Mamma Mia! Can you help Charlton’s newest drama group put on the Abba musical?

Charlton Assembly Rooms
Charlton Assembly Rooms (photo: Neil Clasper)

The Charlton Assembly Rooms is the new home of SE7’s newest drama group – The Charlton Village Players.

Founded by Gwen Zammit – who campaigned to save the Assembly Rooms in the 1970s – the group has been set up to raise money for community projects.

Its debut production will be Mamma Mia! – with all profits going to the fund to restore Charlton House’s roof.

But they need lots of volunteers when the show takes place in November. They need people to help as stage workers (they have a stage manager), putting up the lighting, make-up, costumes, arranging chairs, providing refreshments, making bookings, collecting tickets at the door, showing customers to their seats, and more besides.

Once the volunteers are in place, auditions will take place so rehearsals can begin.

Can you help? Email Gwen on gwenzammit[at]yahoo.co.uk.

Just down the hill, another amateur dramatics group, the Alexandra Players are back in action this week, with tickets for An Evening with the Alexandra Players on sale now.


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An Evening with the Alexandra Players: Drama returns to Charlton after lockdown

News in from local amateur dramatics group THE ALEXANDRA PLAYERS as they return to the stage this week:

Come and support your fabulous local amateur dramatics group on their first show post-lockdown!

From Wednesday 28th – Saturday 31st July 2021, we will be bringing to you 4 fabulous evenings of entertainment. Tickets £10 and will include a drink for your refreshment and a programme. Curtain up at 7.45pm (Doors open at 7.15pm).

CAST INCLUDES ALL YOUR REGULAR FAVOURITES
Keith Hartley, Sue McGeehan, Jackie Hartley, Alex Parker, Adam Alexander, Roy Moore, Mark Higgins, Emma Hickey, Liz Moss, Deborah Pike, Janet Sweet and Louise Gaul

Although Covid restrictions have been eased, for your comfort and safety – the hall will be at half capacity (only 40 tickets will be available for each performance) and we will unfortunately be unable to accept cash or sell tickets for this production on the door. Seats in the hall will be arranged to accommodate bubbles and so tickets must be bought online and in advance so that we know exactly how many people will be in attendance.

The box office is now open – call 07889 782 819 to book your tickets.


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Picture Me There: Share your Charlton thoughts and help a new dance performance

Picture Me There

A special dance project is coming to Charlton, and the people behind it would like you to share your thoughts, memories, pictures and more. BEATRICE, CORNELIS and ORLEY from THE COLLECTORS are here to explain more.

The Collectors are coming to Charlton and would like to invite residents to provide images and text significant to Charlton to help create a performance, called Picture Me There, that is specific to the area.

How can you get involved? There are three ways.

  • Anyone in Charlton of any age can share photos, images, text, maps, memories or anything else involving residents and drawing from the present or past. These items will shape our show. You can drop them here onto our Google Drive.
  • We’re looking for ten to 15 Charlton residents to work with us more closely. They would meet us for a first catch-up and material sharing on Sunday 1 August. They will then take part in a workshop on the Sunday 19 September as well as helping us decide where to perform. All ages welcome. We would like to have an intergenerational group. Venue and times to be confirmed.
  • Anyone can watch and enjoy the free performances on Sunday 26 September.

For more information and to register for the meeting and workshop, email us at thecollectorsprojects[at]gmail.com.

Follow us on Instagram for updates and to see our work in progress: instagram.com/thecollectorsprojects

If you do not have do not have internet access and would like to participate or share anything, contact Greenwich Dance at Charlton House (020 8293 9741).

This is a free event funded by Greenwich Council.


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