space or our Facebook and Twitter pages for further updates.



Diary date: General meeting

We will be holding a general meeting for all members and anyone else who is interested in our theatre company on Tuesday 17th March 2020.

The meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th March in The Kennel behind the Dog & Bone pub on John Street off Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5BH.

At the meeting we will be discussing our production of Ladies’ Day which is currently in rehearsal, future productions, venues, fund-raising and anything else people can think of.

All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

LADIES’ DAY CAST ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce the cast for Ladies’ Day by Amanda Whittington, which we will be performing from 23rd to 25th April 2020 at the Broadbent Theatre in Wickenby.

Pearl: Anita Quigley

Jan: Vicky Ashberry

Shelley: Fraya Grove

Linda: Sophie Hall

All male roles: David Hitchings

Su Toogood is directing and rehearsals will begin in the New Year.

AUDITION FOR LADIES’ DAY

Our spring 2020 production will be the comedy Ladies’ Day by Amanda Whittington and we will be holding auditions in November.

We’re pleased to say that we will be returning to the Broadbent Theatre in Wickenby for the first time since 2008! The play will be staged from Thursday 23rd until Saturday 25th April 2020.

Ladies’ Day is set in a fish packing factory in Hull and York Races in June 2005 so the actors should speak with a Hull (or at least a Yorkshire) accent. Su Toogood will be directing.

Auditions will be held at the hall to the side of St Mary Le Wigford Church, St Mary’s Street, Lincoln LN5 7AR (next to the railway station) from 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th November.

Cast requirements (with probable playing ages) are:

Pearl, mid-50s
Jan, mid-40s
Shelley, mid-20s
Linda, early to mid-20s

There are six male roles which can be played by one man or several. We may share the roles among two or more actors:

Joe, supervisor to the ladies, probably mid-20s to 30s
Fred, a ticket tout, any age
Jim McCormack, a TV pundit, probably 50s
Patrick, an Irish jockey, early 20s
Kevin, a gambler, probably 40 to 50
Barry, a bookie, probably mid-50s

If you are unable to make the audition dates, or if you would like more information, please email common.ground@ntlworld.com

Su

NEW COMMITTEE ELECTED

A new committee was elected at our annual meeting on Thursday 1st August 2019.

The new committee is now as follows:

Chairman – Jez Ashberry
Secretary – Su Toogood
Treasurer – Fraya Grove
Technical – Kev Gillingham
Ordinary member – David Thew
Ordinary member – Elaine Howell

Our thanks go to Vicky Ashberry (outgoing treasurer) and Shelagh Gillingham for their help and support over the years.

For a copy of the minutes of the meeting please send an email to common.ground@ntlworld.com.