The Milton Follies is a community theatre group which performs both an all ages show and adult show at the Milton Theatre each year. We are always on the lookout for new performers, backstage and technical helpers for our shows. If you can sing, dance, act, or help in anyway, the committee would love to meet you. Simply contact us via Facebook, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Follies will be performing two shows in 2016, and the first will be our all ages show, The Little Mermaid Jnr!
Milton Follies held a mini Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat reunion on Saturday June 16th, with cast and crew of the successful November 2017 production reuniting at Mollymook Bowling Club to sing along to the Donny Osmond movie.
Local performers were in fine voice, with many reprising their roles for one last time. There were many laughs to be had, as the team relived missed cues, close calls and rapid costume changes, and absent members were fondly recalled.
At the end of the movie, it was unanimously agreed that our production had put the professional version to shame.
After a fortnight of auditions in April, the cast has been chosen for our upcoming production. The director Di Falloon has selected a very experienced group of actors, who came together for the first read through in late April.
The cast is:
Chris: Norma Lowe
Annie: Debra Appleton
Cora: Ruth Myers
Jessie: Mary Scott
Celia: Di L’Estrange
Ruth: Suzanne Sayers
Marie: Janet Shaw
John: Ed Love
Rod: Bill Lampard
Lawrence: Gavin Dorrell
Lady Cravenshire: Natalie Moore
Brenda Hulse: Andrea Douglass
Elaine: Crystal Moore
Liam: Daniel Costello
The production team is:
Director: Diana Falloon
Assistant Director: Natalie Moore
Producer: Allan Dean
After the recent read through, rehearsals will start in about a month.
Come and audition for our 2018 show Calendar Girls, based on the very popular film of the same name:
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members, Cora, Celia, Ruth and Jessie, to pose nude with them for an ‘alternative” calendar.
The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new found fame.
Audtions will be held at the CWA Hall in Milton at 7-9pm:
The much loved comedy Calendar Girls will make its local debut at the Milton Theatre towards the end of this year. This popular story follows the quiet, normally conservative ladies of a Women’s Institute in Yorkshire, who bare more than just their souls, in order to raise funds for charity.
The play is in the safe hands of experienced director Di Falloon, who has created many successful shows for the Follies over the years. She’s returning from a break, full of enthusiasm for this moving story about friendship, nudity, loss, and strategically placed flowers and vegetables.
Anybody who’d like to act on stage, or help behind the scenes, or at the front of house, watch this space for further details!