Next Club Nights:
19thJanuary 7:30pmDouble Header!
Buy your ticket for this production 'What Ivy Wanted' by Jacquie Penrose starring Bench members. Clubnight meeting to follow to discuss plays for Totton
Bench clubnight. An evening hosted by Jaquie Penrose where we explore all things 'SOUND' ... design, effects, recording, operation etc.
We welcome old and new members to our club nights. If you are interested in joining the company please do come along to The Spring Arts Centre and be part of our club evening. Please note the new start time of 7:45pm!
News about Forthcoming Plays
Our next plays are: February 2017 "Sive" by John B Keane to be directed by Simon Walton, and in April 2017 "Equus" by Peter Shaffer to be directed by Alan Ward.
At the last play selection, Twelfth Night, to be directed by Jacquie Penrose was unaminously voted for the July slot.
For something a little different The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre presents in association with Bench Theatre Fringe What Ivy Wanted written by Jacquie Penrose. There will be two performances on Thursday January 19th at 1:45 and 7:30.
Thanks to Derek Callam for an exciting 'menu' of quiz rounds to start the New Year! Congratulations to the winners, Alice Corrigan, Jeff Bone and Lucy Flannery, and to the other teams who gallantly put up a fight!
The Bench AGM was held in September. It was agreed that ticket prices for the first night's performance would be 'Buy one, get one half price'. It is hoped to implement this in February. There were changes to the main committee and the Artistic Panel, and thanks were expressed for all the hard work by those leaving and those staying on. Details will follow.
A gentle reminder that subscriptions have now increased, the first time in several years, and therefore we ask members to adjust their standing orders.
Members are gently reminded that membership cards must be offered at The Spring box office when claiming free member ticket(s). These tickets are for the named member only and are not transferable to family and/or friends.
An inventory of props and costumes held in the props cupboard as well as by various members is now available to look at. Please go to the members section under Storage Guidelines to find the list to download.
Have you purchased a Rugby style shirt or one of the new polo shirts with the bench logo? Contact Jacquie Penrose for a smart new look!
The Southampton Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards 2016. Bench Theatre has received SIX very worthy nominations! The winners will be announced on Friday 27th January 2017. In summary they are:
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama:
Alan Welton in Anne of Green Gables
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama:
Jessi Wilson in Anne of Green Gables
Best Actress in a Drama:
Tasmin Halford in Anne of Green Gables
Best Actress in a Comic Drama:
Sally Hartley in Woman in Mind
Mark Wakeman for Anne of Green Gables
Best Production of the Year:
Anne of Green Gables