Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Help Wanted

Can you help us improve our website?

We are currently in the process of updating our website and need some help filling in the gaps.
If you read our list of past productions one of the things you may notice is that the shows at the bottom of the list haven't got pages linked to them. Then if you click through you'll see that the information we have listed for each production varies.
We would like for every show to have its own page with a full cast and crew list, some photos, and whatever other information that is to hand. We are looking through our archives for what we already have but there is always room for more.

How can you help?

You might have any programmes from past shows and the time to type up the contents.
If you haven't got the time to do the typing but can upload a picture for someone else to transcribe.
Transcribing images into text.
You took rehearsal or show photos and would like to select a few.
If you directed a show and have your "director's bit", cast list or other info to hand.

If you want to help contact

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Auditions for Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie

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Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie

On stage 4th - 7th March 2020 at the Drama Studio

Auditions: Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th October 2019 from 8pm to 10pm at Unit 1C, Nursery Works, Little London Road S8 0UJ Sheffield.

On board a steamer, cruising under the scorching Egyptian sun, honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves being pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom.
Then a tragedy strikes, a body is discovered and all fingers point to Simon’s ex fiancée.
But everything is not what it seems. Among a cast of characters that includes a shady socialist a fearsome battleaxe and a Dr with dubious credentials holidaying cleric Canon Pennefather is drawn into a web of intrigue and deceit as he finds himself on the trail of a ruthless murderer.
Our auditions operate as follows:
  • All are welcome
  • No preparation is necessary

Character list

CharacterPlaying AgeDescription
Miss FFoliot-FFoulkes50 – 70Harridan
Christina Grant20 to 30Miss FF’s niece, somewhat timid
Smith25 to 35An ardent socialist/communist, riddled with sarcasm
Louise20 – 30A maid, French accent
Dr Bessner40–80German(ish) accent
Kay Mostyn25 – 35Wealthy, selfish, glamorous heiress
Simon Mostyn25 – 35Kay’s charming husband
Canon Pennefather50 – 80Kay’s Guardian and a religious zealot
Jaqueline De Severac25 – 35 Simon’s ex fiancé – fragile
Beadsellers x2anyAlso doubling up as Captain of the Boat and Police Official
Steward20 to 90

Saturday, 5 October 2019

"Speak Up. Speak Out" Monologues and Duologues run by Alisdair Low

From time to time The Company run workshops on topics of interest. These are open to everyone.
Prices: £5 non members £3 for members.
Bring a prepared monologue or duologue on or off script 2 to 4 minutes- you choose.
You'll receive feedback and direction.
Then the 2nd half of the evening you can choose a sight unseen monologue/duologue and spent 20 mins preparing something to show to the group.
We will focus on preparing for the stage and for the camera with your pieces.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Wyrd Sisters Audition 08/03/18

Wryd Sisters by Terry Pratchett adapted by Stephen Briggs
8th March University of Sheffield Drama Studio Rehearsal Rooms 8pm
Terry Pratchett's story about three witches, foul murder, a ghost, and a playwright named Hwel, has a large cast and we operate open auditions.

The lead characters are the three wyrd sisters and an evil duchess (definitely not Lady Macbeth).  This is a certain Shakespearean tale told from the point of view of the witches, who are the heroes of the piece.

The Company is looking for actors of all ages and types but especially people wanting to play strong women to audition at the Drama Studio at 8pm on Thursday 8th March.
The audition is open to everyone, and their are plenty of roles.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

*Auditions moved to 8th March*

Due to the weather, tonight's auditions will now be 8th March.
Still at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio starting at 8pm.

Auditions 1st March

We are keeping an eye on the weather and the travel news and will make a definitive announcement about tonight’s auditions at 4pm.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Wyrd Sisters Auditions

Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare's Macbeth and then turns it up 'till the knob comes off. It's all there - a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).

Adapted by Stephen Briggs (who assures us the cast should still be able to be in the pub by 10 o'clock) and presented by The Company, a group of players who don't so much stroll but saunter vaguely pubwards.

Our auditions operate as follows:
  • All are welcome
  • No preparation is necessary
  • The rehearsal rooms are up the Shearwood Rd side of the Drama Studio past the stage door
  • There is a coded lock on the door, if no-one is about to let you in please knock

Character List

Granny Weatherwax
a witch
Nanny Ogg
a witch
Magrat Garlick
a witch
King of Lancre
Leonal Felmet
Duke of Lancre
Lady Felmet
his wife
an actor-manager
Mrs Vitoller
his wife
a Fool
son of Verence
a playwright
A company of
Players, Robbers, Guests, Guards, Peasants etc