The Alexandra Players return to the Alexandra Hall on Bramshot Avenue at the end of this month with a production of Season’s Greetings, written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn. The play, directed by Juliette Harrison, runs from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th October. Tickets will be available on the door, or you can book or reserve tickets online, by email, text or phone on 07867 627987.
News in from Charlton’s Alexandra Players – celebrating their 60th year in 2017 – of a new production of two one-act plays…
Wednesday 31st May – Saturday 3rd June 2017
8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
Seats £9 Concessions £8
BLACK COMEDY | Written By Peter Shaffer | Directed By Keith Hartley
CAST | Hereward Cruttwell Reade, Lizzy Todd, Janet Sweet, Roy Moore, Mark Higgins, Alex Parker & Andrew Spence
Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindlsey Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer, Schuppanzigh. The fussy neighbour, Harold Gorringe returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed, teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.
WHO CALLS? | Written By David Campton | Directed By Janet Denne
CAST | Juliette Harrison, Clare Sweetapple, Sue McGeehan, Rose Bayley, Katie Melani & Jackie Hartley
In the kitchen of a large Victorian house, four servants sit solemnly in the evening gloom. Upstairs, a midwife attends to the laying-out of their mistress, who has died suddenly, sitting in front of a mirror, adorned with all her jewellery. Mrs Abernethy, the housekeeper, and Lane, the Mistress’s personal maid, are supposed to have listed and locked away all this jewellery, but when Twilley, the maid of all work, finds a diamond ring on the floor, Cook realises that they have appropriated some of the jewellery for themselves and demands a share. Reluctantly, they agree, but then the bell in the Mistress’s room rings. The servants stare at the line of bells in disbelief and mountain apprehension – the midwife has gone, her duty done, and all the servants are in the kitchen – so who calls?
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An update from The Alexandra Players on their latest production:
Following the success of our performance last Summer of The Essence of Love written by Philip Ayckbourn, The Alexandra Players in Charlton have been given a wonderful opportunity to stage a brand new production by the playwright.
Philip very kindly approached us and asked us to be the first group ever to perform a brand new play he has written called Timeshare – a comedy with farcical elements that plays with time and relationships.
The London and World Premiere will open at The Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue in Charlton on Wednesday 1st June for 4 nights only. The Box Office is open and tickets are on sale now!
The Alexandra Players, Charlton’s amateur theatre group have a new production coming up in February:
Set in an old coaching-house in a remote English Village, CAT’S CRADLE concerns an almost forgotten kidnapping, and perhaps murder, which was never resolved. As the play opens, the original inspector returns to reopen the investigation. However, his efforts are hindered as it becomes increasingly clear that he is facing a conspiracy of silence from the local townspeople and a past which is shrouded in mystery. The final denouement provides a completely unexpected twist to this intriguing and disturbing mystery.
News of The Alexandra Players’ latest production:
THE ESSENCE OF LOVE
By Philip Ayckbourn; directed by Janet Denne
Thursday 28th, Friday 29th & Saturday 30th May 2015 – 8.00pm. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain up. The Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, SE7 7HY
A mother and her daughter; a father and his son find themselves on neighbouring hotel terraces in Marrakesh. Add in a local trader with something very potent up his sleeve, all kinds of mayhem ensue! A lively comedy-farce that takes a wry look at the madness of infatuation and what remains when passions have run their course.
News in from The Alexandra Players:
For our Winter 2015 production, we have chosen two short plays that will see children from the local community joining us, as well as a few of our newest members. The play opens on Thursday 19th February and runs until Saturday 21st February.
Thursday 19th – 8pm | Friday 20th – 8pm | Saturday 21st – 2pm & 6.30pm (Doors open 30 minutes before curtain up)
Seats £9 Conc. £8 Children £5
ACT I is a play called CINDERELLA: THE UNTOLD STORY by John O’Hara – the pantomime-ish fairytale wedding of the fake Cinderella and Prince Charming comes to a screeching halt when O’Reilly, a fairy tale fixer, breaks it up to reveal the true, untold story.
ACT II is a play called THE FLESH GAME by Rae Shirley – a lively comedy that takes a light-hearted look at slimming. Set in a regimented Health Spa, presided over by the humourless and power-loving Nurse Burton, its guests respond to its structure like naughty schoolchildren. They all have their different reasons for being there and there is plenty of fun and games as the different ways of cheating are sought.
People wishing to book seats can do so by any of the following methods:
RESERVE BY TEXT: 07867 627 987
Thursday 30th October to Saturday 1st November
The Alexandra Players present We Happy Few, a comedy about an all-female troupe of strolling players during WWII, at the Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton at 7.45pm nightly.
“Inspired by the true wartime history of the Osiris Players, Imogen Stubbs’ comedy follows the adventures of a small group of women who come together to form a ‘girls only’ theatre company to take the plays of Shakespeare around a culture-starved Britain.”
Tickets £9 (£8 Concessions): call 07867 627987 or email email@example.com.