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About miltonfollies

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: miltonfollies@gmail.com The Follies will be performing two shows in 2016, and the first will be our all ages show, The Little Mermaid Jnr!

Calendar Girls Tickets ON SALE NOW

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Photo Credit : Anna Rosenzweig

At first glance it should look like your classic WI calendar. Jams, cakes and sewing and all that. Except for one thing…the ladies are not naked, they’re nude.

A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference – no more photos of Wharfedale bridges or Norman churches for them. Overcoming their initial reserve, the friends drop their dressing gowns, their modesty spared only by artfully placed cakes, knitting and flower arrangements.

Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children and riding the wrath of the outraged WI, they spark a global phenomenon. But as media interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves exposed in ways they’d never expected, revealing more than they’d ever planned. A very English story with a very English heart, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.

Adapted by Tim Firth from the Miramax film of the same name, it is based on an uplifting and very inspiring true story.

Tickets for Calendar Girls are on sale now online here, or in person at Awka Surf Milton.

Show dates are:

7pm Friday 2 & 9 November

8pm Saturday 3 & 10 November

2pm Sunday 4 & 11 November

Tickets are $28 adult, $25 concession, student and groups of 10 or more

Buy Tickets

Thank you to our fabulous major sponsor –

Bella Coastal Property

and thank you to our fantastic regular sponsors –

Elders Insurance Ulladulla

Mollymook Golf Club

Tailor-Made Financial Services

Cupitt’s

Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club

Grant Brodie, Dental Surgeon

Kennedy and Cooke Lawyers

Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club

Ulladulla Joinery & Hardware

Mollymook Fine Wines and Ales

Photo Credit : Anna Rosenzweig

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Calendar Girls coming together nicely

“He reckoned all the jam-making and knitting was basically a front for a load of respectable middle aged women to get together and go nuts.”

Lawrence Sugden, to the women of the WI, Calendar Girls.

If you have been near the Milton CWA Hall in recent weeks, you may have heard raucous laughter spilling out from behind the closed doors of the Follies rehearsals for their November production of Calendar Girls.

While hard at work learning their lines and remembering their props, the cast and crew continue to find moments of hilarity in this heart-warming play of love, loss and fundraising.  One wonders whether Lawrence’s quote could equally be applied to the Follies team bringing this show to life. And that’s before the clothes come off!

With Di Falloon ably returning to her Director’s chair, Follies has been delighted to welcome newcomer Allan Dean to the role of Producer. With the script calling for a “boy band diorama made out of pine cones”, we are also delighted to welcome the fabulously talented Jann Dean to the role of Props Manager, and are always excited to see what she brings in next.

Jennifer Sach brings a wealth of practical experience to the role of Backstage Manager, and we are excited to welcome back Renee Morgan as Makeup Artist. With Ash Howes as Costume Manager, and the hard working Steve Sayers managing the Front of House Team, Follies is confident that this production is in brilliant hands.

Tickets for Calendar Girls are on sale now online here, or in person at Awka Surf Milton.

Show dates are:

  • 7pm Friday      2 &   9 November
  • 8pm Saturday 3 & 10 November
  • 2pm Sunday    4 & 11 November

Tickets are $28 adult, $25 concession, student and groups of 10 or more.

 

Could you Help for a Few Hours?

If you’re a dab hand building things, or have a special talent for finding the right props for a stage play, we need you!

We’re preparing for Calendar Girls, and can use all the assistance we can get. Please come along and help out, even if you only have a few spare hours.

It’s very rewarding seeing your handiwork on stage!

Please contact the producer Allan for details. Thanks so much. Without you, we couldn’t do it.

Allan Dean
0428 748 177
allan.dean.1@bigpond.com

Updated Cast and Crew for Calendar Girls

After a few unexpected events, the cast and crew of our next production has been updated.

Cast:

  • Chris: Di L’Estrange
  • Annie: Debra Appleton
  • Cora: Ruth Myers
  • Jessie: Mary Scott
  • Celia: Crystal Moore
  • Ruth: Suzanne Sayers
  • Marie: Natalie Moore
  • John: Nic Alexander
  • Lawrence: Gavin Dorrell
  • Rod: Daniel Costello
  • Lady Cravenshire: Norma Lowe
  • Brenda Hulse: Georgia Sadler
  • Elaine: Georgia Sadler
  • Liam: Bill Lampard

Crew:

  • Director: Diana Falloon
  • Producer: Allan Dean
  • Back Stage Manager: Jennifer Sach

Cole Porter’s Anything Goes coming to Follies

In exciting news, Milton Follies is able to announce their June 2019 Junior show, Cole Porter’s classic, Anything Goes. Lloyd McDonald, director of Joseph, The Little Mermaid and Seussical, is excited to be bringing this famous show to Milton Theatre, along with choreographer Ash Howes and musical director Ruth Myers.

“This is a great show with incredible opportunities for our local young performers. It’s a play with great comedic characters, so I’m looking for charismatic actors. It’s full of toe tapping songs like Anything Goes, I Get a Kick Out of You and You’re the Top, so my leading men and ladies are going to need to be strong singers.

Most importantly, this is a dancer’s show, so Ash is going to have her work cut out for her! Ideally, we’d love a core of 4-6 high quality dancers to feature in the high energy show-stopper numbers.”

There’s still a bit of administration and planning for Follies to get through, but expect audition information to be posted online towards the end of the year.