‘Bob & Doris Are Not Afraid’ - A Community-Cast Play By Jacquie Penrose Created on 16/03/2011 10:23:00
The Havant Literary Festival has secured an award from the Big Lottery Fund to commission and stage a play in May, 2011.
Bob and Doris Are Not Afraid’ by Havant writer Jacquie Penrose is a light-hearted look at how not to deal with the potential problems of climate change, to be performed by local professional theatre company, SOOP over the weekend of May 21-22.
We are pleased to be collaborating with The Havant Transition Network and with Langstone Technology Park where the play will be presented. Central to the project is the idea that this play should be presented in an environment not normally associated with theatre. This is because we want to attract an audience and many of the cast from people who are not regular theatre goers.
In addition to the five professional actors, SOOP’s Director, Nathan Chapman will be looking for a ‘community cast’ of up to thirty people who will, create a chorus that will provide all the sound effects for the show, using just themselves, their voices and their imaginations. In the run-up to performances on May 21st and 22nd, there will be weekend workshops to develop ideas. We are looking for people of all ages over 18, of all abilities, from all backgrounds. Previous theatre experience is not necessary.
The launch of the project
Sunday 27 March 2pm – 5pm.
Langstone Technology Park
Langstone Road, Havant
This is the message we would like to get across as we launch this exciting project:
Have you ever wondered what being in a play is like? Now is your chance to have a go, without any need for previous experience or the pressure of lines to learn – just the fun of being part of a team creating an exciting new piece of theatre.
If you would like to know more, come to a no-commitment workshop on Sunday 27 March at the Langstone Technology Park at 2pm. There will be games and exercises to give you a feel of the kind of work that will be involved, and a chance to find out more about the play and the reasons behind it.
And if you would like to ask questions: Htn2020@gmail.com or Tel: 079831 24014