Wednesday, 15 November 2017

And we're off again!

After another hugely successful carnival season as the 'Girls Beehiving Badly', we're now full steam ahead for our February 2018 pantomime, Cinderella, and our July 2018 musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, so we thought what better day to get our blog back in action than on #LoveTheatreDay...

Rehearsals are now well underway for Cinderella, with cast and crew members already pulling out all the stops to make sure this is our most magical production yet!

Written by Sarah and Emily Scotcher and directed by Sarah Scotcher with Kim Ball and Cheryl Rudd as Musical Director and Choreographer, the show is packed to the gunnels with Island talent, both on and off-stage.

Costumes are underway, the set is being built and the singing, dancing and script are all going well. In addition to all that, the publicity train has left the station following a fantastic shoot at Osborne House in September, with the kind permission of English Heritage, and an appearance at Dover Park School to raffle off pumpkins by Cinderella and Dandini.

Our poster has also been finalised and is ready to go - keep your eyes peeled for that on Facebook!

Meanwhile, the costumes for Priscilla are also underway, casting is in process and we're working hard to get the word out, with members attending the IW Pride (or is that UK Pride? Congratulations, everyone! All the hard work has definitely paid off!) Gala Dinner on Saturday 18th November and yours truly has been invited to provide some entertainment as a singer for the evening.

Fundraising for both productions is steaming ahead, with a wildly successful Music Quiz, the ever-popular Beetle Drive and the annual Jude 'n' Friends Concert all taking place this side of Christmas to raise a the funds needed to help us stage our shows and be able to give even more to Island charities.

Tickets for Cinderella will be going on sale on Tuesday 2nd January from Medina Theatre, at £9 for adults and £8 for under 14s. We haven't put our price up in a while, but with the costs of staging a production rising each year we need to make a small increase - and we truly have kept this as small as possible. We pride ourselves on providing high quality productions at the lowest prices possible, and hope you'll all agree that it's still excellent value for money!

With so much going on, the team is busier than ever before and there will be plenty of sneak peeks, cast interviews and publicity stunts coming up as we approach Cinderella...and we can't wait to share it all with you, our wonderful followers!

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