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Feb 19, 2018
Category: News
Posted by: Teresa

Clavering Players present a romantic comedy about the sexual politics of open marriage by DARIO FO and FRANCA RAME. Tickets include a performance by acoustic guitar and vocal duo from REV2, a glass of wine and a light supper.

'THE OPEN COUPLE' explores serious themes but its farcical structure leads to hilarious situations that will amuse, entertain and keep you guessing right up to the end.

Dario Fo won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997 and his many plays include 'Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!' and 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist'.

Come along! On the 3rd & 4th March 2018 at 7.30pm in Clavering Village Hall!

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Oct 6, 2017
Category: News
Posted by: Teresa

The spring production of 'Last of the Red Hot Lovers' directed by Sandra King was a great success, thoroughly enjoyed by enthusiastic audiences and received an excellent NODA review. Well done team!

Aug 2, 2016
Category: News
Posted by: Teresa

We are thrilled to announce that our festival production 'The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish' by David Tristram, came a very close runner up with just one point dividing us and the winning team from Woking.

Out of eleven entries, we thought it was a great result. Not only did we get the NDFA Council Trophy for runner up but also the John Scowen Award for Comedy and the Audience Appreciation award when all audience members who bought season tickets get to vote on their favourite production of the week. Thanks to all members and friends who supported us during this festival period.

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Our Country’s Good (Wertenbaker)

Our Country's Good is the story of convicts and Royal Marines sent to Australia in the late 1780s as part of the first penal colony there. It follows Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark's attempts to put on a production of George Farquhar's restoration comedy The Recruiting Officer with a cast of male and female convicts. The play shows the class system in the convict camp and discusses themes such as sexuality, punishment, the Georgian judicial system, and the idea that that it is possible for ‘theatre to be a humanising force'.


Cast:

The Military

Captain Arthur Phillip                             -    Trevor Osbourn

(Govenor-in-Chief of New South Wales)

Major Robbie Ross RM                           -    James Bentley

Captain David Collins RM                        -    Kennie Dowle

(Advocate General)

Captain Watkin Tench RM                      -    Richard Westbrook

Captian Jemmy Campbell RM                  -    Tony Phillips

Reverend Johnson                                -    David Smithet

Lieutenant Will Dawes RM                      -    Ian Miller

Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark               -    Keith Nuttall

Midshipman Harry Brewer RN                  -    David Smithet

(Provost Marshall)

A native Australian                                -    Felix Harris

 

The Convicts

John Arscott                                        -   Ian Miller

Black Caesar                                        -    Felix Harris

Ketch Freeman                                    -    James Bentley

Robert Sideway                                   -    Kennie Dowle

John Wisehammer                               -    Richard Westbrook

Mary Brenham                                     -    Nettie Hayes

Dabby Bryant                                      -    Lisa Bentley

Liz Morden                                          -    Sue Clatworthy

Duckling Smith                                    -    Charlotte Foster

Meg Long                                           -    Jennifer Scott-Reid

 

Produced by Peter Simmons