Upcoming Productions 2019

As well as Don’t Dress for Dinner which we will be performing on the main stage at the end of this month we are planning to perform the following productions over the next few months:

  • Woman in Mind from 16th-20th April in the Vesta Tilley studio
  • While We’re Here from 11th-15th June in the Vesta Tilley studio
  • Teechers from 20th-24th August in the Vesta Tilley studio
  • Neville’s Island (provisional) from 23rd-26th October on the main stage
  • And we mustn’t forget our popular Saturday morning children’s theatre with performances on 2nd March, 6th April and 4th May before taking a break for the summer!

    Audition: Woman in Mind

    Auditions will take place on Thursday 17th January at 7:30PM and Sunday 20th January at 2:30PM in the studio
    If you would like to audition but cannot attend at these times please email info@stac-worcester.org.uk

    Characters
    Susan – the protagonist of the story unhappily married to Gerald and creates a fantasy life with Andy
    Gerald – Susan’s dull but reliable vicar husband
    Muriel – Gerald’s widowed sister, a terrible cook who believes spirits communicate after death
    Rick – Gerald and Susan’s son who left home to join a cult
    Bill – Bumbling family doctor with domestic problems of his own!
    Andy – Susan’s fantasy husband, a younger more affluent, exciting and athletic prospect than Gerald.
    Tony – Susan’s fantasy brother, sporty and boisterous
    Lucy – Susan’s fantasy daughter, beautiful, accomplished and demure

    We are looking for flexible performers willing to take on extra roles such as props and costume.

    We are also looking for a stage manager and lighting/sound designers/operators.

    Performance Dates: 16th to 20th April 2019
    Director: Janet Bright
    Rehearsal Times: Mainly Monday and Thursday evenings plus some Sunday afternoons in the run up to the performance

    Non-members may audition but must become members of the company if cast. This also applies to backstage crew.

    Season Ticket Offer for Children’s Theatre

    Season tickets for our next four children’s theatre performances can be purchased in advance for just £8 per person (a saving of £2). To take advantage of this offer please contact Worcester Live box office on by telephone on 01905 611427 or in person (the box office is situated at Huntingdon Hall in Crowngate).

    Performances will take place at 10:30 and 11:45AM at the Swan theatre on the following dates:

  • 2nd February
  • 2nd March
  • 6th April
  • 4th May
  • Audition – Don’t Dress for Dinner

    Our next production may be just a fortnight away but we are already planning the following one!

    The audition will take place on Sunday 14th October at 11AM in the upper studio
    If you would like to audition but cannot attend at this time please email info@stac-worcester.org.uk

    Characters
    BERNARD, a middle aged wealthy business man who lives with his wife in an old French farmhouse.
    JACQUELINE, his wife who has secrets.
    ROBERT, his friend, similar age to Bernard.
    SUZANNE, Bernard’s mistress, youngish, sexy.
    SUZETTE, a hired chef, youngish, cheeky.
    GEORGE, Suzette’s husband, preferably a large man.

    Cast will require good comedic skills and commitment

    Director: Paul Bellamy
    Rehearsal Times: Mainly Monday and Thursday evenings plus some Sunday afternoons

    Non-members may audition but must become members of the company if cast. This also applies to backstage crew.

    Season Ticket Offer

    There are just a few days remaining to take advantage of our Children’s Theatre season ticket offer.

    Book by telephone on 01905 611427 or in person at Worcester Live box office by 5th October 2018 to see our next three productions for just £6 per person (a saving of £1.50)

    Men of the World August 2018

    Our next production (and contribution to the 2018 Worcester Festival) is now less than a month away. We will be performing another of John Godber’s plays, this time featuring three coach drivers reminiscing about (and playing the parts of) some of the many interesting and colourful characters whom they have had on board over the years.

    Tickets are on sale from Worcester Live box office.

    Audition: Shadowlands

    Auditions for our October production  (Shadowlands) will take place at 7:30PM on Thursday 17th May in the Studio.

    If you would like to audition but cannot make the above time and date please email info@stac-worcester.org.uk

    Performance Dates: 24th – 27th October 2018

    Rehearsals will be on Monday and Thursday evenings plus some Sunday afternoons and are due to begin in July.

