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First read through held for Calendar Girls

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.

Watch this space for more developments!

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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.

Kiss Me Kate Cast Announced !

To all those enthusiastic people who auditioned for a role in our newest production of Kiss Me Kate we thank you very much. Congratulations to those who were successful. The cast list is below.

First rehearsal is this Tuesday, 26th July, Ulladulla High School at 6.30pm. (Students with school information night please join us when you have finished.).

 

 

KISS ME KATE

MILTON FOLLIES 2016

Cast list

Baltimore players                                                                                 Shrew players

Pops (stage doorperson)…………Sophie Morrissey…………….Padua Priest

Hattie (Lilli’s Dresser)…………..Samantha Kneeshaw

Paul ( Fred Graham’s Dresser)…Rocco Forrester-Sach…..Dancer in Too darn Hot

Ralph/Rosie (stage manager)…..Rachel Tidbury…………………..ensemble

Lois Lane …………………………..Carla West…………………..Bianca Minola

Bill Calhoun………………………..Gaven Dorrell………………………Lucentio

Lilli Vanessi………………………..Elissa Skinner……………KatherineMinola

Dance Captain…………………….Maya Holstegge………..ensemble/Gregory

Fred Graham………………………Lloyd McDonald……………………Petruchio

Harry Tevor…………………………Sean Hendry………………..Batista Minola

Stagehand#1/electrician/cabdriver..Isobel Rabbidge………………….Nathaniel

First Man/Gangster………………..Jacob Woods………….(Aide to Katherine)

Second Man/Gangster…………….Mason Lake…………..(Aide to Katherine)

Flynt/Aide to general Howell……Ebony Millard…………Gremio/ensemble

Riley/Aide to general Howell……Caleb Howe………..Hortensio/ensemble

Stagehand #2………………………Alannah-Grace Henkel…Philip/ensemble

Stagehand #3………………………Michelle Babington..Haberdasher/ensemble

General Harrison Howell………..Matt Bryan

Wardrobe Lady……………………..Di L’Estrange……………………ensemble

Ensemble singer……………………Carly Jenkins…Padua Inn Waitress/ensemble

Ensemble……………………….Amy Driver…………………ensemble