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Wyrd Sisters Rehearsals Underway

The cast and crew of Milton Follies’ June Production of the hilarious and topical ‘Wyrd Sisters’ have hit the ground running.

The show, a thought provoking comedy (think “MacBeth meets Blackadder), follows the adventures of three country witches who take on royal politics and the power-hungry, mad King. They meet with fierce resistance, in the form of a travelling performance troupe hired to rewrite history and spread ‘alternative facts’.

Director K-M Doyle was thrilled with the audition turn out, and the subsequent casting.

“This play attracted new blood for Follies which is always exciting. We have found:

  • Sarah – a former professional, British and French actor
  • Faron – a recent Charles Sturt drama graduate
  • Alex – with previous Edinburgh stage experience
  • Jodhi – a former professional actor and acting teacher, (now well-known locally as ‘The Scrappy Sculptor’)
  • Ed – a writer, actor and director of short films
  • Gemma – an experienced puppeteer
  • Layissa – a young emerging actor, recently returned from drama training in America.

We’ve also been blessed to find Ella, who is being mentored in Stage Management, and is proving herself to be perfect for the position, and an invaluable asset.

These new recruits, combined with the wealth of talent already in the Follies stable, are uniting as an insightful and dedicated ensemble, and I am so proud of the work they are already producing.”

Follies President, Ruth Myers, herself making her stage debut in this production, is delighted with the show so far.

“Terry Pratchett’s® Discworld® series is a firm favourite with readers worldwide, and I am delighted that a director with K-M’s experience and passion has volunteered to bring ‘Wyrd Sisters’ to Milton Theatre.

It is a privilege to be a part of an amateur cast that is receiving such professional training: from the industry’s leading voice training method, to ensemble building, deep character development, and individual tuition.

I am hopeful that our patrons will be treated to a show that makes them laugh and makes them think, and makes them proud to be of a community that produces and supports great talent.”

‘Wyrd Sisters’ will open at Milton Theatre on the June Long Weekend.

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Friday 4th at 7.00pm  Saturday 5th at 8.00pm  Sunday 6th at 2.00pm

Friday 11th at 7.00pm  Saturday 12th at 8.00pm  Sunday 13th at 2.00pm

Coming in November… Kiss Me Kate

The next Milton Follies adult production, Kiss Me Kate, will be held at the Milton Theatre in November. Watch this space to meet the cast that will bring this popular musical to life and to purchase your tickets.

The next kids’ show (to be announced) will be held in June 2017, with auditions in early February.

Below is a picture from last year’s production of Godspell.

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Little Mermaid to make a splash

Disney fans will flock to the Milton Theatre to see stunning teen songstress Brea Holland as Ariel in the hit musical Little Mermaid Junior in June 2016.

The Milton Follies will present six magical shows at the historic theatre, opening on Friday June 10.

Starring Ulladulla’s Australia Day Music Scholarship winner and Milton Voice winner Brea Holland as Princess Ariel, plus an all-singing, all-dancing cast, the show is sure to be a hit with lovers of princess stories of all ages.

The energetic cast of 46 young performers will bring the Disney story to life in a show featuring the well-known songs Part of Your World, Under the Sea and Kiss The Girl.

Show director Lloyd McDonald said the musical was sure to be popular and the cast and crew were ready to wow audiences.

“This is a really big show, with lots of music, dancing and energy,” he said.

“The performers may be young, but they will bring loads of talent to the stage.

“The Milton Follies is a community theatre group, however we strive to put on a professional show.”

The Little Mermaid Jr follows on the from the Follies’ sell-out production of the Seussical Jr musical last year.

Shows will be held on Friday June 10 at 7pm, Saturday June 11 at 5pm and Sunday June 12 at 2pm and again the following weekend June 13-15 at the same times.

Tickets are $20 and available from the website: miltonfollies.org or from Splatters in Milton.

Lloyd said the June long-weekend was an ideal time for people to invite family and friends to the show and make the most of Milton’s wonderful eateries and shops.

“What an ideal way to spend a long weekend on the coast – with a great show at the Milton Theatre and good food.”

 

ABOUT THE SHOW: Somewhere under the sea, and beyond your imagination, adventure awaits! Join Ariel, a headstrong young mermaid, who longs to be part of the magical world on land, much to the dismay of her father King Triton. When Ariel falls in love with a human prince, she trades her voice to the diabolical sea witch, Ursula, for legs. Ariel and her friends – shy, lovable Flounder and Sebastian, a reggae-singing crab – must win her prince’s love in a thrilling race against time! Featuring the much loved songs, “Under the Sea”, “Part of Your World” and “Kiss the Girl”.