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SOUTHWICK

PLAYERS

COMMUNITY THEATRE SINCE 1935

Upcoming Productions

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Rehearsed play readings
free for Members and Friends
Friday April 27th
 Deall Room
7.30pm

An evening
of drama, refreshments
and
good company

Southwick Players Youth (SPY) present

Fantastic Mister Fox

by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood
July 18-21 2018, 7.30pm, matinee on July 21st

A real children's favourite from the mind of Roald Dahl

 

Fantastic Mr Fox is a tale of "goodies vs baddies", with the wonderfully witty Mr Fox running rings around his enemies … the revolting Boggis, Bunce & Bean.

When Mr Fox steals one chicken too many from a local farm, the farmers decide the only cure is to rid themselves of Mr Fox by any means possible. Outwitted at every turn, the farmers ploys backfire, and the animals celebrate with an enormous feast at their expense.

 

This adaptation is enormous fun, and will capture the imagination of young and old alike - and most of all, will have audiences enthralled ... with creative, magical staging, it will be a wonderful play for the
Southwick Players Youth Group.

 

David Wood has adapted many children’s stories for stage, including Dahl's "The Twits" and "The Witches".

The Corn Is Green
October 10-13 2018

A heart-warming and poignant comedy

Into a tiny Welsh mining village in 1900 steams an

opinionated and driven English woman – determined to
educate them all, whether they like it or not. Into this mix
of opposites is thrown the most talented, if uneducated,
Welsh miner that she has ever seen, and she sets him on
the road to a future nobody ever dreamed possible.
A story of triumph over adversity, of following your heart,
following your dreams. Of conflict and sorrow.
Of inspiration.

Emlyn Williams most enduring play, even more inspiring due
to it being semi-autobiographical. It premiered in 1938 in
London with him in the lead role, and since then it has endured
many revivals and films, with different versions starring such
acting royalty as Deborah Kerr, Bette Davis, Ethel Barrymore,
Katherine Hepburn; the last revival in 2007 starred Kate Burton,
daughter of Richard Burton.

There are delightful dramatic clashes of English against Welsh,
of middle class education against working class illiteracy,
of old traditions against new knowledge.

Show Meeting: Wednesday 6th June 2018 - Auditions 13 and 20 June.

SHOW PACK AVAILABLE NOW: email show.pack@southwickplayers.org.uk

 

Our Winter Pantomime
Cinderella - more info soon!

DEATH & THE MAIDEN: Ariel Dorfman’s explosively provocative, award-winning drama is set in a country that has only recently returned to democracy and still struggles with a fascist, violent history...

 

Gerardo Escobar has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by the humane doctor, Roberto Miranda. But Gerardo’s wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes in Miranda’s voice the man who once tormented and tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years before. Is this the same man?

Wed 6

to

Sat 9 March 2019

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