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Re: Acting and Live Theatre.

Postby Movie Aristotle » Dec 27, 2019 9:45 am

Wow, King_Erlian! That is quite a lot of shows! I wish I could come to see them all, but alas, the distance is too great. Break a leg!

This Spring, I had the pleasure of playing Harold Hill in The Music Man. Then, this Autumn, I appeared in a play based on a memoir of a local author about growing up on a farm. It was a fine little play. I'm happy to have been in it, having grown up on a farm myself. Also, the playwrights are friends of mine, so it was fun to act in one of their shows.
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Re: Acting and Live Theatre.

Postby Courtenay » Dec 27, 2019 9:56 am

King_Erlian wrote:If things go to plan, I will be in no less than six Gilbert & Sullivan stage productions in 2020 - five amateur and one professional!


Oh wow!! :D That's brilliant, King Erlian. Which plays are they? (I've been a G&S fan from an early age.)
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Re: Acting and Live Theatre.

Postby King_Erlian » Dec 30, 2019 2:11 am

Patience - third week in March, Bolton
Princess Ida - fourth week in March(!), Sheffield
The Yeomen Of The Guard (professional production) - August, the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate
The Mikado - August, the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate
The Pirates Of Penzance - first week in October, Poynton
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Re: Acting and Live Theatre.

Postby coracle » Feb 13, 2020 2:34 pm

For the last week I have been rehearsing with the Logos Theatre in South Carolina!
I returned to New Zealand from England four months ago; I hadn't had any further work in London, but I did fly over to see The Horse and His Boy at the start of March last year, together with some other Narniaweb people. You may have watched the podcast with the Narnia Trivia Quiz (which we recorded while we were together for a couple of days) and heard my voice asking the questions.
I loved the production (see the review by daughteroftheking), and was impressed by the high quality of the work. In chatting to the director afterwards, I remarked, "I'd love to do a show here." Later in the year she contacted me about a role that she thought I would be right for (a very small woman in my age group).

Now I have the great pleasure of working in this amazing Christian ministry. It feels professional, but it is one of the sections of a college - the Academy of Arts. The huge team of cast and crew includes students, local community members, the staff, and me! They are VERY talented in all areas!

The show is called, "A Peep Behind the Scenes", and it's based on a book written by an English minister's wife in 1877.
I found an online copy to read, but in USA the book seems to have been re-issued by Lamplighter, who also did an audio drama of it.
The show is brand new, and has a full set of songs and dances, with a pre-recorded orchestration. It's going to be spectacular!
It has a Christian message, but it also deals with a couple of sensitive issues regarding the treatment of women.
If you are nearby and interested, you might like to consider seeing it.
https://thelogostheatre.com/
Logos also has a Facebook page, where you can find lots of pictures and some video on this show.
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Re: Acting and Live Theatre.

Postby Cleander » Feb 14, 2020 1:56 pm

So cool coracle! I've heard of that story (through Lamplighter) but had no idea it was being put on by the players at Logos. Congratulations!
Maybe I'll be able to see you in it; (I'm actually living not too far from the Academy!)
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Re: Acting and Live Theatre.

Postby coracle » Feb 15, 2020 3:11 pm

Oh please do come. :)
It's worth getting a few friends together to come and see.
Narnia lovers are most welcome (there are some items on display from the Narnia movies!)
I'm only here for this one show by the way. I'm on a visa waiver for under 90 days.
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