Musical 2018 - 20th to 24th March 2018


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Fiddler on the Roof

 

The cast.....

 

The Committee and the Direction team have the greatest pleasure in announcing the cast for Fiddler on the Roof. We apologise for the delay in publishing this list but this was partly due to call backs and partly because, as you will notice, the cast list is not quite complete. We still need some men and boys so if you know of anyone who might like to get involved please contact the committee or the direction team.

 

CAST LIST – FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

TEVYE: Anthony Chamberlain

GOLDE: Sally Feetenby

LAZAR WOLF: Bill Fletcher-Neal

TZEITEL: Tara Roberts

HODEL: Lucy Booker

CHAVA: Ella Crossland

YENTE: Jules McColl

MOTEL: Dan Sinnott

PERCHIK: Dan Sinclair

FYEDKA: Tommy Booker

FRUMAH SARAH: Sarah Montague

GRANDMA TZEITEL: Talia Robens

  

 INNKEEPER: Rich Turley

AVRAM: Gil Garland

ANNA: Kirsty Bonner

SHPRINTZE Isla McColl

BIELKE: Annie Robens

RUSSIAN TENOR: Jonathan Cardrick

SHANDEL: Caroline Sheard

THE FIDDLER: Gracie Seldon

SWING: (understudy for Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava) Belle Stallard

CONSTABLE: TBC

RABBI: Grant Davis

MENDEL (his son): TBC

  
VILLAGERS: So far…Lauren Pomfret, Kevin Brown, Teresa Chapman, Trevor Trout, Jean Lewis, Apple Taylor, Judy Titmuss, Penny Masters, Julie Cardrick, Christine Bonner, Felicity Bonner, Sarah Robens, Abbie Wood, Bethan Tucker, Charlotte Hodgson, Elizabeth Sheard, Ben Sheard, Archie Feetenby. Di and Rob Willcock, Will Howatson, Dee White, Astrid Kemble.
   


We are confident that you will agree that this is a very exciting mix of existing, returning and new members. The committee would like to thank the audition panel for their time and you the members for displaying such a wealth of talent that the panel found decisions very difficult.

 

Congratulations to all those cast and commiserations to those who weren’t but we are delighted that you all still want to be part of the production. We can’t wait to get started!

 

For this multi-award winning musical, Fiddler on the Roof the direction team will have as co-directors Jill Brock and Lynne Deller with John Amery as MD, Suzie Boyle as choreographer and Lin Rowe as Stage Manager.

 

So, what's the show about and why have we chosen it?

 

A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is like a fiddler on the roof, trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck. It isn’t easy. You may ask, ”Why do we stay up there if it’s so dangerous”? We stay because Anatevka is our home…. And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in a word………. Tradition!” CUE SONG…!

 

Tevye, the poor milkman opens the show with these lines - and wow what an opening - this show certainly starts with a bang! Tevye, together with his wife Golde and their five daughters (yes five) form the focus of this fabulous tale. The story is set amongst a colourful Jewish community in Czarist Russia at the beginning of the 20th Century. It’s a changing world and Tevye, his family and indeed the whole village face many, many challenges – a theme which resounds with people all around the world today. Fiddler on The Roof is a rich in drama, fabulous music and filled with humour - and with sadness. A winning combination that gets the emotions going every time!


Fiddler is a show that Lynne and Jill know and love and they have some exciting new ideas for KATS’ production. John has been MD for the show twice before and it’s one of his favourites. Suzie loves Jerome Robbins choreography and can’t wait to make it her own. Fiddler is a joy to watch AND just as importantly, to perform. There’s plenty for the ensemble and some wonderful principal and supporting roles so naturally KATS are encouraging absolutely everyone to get involved. We need actors of all ages - including children - and we need all our best singers, movers and shakers!

 

Summer Play 20th-23rd September 2017

Entertaining Angels - a play by Richard Everett -

directed by Mike Davies

 

‘I’ve poured two hundred thousand cups of tea, made four thousand six hundred medium-sized quiches and personally baked two tons of light crust pastry. And for what?’

 

As a clergy wife Grace has spent a lifetime on best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom of being able to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister, Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations forces Grace to confront the truth of her marriage. Set in a classic English vicarage garden complete with a grass-banked stream and willow, the play is filled with sharp-edged comedy and probing wit.

 

Entertaining Angels was performed by

 

Grace Christine Bonner
Ruth Jules McColl
Sarah Jenny Wood
Jo Bethan Tucker
Bardolph Mike Davies

 

Everett, a dramatist new to me, has come up with that increasingly rare commodity, a boulevard comedy that is both entertaining and affecting … This is a funny, touching and genuinely thought-provoking comedy and one that surely deserves a West End transfer.

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Musical 2017 - 29 March to 1 April


March 2017 saw the world premiere of

 Pieces of After Eight penned by our very own Grant Davis with Jonny Jarman

 

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On an isolated Caribbean island is a town of pirate families, in hiding for over 300 years. Pirate Captain Daniel Lightfoot inherits a treasure map. Intrigued, he travels to England to find the buried treasure which he believes to be in the grounds of the Seaview Hotel.

 

The hotel is run by world-weary James Riddell, who keeps his hotel afloat by selling smuggled cigarettes and alcohol to his residents. In the care of James and his wife, Pru, is their niece, Samantha.

 

Unhappy in her marriage, and with the threat of the dashing Captain Lightfoot taking her niece, Samantha, back to the Caribbean, Pru is a desperate woman.

 

Put a desperate woman in the company of a pirate anxious to wrestle power from Captain Daniel. Add a sprinkling of romance, an undercover excise woman, a Volvo with a faulty gearbox and crumbs of a well-known chocolate mint left under a table and you have Pieces of After Eight.

 

Grant directed, with two experienced Assistant Directors - Christine Bonner and Jules McColl.  Music was directed by Mary Romanos, and choregraphy by Beverley Adams.

 

 

 

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