Wedmore Theatre 

"The Railway Children" - 29th and 30th November, 1st December

"The Railway Children” will be our major production of 2018, on November 29th and 30th, and December 1st in Wedmore Village Hall. Rehearsals start next month. At our open audition last month around 36 people wanted one of the 20 or so parts available! This is the biggest attendance we’ve ever had for an audition! Our solution? There will be two teams of children performing – two performances per team – although the adult actors will play all four shows.

Unusually, everyone wanted to act! So, we are still looking for creative and energetic people, who enjoy working in a team, to help with the many essential backstage roles; such as make up, hair, costume, set design and construction, assistant stage managing, and many more! Like last year’s panto, this huge production will call for participation from the whole community. Call 01934 713125, or e-mail for more information and to register interest.

Do get involved, if you can. This is going to be a very large team, and working together on a big communiy production is guaranteed fun, as well as creative fulfilment, for everyone participating.

Acting workshops

The three theatre workshops run for us by distinguished professional director, John Hartoch were a big hit. Our feedback responses confirmed this. One lady wrote: “I learned a great deal in the first two sessions, particularly the directing workshop. The approach to directing was fascinating, and fed into how I might approach an acting role also. It left me wanting more.”

And there will be more! John will return next summer and run a new series, probably of two sessions, putting to use what we have all learned this time.

We were especially pleased with one outcome of the workshops: it looks as though we have identified a new generation of directors for Wedmore Theatre. Fingers crossed!

Summer Barbecue

Our annual summer barbecue made the most of the scorching July weather, with a swimming pool, a marquee and salads with sizzling meats. A jolly group of 30+ gathered for the afternoon, starting with a glass of ice-cold Pimms!

Indeed, so hot was the weather that around 8 grown people threw inhibition to the winds and jumped into the refreshing pool and proceeded to ‘play’ an unidentified game involving a beach ball and a number of inflatable toys. Although some had brought their swimming costumes, others stripped to their underwear (don’t ask!), unaware that a number of guests were armed with cameras…

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