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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The Alexandra Players present Harvey by Mary Chase

Alexandra Players poster for Harvey

News in from Charlton’s amateur theatre group, The Alexandra Players, of their latest production:

We are thrilled to announce that to continue our successful run of bringing Broadway/West End theatre shows to the borough: our next production will be HARVEY by Mary Chase.

Mary Chase introduced HARVEY to the world in 1944. It was a huge success and in 1945, it received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play ran for 5 years on Broadway and was also enjoyed by audiences in the West End when the production came to the Prince of Wales Theatre, London in 1949.2019 marks the play’s 75th anniversary.

Many will recount the unbeatable portrayal of Elwood. P Dowd in the movie by American Actor, James Stewart – one of the most honoured and popular stars in film history.  The actor even revisited the part, some years after the 1949 theatrical production in London and the movie in 1950 – by playing the character once again in the West-End revival that returned to London in 1975.

For those unfamiliar with the film or play, it tells the tale of Elwood P. Dowd – a gentle but wealthy drunk who starts having visions of a giant rabbit named HarveyElwood lives with his sister Veta-Louise and her daughter, Myrtle MaeVeta worries that Elwood has gone insane and in the process of trying to have Elwood committed, admits that she too occasionally sees Harvey herself. The director of the Sanatorium – Dr. Chumley, tries to reconcile his duty to help Elwood with his own growing experiences with Harvey.

Directed by Louise Gaul – HARVEY features many familiar faces from The Alexandra Players.

HARVEY is the last production in The Alexandra Players programme for 2019 and will be performed at The Alexandra Hall on Bramshot Avenue.
The play opens on Wednesday 23rd October for 4 nights only and the box office opened on Sunday 15th September 2019.
Tickets cost £10 and £8 for Concessions.
You can book your tickets right now via the WHAT’S ON page on our website, by sending us an email – alexandraplayers@gmail.com – or by calling/texting your request to us on 07867 627 987

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The Alexandra Players get in the picture with their latest production

Alexandra Players flyer
Enjoy a night at the theatre without having to leave the SE7 postcode. The Alexandra Players, Charlton’s amateur theatre group, have been in touch…

Adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin, which is part of The Berlin Stories, I AM A CAMERA looks at Chris – a struggling young writer whose latest novel, concerns the events that occur around him in 1930’s Berlin. Sally Bowles, a singer/actress, who works in a Berlin nightclub, befriends Chris and, despite her transient, bohemian existence, her platonic relationship with him remains steady. Confronting frank subjects such as pregnancy and unwanted racism, it is a tellingly real piece of history and life. The play itself went on to inspire the musical show and film Cabaret which famously starred Liza Minelli.

With our recent last few productions selling out to capacity audiences, we guarantee you won’t want to miss this.

The show – at the Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue – runs from Wednesday 29 May to Saturday 1 June, at 8pm. Tickets are £9 (£8 concs) and are available through the Players’ online box office or by calling 07867 627987.


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