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OUCH Youth Festival

The OUCH Youth Festival is a night of youth performances – dance, music, song, theatre and more.

Come, be entertained and amazed by our talented local youth.

SATURDAY 14th AUGUST

Two sessions-

5pm – 7pm Primary School aged performers

7pm – 9pm Teenage performers

Free sausage sizzle between sessions

Come and have a fantastic night out whilst supporting our youth – $5 entry

Wyrd Sisters

Directed by Brian Baker

Shows 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th June @ 7pm Matinees 20th, 27th June @ 2pm

It’s almost time for Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters. Adapted from the novel of the same name, by Stephen Briggs, this play is part of the hugely popular Disc World Series stories. It is sure to entertain. A fun mix of fantasy and comedy, steeped in the traditions of fairy tale and Shakespeare, this play has it all.

Three endearing, and slightly off-putting, witches are inadvertently tasked with the protection of the kingdom. The evil duke and duchess are upsetting the land. Can the Wyrd Sisters help save the world, without meddling too much? Come along and find out.

Natural Causes opens this week

Bridgetown Repertory Theatre’s first production of 2021 opens on 8th April.

Natural Causes began life as a TV movie starring George Cole and Prunella Scales in 1988. It was subsequently adapted for the stage by Eric Chappell, opening in 1992. The tale of a man wanting to run off with his secretary, but who first has to deal with his wife, leads him to contact a successful suicide merchant. Let the shenanigans begin. An elaborate plot takes twists and turns to reveal an outcome no-one is expecting.

Bookings can be made via Trybooking.

Trouble 07 – Licensed to Panto

It’s pantomime time again, yay!

2020 needs a few laughs and here they are….in this James Bond meets Dick Whittington farce!

Agent 0007 must go undercover as Dick to thwart the evil organisation SPHINCTER, who are trying to destroy pantomime as we know it.

Can Dick (James?) outsmart King Rat or will we be doomed to never boo, hiss and cheer our panto heroes and villains again?

Come and boo, hiss and cheer and find out.

Trouble 07 has a cast of young and old – splendid costumes, cats, rats, fairies, a dame, goodies, baddies, not so baddies, jokes, song and dance.

All the fun and frivolity we love in a panto will be on display from Fri Dec 4th – Sun Dec 13th.

Fridays and Saturdays – 7.30pm

Sundays – 2pm

Grab the family and come along.

Tickets at trybooking.com

https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=673554&

Maureen Flemming FOH Manager

Dear members

I am writing to let you all know that after today’s show Maureen Flemming will be retiring from her position of Front of House Manager. She will be handing the reins to Johanna Rogers and Ray Galloway.

Maureen has worked tirelessly for the Bridgetown Repertory Club over many years. In fact, she has worked, and continues to work, tirelessly for many clubs and committees, and on many projects in our community.

Maureen started as a volunteer at the club soon after she came to town in the 90s. She is a club trustee and honorary life member. For the last ten years she has been Front of House Manager: organising volunteers, stocking the kiosk, cleaning, decorating and setting up the foyer, serving up scones and greeting audiences for every performance of every show that has been presented over that time. Considering the club puts on four shows a year of its own, not to mention youth shows, music nights and other visiting shows, that equates to being present at, and being the face of, a lot of shows!!

Nothing has ever been too hard for Maureen; she gives of herself and her time generously. She truly cares for others, offering help and assistance whenever she can. I am sure that those of you who have worked alongside Maureen over the years can attest to her selfless, kind, and gentle nature. So, it is with sadness that we bid her farewell from official duties within the club, however, we look forward to seeing her have a chance to sit back and enjoy the shows.

Thank you, Maureen. Thank you, thank you.

We appreciate all that you have done for Bridgetown Repertory Club and all that you do for our community.

Darling Buds Of May

Rehearsals are well under way for our next production, H.E. Bates’, Darling Buds of May. The stage play was adapted from the successful novel which also spawned a highly popular television series that you may be familiar with.

The play centres on the lovable Larkin family, Ma, Pa and their brood of children. Pa has a touch of mischief, encouraged by his loyal and capable wife. They love their family and wish to see their eldest daughter with a suitable husband, especially since she is already with child! Ssshhh! Enter the young tax inspector, come to force Pa to pay up. Will he fall for the charms of the Larkin family? Who could resist?!

With a local cast of youth and adults, a fun and highly humorous script, and under the talented direction of Rob Snelling, this is one not to be missed.

Opens Sept 10th.

‘Ma, Pa, Mariette Larkin and Cedric Charlton’
Photo: Jennie Stock

Calendar Girls 2nd weekend

If you haven’t seen Calendar Girls yet, come along this weekend.

Shows on Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8pm Sunday at 2pm

A story about friendship, loss, love and courage. Calendar Girls played to large appreciative audiences last week, with people reporting that they were moved to laughter and tears. Immerse yourself in this great story. Tickets via the link above, or via trybooking.com, or cash sales at Bridgetown Theatre on Wed and Sat between 10am – 12pm. Door sales also, but shows selling fast.

Knapely Knee Trembler
‘The Book’
Chris and Annie plotting

Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls rehearsals are underway. We have a cast of 12 actors, with six female leads. We welcome some new faces to the stage and others who have rejoined the repertory club after years away from the limelight.

The play follows the story of six ‘ordinary’ women who hail from different backgrounds and are friends through their local Women’s Institute. When one of the members, Annie, loses her husband to leukaemia, the ladies decide to raise money for a new settee for the cancer wing waiting room. Realising that flesh sells, the women decide to do the unconventional- bare all on a calendar. As media interest snowballs, the girls find themselves exposed in ways they never imagined. 
Based on a true story, this play is a lot of fun, while also exploring serious themes such as love, loss and friendship. 
There will be extra shows during this production, Calendar Girls will show on Thursday nights as well as Friday, Saturday nights and Sunday matinees. 

Night shows – start at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm

Matinees – start at 2pm, doors open 1.30pm

March Thurs 5th- Sun 8th and March Thurs 12th- Sun 15th