Wedmore Theatre 

Summer Family Barbecue, Sunday 15th July

We've transformed our 2018 Summer Barbecue at Walnut House (many thanks to David and Holly!) into a fun, family event.

All our subscribers are welcome, with their children. As well as the usual hot barbecued food (including veggie), salads and yummy little puds, there will be a heated swimming pool, a trampoline, and races and games for all ages. To cover the cost of food, tickets are £8 per adult and £2 per child. This includes a welcome glass of ice-cold Pimm's (or orange squash).

If you are interested in attending please email email Sue Rippon or ring her on 01934 713125.

At the foot of this web page you will find a sign-up form if you would like to become one of our subscribers.

Open Auditions - Sunday 22nd July 7pm at Wedmore Village Hall

"The Railway Children” will be our major production of 2018, on November 29th and 30th, and December 1st.

Rehearsals will start after the school holidays, in September, but we carry out our audition (which is really just everyone sitting in a circle reading the play through) before the holidays, in July. With a cast of 20+ (including 10 young people) and many more backstage, we shall again need a big team.

Call 01934 713125 or email chair@wedmoretheatre.com to register your interest.

Acting/directing workshops – with a professional tutor.

John Hartoch, a distinguished professional theatre director and formerly Head of Acting Courses at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, is coming to Wedmore this summer to tutor a set of three workshops for WT Newsletter Subscribers who would like to have a go at directing, or to develop and hone their acting technique.

The workshops are for all ages from 14 – 60 years, although a small number of places are offered to younger people who have acting experience, by invitation only. Participants can be complete beginners, or have any level of previous acting or backstage experience. They just need an interest in all its aspects of live theatre.

The three workshops finish with the participants putting on a short show onstage, using the work they have created together during the sessions, and playing it to a small private audience, including the tutor. We shall be using, as our script, “The Railway Children”, which is also to be Wedmore Theatre’s major autumn production this year. Open auditions for this production will follow on immediately after the final workshop, for those who are interested in reading for a part.

The three workshops take place in Wedmore Village Hall on the following dates:

Saturday June 30th from 3pm to 6.30pm
Saturday July 21st from 3pm to 6.30pm
Sunday July 22nd from 3pm to 6.30pm

The three workshops are linked, so applicants need to be able to attend all three. The cost for the set of three is £15 p.p. for over-18s, and £5 for 14-18s. Numbers are limited, to ensure that participants get the maximum benefit, so early application is advised, and in any case should be received by Wedmore Theatre NO LATER THAN JUNE 29TH.

To find out more, or to apply, e-mail chair@wedmoretheatre.com, giving your full contact details, age if under 18, any theatrical experience you have, and which aspect of theatre you are interested in learning more about. Or phone 01934 713125.

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