Next Club Nights:
No Bench clubnight (This will be our Bonfire Night, not at the Spring!)
NO Bench clubnight as Anne of Green Gables is being performed
Bench clubnight Play Selection
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
Anne of Green Gables adapted by Emma Reeves will be performed in the November slot. To be directed by Mark Wakeman, this play has been adapted by Emma Reeves. Emma also adapted "Little Women", a play we put on in 2013 and which proved to be very popular.Cast can be found at Anne of Green Gables.
At play selection on Thursday 7 July two plays were selected. For February 2017 "Sive" by John B Keane is to be directed by Simon Walton, and in April 2017 "Equus" by Peter Shaffer is to be directed by Alan Ward. Congratulations to both directors for getting their plays selected.
Auditions for "Sive" by John B Keane will be held in October.
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 2:30 and 7:30.
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!