Next Club Nights:
Bench clubnight. David Penrose addresses the knotty question 'Who wrote Shakespeare?'!
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:
July 2017"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, to be directed by Jacquie Penrose.
September 2017"Mark My Words" by Mark Wakeman, to be directed by Mark Wakeman.
November 2017"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller, to be directed by Alan Ward and Pete Woodward.
Totton Drama Festival
Bench Theatre had great success at Totton, winning several awards! These were:
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Best Director: Simon Walton for Login Error
Best Adult Actor(s): Philip Amor and Aaron Holdaway for Login Error
Best Original Script: Adam Hughes for Login Error
Adjudicator's Award: This was especially presented to Mark Wakeman and Robin Hall for their rehearsed reading of Your Forever written by Mark Wakeman. Robin and Mark stepped in at the last minute to do this as two other groups withdrew their plays at short notice.
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Dates for all future plays and schedules can be found in play selection in the member's section.
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 received six very worthy nominations! When the winners were announced on Friday 27th January 2017, there were THREE WINNERS!! Our congratulations to Tasmin, Jessi and Mark for their awards.
Best Actress in a Drama:
WINNER: Tasmin Halford in Anne of Green Gables
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama:
WINNER: Jessi Wilson in Anne of Green Gables
WINNER: Mark Wakeman for Anne of Green Gables