1 – Gammer Gurton’s Needle
Jo Swan has been doing sterling work, putting together an ‘A’ list team and working on the tour schedule. The events team at Norwich City Council have given us their backing and all is looking good. We are now in the process of finalising the tour dates. Casting will take place around early March next year.
2 – Due to a rights issue we are unfortunately unable to perform ‘Kindertransport’, which was our production scheduled for the end of February next year, but fear not, our intrepid director Rebecca Wass has decided instead to put on ‘Goodnight Children Everywhere’ by Richard Nelson, a play that deals with some similar themes.
World War II. Bombs are falling. A twelve year old boy is sent away from his home in South London to Canada; one sister stays at home, the other two are evacuated to Wales. Five years later, in the spring of 1945, now a young man, he returns home. His mother and father are both dead, and his three sisters are waiting anxiously.
Goodnight Children questions what is home, and what constitutes a family when relations are pulled apart by war. Characters needed :
Peter – 17
Betty 21, his sister
Ann 20, his sister
Vi 19, his sister
Mike, early 50’s, married to Ann
Rose 19, Hugh’s daughter
All ages are playing ages and movable with costume and hair. The auditions will be workshop style with some games and script work. You do not need to prepare anything beforehand.
The same team (Jo Edye, Panda and Rebecca) will be producing and the venue will still be Dragon Hall from the 24th February next year.
3 – Garage clear out!!! 1pm 29th September, meet at junction of Waterloo Road /Angel Road / Patterson Road in NR3. PLEASE let me know if you’re coming – email@example.com – and we really do need as many people as possible – the store is in a cellar and the plan is to form a human chain and entirely empty the space, the Boudicca team can sort out what they want, we’ll take loads to the tip and sort out what remains into some semblance of order and replace it. If there are enough of us it will be a breeze. Thanking you all in advance. Also anyone with a van or trailer would be very useful for the tip run(s).
4 – 20th Anniversary party. We had one for our tenth and we’d like to have one for our 20th around october next year. We’d like to form a party planning sub committee, so if you’re interested in getting involved in that let me know or come along to the next meeting.
5 – One of our members is at the Maddermarket shortly. ‘Now is the Hour’ with Tim Lane goes up on September 19th for a two week run.
6 – Leighton is going to set up a Crude Apache google calendar – watch this space.
7 – Crude Apache veteran Tom Carver can be seen in his latest filmed outing, presenting The Moving Pictures Guide to Stamping Out Junk Mail, a series of eight short videos, totalling about 23 minutes, for the http://www.stopjunkmail.org.uk/ website.
So if you’d like some helpful advice on trying to stop some of the rubbish that’s shoved through your letter-box and would like to see Tom having a rant and getting hot under the collar about junkmail, give it a look. Look out, too for Tom’s glamorous accomplice.
This is the third film that Tom has made for the stopjunkmail website, following “Hamlet” and
8 – Last call for Boudicca auditions this Sunday 8th at Norwich Arts Centre – 1pm, just turning up is fine, more info on the Common Lot’s facebook page.
Next meeting will be at Jurnets Bar, Wensum Lodge at 8pm on Tuesday 1st October