For a number of years, the St Johns ambulance station premises in St Mary Street Monmouth has been our centre for all rehearsals, play readings, auditions, meetings and storage of props, costumes and scenery .
St Johns Ambulance Association are now planning to redevelop the site and as a result we have been served notice to vacate the building by April this year.We are therefore actively seeking new premises at this time, so if anyone knows of a suitable and local site that may be available to us, please contact our Chairman Stuart on 07973365350 or email email@example.com
‘SECRETARIAL SKILLS’ by Peter Quilter is our entry into the Hereford County One Act Festival which takes place in March at the Market Theatre, Ledbury. This beautifully constructed comedy was one of the quartet of plays from the production ‘Duets’, which was performed last year. Phil Davies and Rita Rouse are reprising their roles, and the production is directed by Anne MacFarlane.
The Festival lasts for three days from 8th March and Off Centre will be performing on Saturday 10th March, the last evening of the Festival, when all winners of the competiton are announced and awards handed out. Members and friends are invited to come along, enjoy the evening and support the production team.
Rehearsals have now been well underway for the three short one-act comedies and two sketches which are our contribution to the 90th Anniversary on Saturday 3rd March 2018. Tickets are now on sale through the Monmouth Savoy website or direct via the Theatre Box Office.
It is hoped to take these small productions on a ‘mini’ tour to a small number of local village halls after the Savoy event, although dates and venues have yet to be finalised.
This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Oak Inn, Monmouth on Tuesday 10th April at 7.30pm. There will be reports of OCT’s activities throughout the year, discussion of fees plus the obligatory nominations of officers and committee. All members are requested to attend.
After the AGM, there will be food and drink available with a game of skittles also planned for those who wish to play.
Auditions for our June production ‘BLACKADDER GOES FORTH’ are to be held on March 12th at 7.30pm.
Three of the television scripts from the final series of the popular comedy series have been adapted for the stage and are particularly relevant as this year marks the centenary of the end of the World War 1. Audition details and full requirements can be obtained by emailing Graham Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org