    Requirements: All those cast will need to be paid up members of STAC (non-members may audition but must join if cast) . Scripts will be issued, with following charges:

    • £5 returnable deposit (using pencil only) and returning script at the end
    • £10 (using pen, highlighters, etc ) and keeping script at the end

    The characters

    CS Lewis in his fifties, academic, a character who grows in his humanity through suffering
    Major Warnie Lewis Lewis’ bachelor older brother
    Prof. Christopher Riley an Oxford don, bit older, maybe 50 to 70
    Rev ‘Harry’ Harrington an Oxford college chaplain, probably 30-60
    Alan Gregg an Oxford don, the youngest of the dons
    Dr Maurice Oakley another Oxford don
    Joy Gresham ( Née Davidman) American, late thirties
    Douglas Joy’s eight-year-old son
    Registrar
    Nurse
    Doctor
    Waiter/waitress in tea room
    Priest
    Waiter/waitress in hotel

    The largest and most challenging roles are those of CS Lewis, Joy Davidman and Warnie(CSL’s older brother). There is the small group of Oxford dons (Riley, Oakley, Harrington and Gregg) who have three or four scenes with the two brothers – nice smaller roles. Of these Riley and Harrington are the larger ones. The director is happy to have one actor doing more than one of the smaller unnamed parts like, Priest, Waiter…..etc…..Equally we could have a larger team with those parts played by more actors, but the roles would be smaller on that basis
    Scripts are available from Bygones in Worcester. Sign for a copy with name and address, telephone and date when taken out and returned – within 3 or 4 days please, and definitely return them there by the 15th May. Bygones of Worcester by the Cathedral open weekdays 9-30 -5-30 (Except 1-2 on Saturdays)

    Audition: Men of The World

    Auditions for our August production  (Men of the World) will take place at 2:30PM on Sunday 13th May in the Studio.

    The audition will consist of people reading parts of the play as the main character and one of their other personas.

    If you would like to audition but cannot make the above time and date please email info@stac-worcester.org.uk

    Performance Dates: 21st-25th August 2018

    Rehearsals will be on Monday and Thursday evenings to start exactly at 7.30pm (or another night if this is an issue) and some Sunday afternoons to begin at 2.30pm. The rehearsals will finish no later than 10pm or 5pm. Hopefully, most will be in the studio, but other places may be used if required.

    Requirements: Each actor will need a passable Yorkshire/Northern accent (but don’t worry if it is not one of your skills; there will be time to perfect it in rehearsals) and have the ability to adopt different personalities for the many parts.

    All those cast will need to be paid up members of STAC (non-members may audition but must join if cast) . Scripts will be issued, with following charges:

    • £5 returnable deposit (using pencil only) and returning script at the end
    • £10 (using pen, highlighters, etc ) and keeping script at the end

    The characters are three northern coach drivers preparing for a mystery trip to Scarborough and passing the time remembering more exciting trips from the past, such as the one down the Rhine Valley: Stick hates his passengers and wishes he was doing the Spanish run, Larry is a seasoned traveller and Mario Lanza fan and Frank is their female counterpart. These three actors take turns playing an assortment of passengers, from the dotty old complainers to the retired miners seeking excitement on too little money

    LARRY  (male, older than the others, also plays Doris and Wally) – Has been doing trips for as long as anyone can remember; sings Mario Lanza songs; calm persona; leader of the three

    STICK (male, age negotiable, also plays Jean, Brian, Martin, Harry, Mollie and Raymond) -Hates the day trips, much rather being with young ladies on a trip to Spain; bit bullish and argumentative; uses swear words at times

    FRANK(IE)  (female, age negotiable, also plays Sissy, Len, May, Dot, Connie, Clive and Dolly) – The female counterpart of the three; confident and holds her own with the men; peacemaker

    Vita and Virginia

    You may have heard Ruth and Sue (alias Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf)  on BBC Hereford and Worcester with Kate Justice yesterday (12th April).

    If you wish to hear what they have to say the program is available via the link below.  The first of their pieces is 2 hours, 33 minutes and 5 seconds into the program (should you wish to use fast forward) and the second is 2 hours, 51 minutes and 37 seconds in.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p061z3t8

    Performances will take place from 17th to 21st April and tickets are still available.