We are pleased to announce the cast for Elmwood's 70th anniversary production "Breath of Spring" by Peter Coke (on stage 3rd - 13th October 2018). Thank you to everyone who auditioned.
Nan - Melanie Turner
Brigadier - Ian Lester
Lilly - Libby Wilson
Alice - Jane Rollings
Dame Bee - Joanna Browne
Hattie - Leeann Apps
Det Sgt Pape - Scott Morrow
PC Kemp - Ray Mainprize
Director: Steve Millar
Prdn Mgr: Garry Thomas
Stage Manager: Sonya Cameron
Properties: Sonya Cameron
Unfortunately Kate McNeill has had to withdraw from "Always A Bridesmaid", and she has been replaced by Stella Cheersmith in the role of Kari. Stella has been involved in several other Elmwood Players productions, including "Holes" and "Jumpy".
“LEAVES OF GLASS”
By Philip Ridley | Directed by Garry Thomas
Saturday 21 April (By appointment)
On stage from Thurs 14 June (Please note new performance dates)
To book an audition time, and/or for further information contact Gaz on 021 453138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Known for his dark disturbing dramas, Ridley's “Leaves Of Glass” is a deeply human drama that shifts between elegy for the past and a chilling exploration of the power of loss and grief.
A sharp, complex play about two brothers and the grim hold that their memories have on them. Barry is an artist who works for his older brother Stephen; Stephen is a successful business man with a beautiful wife and house, but absolutely no interest in his wife’s pregnancy. A series of flashback monologues describe the brothers’ father and his suicide, and slowly uncovers the depths of their grief and trauma. The characters of the play are haunted by the ghosts of lies that the family has told to keep going, and by the pain they have not been able to bury.
(Note: Ages are an indication only)
“Leaves Of Glass” takes place in a variety of locations and spanning many months. It has seventeen scenes, no interval and a run time of around two hours.
“Ridley is a visionary” – Rolling Stone Magazine
“…like a shard of glass plunged straight into the heart” – The Guardian
“…truly an emotional powerhouse of a play, I feel the real weight of Ridley’s words right to my core” - The Scribe
The Elmwood Players AGM was held at 4pm on Sunday 25th February 2018. The following were elected to the committee:
President ... Garry Thomas
Secretary ... Sonya Cameron
Treasurer ... Susan Cameron
The 2017/2018 President's report is below:
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