One for the Road | 5th – 10th December 2011

By Willy Russell, directed by Sandie Campbell

On the evening of his birthday Dennis is making a last ditch attempt to break away from the confines of middle-class existence. Imprisoned on Phase 2 of the housing estate, and surrounded by Tupperware parties, Weight Watchers and wife swapping, he tries to revert to his former easy-going way of life. He reaches breaking point when next door neighbours Roger and Jane arrive for his party carrying presents that epitomize the hated way of life. In between giving instructions on the telephone to his parents (lost in the maze of bungalows) and keeping a secret hidden in his reproduction Queen Anne Bureau, Dennis attempts to pack a rucksack. Then he finds that, in turn, Jane, Roger and Pauline (his wife ) all want to come with him…

The cast:

Dennis Cain           Rob Chambers
Pauline Cain          Rachel Cormican
Roger Fuller          Ian-Paul Munday
Jane Fuller            Sanchia Leddy

The cast in action

Dennis ranting about his hatred of tupperware

 

Backstage:

Set Design:                                  Adrian Pope
Lighting Design:                         Jon Lewis
Sound Design:                             Ian James
Stage Director:                           John Heather
Set Construction:                       John Heather & T62 members
Set Decor:                                   Adrian Pope & T62 members
Stage Manager:                         Liane Marchant
Asst Stage Manager:                 Lynne Craig
Lighting Assistant:                     David Hart
Sound Assistant:                        Andrew Herbert
Props:                                          Beryl Neal, Sandie Campbell
Wardrobe:                                  Valerie Polydorou, Sandie Campbell
Make-up & hair:                        Jean Golder, Penny Vetterlein, Christine Lever
Prompt:                                       Audrey Knighton, Nina James

House Manager:                        John Heather
Refreshments:                           Audrey Knighton, Lynne Craig
Raffle:                                          Janet Clark
Box Office:                                  Margaret Uzzell
Programme Editor:                   John Guttridge
Poster/Programme Design:     Graham Copeland

Dancing at Lughnasa | 3rd-8th October 2011

By Brian Friel, directed by Janet Clark

Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, one of Ireland’s most important playwrights, was first performed at the Abbey Theatre, in Dublin, in 1990, and garnered the 1991 Olivier Award. In 1998, Dancing at Lughnasa was adapted to the screen in a film directed by Pat O’Connor and starring Meryl Streep.

Set in 1936 Dancing at Lughnasa is a play about hopes, frustrations, dreams and desires set against a background of Irish cultural identity, nostalgia, historical change, and pagan ritual. It revolves around the five Mundy sisters (Kate, Maggie, Agnes, Rosie and Christine), all unmarried who live together in a cottage on a farm 2 miles away from Ballybeg in Donegal with Michael, Christine’s seven year old son, born out of wedlock.

The cast:
Michael:       James Mercer
Kate:             Janet Edden
Maggie:        Sanchia Leddy
Agnes:          Hayley Beszant
Rose:            Jess Webb
Chris:           Emily Smith
Gerry:          Ian-Paul Munday
Jack:             Del Stone

Backstage:

Set Design & Decor:                   Adrian Pope
Lighting Design:                         David Hart
Sound Design:                             Andrew Herbert
Stage Director:                           John Heather
Choreorapher:                            Hollie Campbell
Set Construction:                       John Heather & T62 members
Set Decor:                                   Adrian Pope & T62 members
Stage Manager:                          Liane Marchant
Asst Stage Manager:                 Sue Hicks
Sound Assistant:                        Jon Lewis
Props:                                          Bery Neal
Wardrobe:                                  Margaret Uzzell, Valerie Polydorou
Make-up & hair:                        Jean Golder, Penny Vetterlein, Christine Lever
Prompt:                                      Mary Ransom, Nina James

House Manager:                        John Heather
Refreshments:                           Lynne Craig, Audrey Knighton
Raffle:                                          Sandie Campbell
Box Office:                                  Margaret Uzzell
Programme Editor:                   John Guttidge
Poster/Programme Design:     Graham Copeland

Bromley Theatre Guild Festival Awards: May 2011

The hall was packed for the Bromley Theatre Guild Festival Awards 2011 presentation in May.  Alison Mead  – Artistic Director of Three4all theatre company – adjudicated and announced the winners of the full-length play competition.  Theatre 62’s entry this year was our February production  Earnest Endeavours.  Alison said that the standard of the entries was very high.

Congratulations to all our nominees and to our winners: Margaret Uzzell and Valerie Polydorou for Best Costume, Sanchia Leddy for Best Performance by an Actress in a Minor Role and Raymond Langford Jones for the Adjudicator’s Award for Special Merit as playwright. Alison commented that the choice of the nominees is not based on the technical facilities of the groups or their premises as the scores awarded comprise the collective skills of each organisation.  Congratulations to the all other winners and participants from the other groups throughout the borough.