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OUR NEXT Productions

The Venue

The Beacon Centre
Holtspur Way, Holtspur
HP9 1RJ


Box Office for BTG
07880 962 514


Diary Dates

Coffee Morning
12th September 2015

Walk and Pub Lunch
20th September 2015

Play Reading
23rd September 2015


   

Forthcoming productions...

A Servant of Two Masters

by Carlo Goldoni

Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th November 2015

A comedy

Originally written by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni in 1743.

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A Servant of Two Masters is an 18th century farce written by Carlo Goldoni in 1743 from which came the recent One Man, Two Guvnors. The original features many of the characters from the Italian Renaissance theatre style of Commedia dell'arte although Goldoni was moving towards a less stylised type of production whilst retaining the opportunities for improvisation. The translation by David Turner and Paul Lapworth remains faithful to the original and, while there are lots of jokes and word play in the script, much of the humour is from the physical comedy.

The plot is simply that a greedy servant arrives in a town, takes two jobs and gets very confused, especially when serving food! There are other complications in that one of the masters is a lady in disguise as her (dead) brother and the other master is her lover - and then there is the sassy servant who doesn't help at all!

This will be a fast and furious (in a nice way!) production with lots of action. There is much opportunity for 'business' throughout and we intend that the all the cast will be involved in developing this during the rehearsal period. From that you may gather that we intend that books will be down EARLY!!

Contact Lynne Benest if you would like more information/like to audition/like to help backstage! lynnebenest@hotmail.co.uk


Characters:

Pantalone: Rich merchant and father to Clarice
Character based on money and ego and would prefer to marry his daughter to the 'Rasponis' as he is determined to honour the contract made with them. Pantalone is mildly miserly and has the stance of a hunchback whilst protecting his money bag.

Dr Lombardi: Lawyer / Silvio's father
He is pompous and claims to be educated although he doesn't know anything and speaks in comical fake Latin.

Brighella: Innkeeper
A coarse, scheming low level merchant, he is thieving, mean-spirited and sometimes violent especially to those below him. He also shows roguishness and intrigue in his character.

Smeraldina: Maidservant to Clarice and love interest of Truffaldino
Despite low social rank she is bright and witty and impudent, while being one of the few intelligent characters.

Truffaldino: Servant to Beatrice and Florindo. Love interest of Smeraldina.
He is always hungry being obsessive with his belly. He serves without servility and cringes before a beating seeking to assuage his punishment. He tries to tell people what they want to hear and intensifies difficulties fate throws at him by boasting openly to the audience. His character shows the art of improvisation.


Young Lovers:
Clarice: Pantalone's daughter and love interest of Silvio. She is wayward, indulged and spoiled.

Silvio: Son of Lombardi and the love interest of Clarice.
Clarice and Silvio are in love with being in love, yet their passions can turn to anger at the smallest slight. They have a love/ hate relationship.

Florindo: Master to Truffaldino and the love interest of Beatrice.
Elegant and slightly dandy - foppish.

Beatrice: Also master to Truffaldino. Disguised as her brother Federigo, she is the love interest of Florindo.
Assertive and self-aware, she is determined to have a hand in her own destiny.

Beatrice and Florindo have more depth of character and are able to express their depth of feeling for each other.

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Old, Young and Fat Waiters

These parts may be doubled with Pantalone, Lombardi, Brighella, Silvio and Smeraldina.

Show dates are

Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th November 2015

at 8pm


at

The Beacon Centre
Holtspur Way, Holtspur
HP9 1RJ


Box Office for BTG
Box Office 07880 962 514

Tickets: 14.00 & 12.00 concessions




Breaking The Code

by Hugh Whitemore

Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th April 2016

A Drama

Breaking the Code is a 1986 play about British mathematician Alan Turing, who was a key player in the breaking of the German Enigma code at Bletchley Park during World War II and founder of computer science.

The play explores Turing's cryptographic activities with his attempts to grapple with his homosexuality.

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Alan Turing
Mick Ross, detective
Christopher Morcom, Turing's childhood friend
Sara Turing, his mother
Ron Miller, a young man having an affair with Turing
Dilly Knox, manager at Bletchley Park recruiting Turing for government service
Patricia "Pat" Green, a co-worker of Turing's at Bletchley

Show dates are

Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th April 2016

at 8pm


at

The Beacon Centre
Holtspur Way, Holtspur
HP9 1RJ


Box Office for BTG
Box Office 07880 962 514

Tickets: 14.00 & 12.00 concessions





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