Delighted that we have been approached by a very large national company seeking actors and extras for a new online and tv commercial.
While we are still confirming with them about payment rates etc before formally roll-calling the actors currently involved with us to see who is interested and available, this seems wonderful news and part of what we are all about; getting local freelance actors and creatives recognised, working, portfolio building etc- we create our own work of course and also love to collaborate with other organizations wherever possible.
Photo of “beach office” just for attention
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This morning Laura Jury did an interview with BBC Radio Cornwall this morning about our performance of Ben Hur at St Petroc's Church, Bodmin its here, at approx 1hour 48mins in.
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Sadly, we have had to take the heartbreaking decision this afternoon to cancel the show at St Thomas The Martyr, Bristol on Saturday.
For those who had booked, refunds will be processed via Ticketsource within the next 24 hours, and free complimentary access provided in due course to our streamed performance and exclusive related content online via the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well by way of apology. If you purchased a ticket, please check your emails for communications via Ticketsource, and nearer the time of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, an email providing you with a free direct link to viewing the show streamed online. We really hope you will join us for the streaming version (which has already been filmed and is currently being prepared by our lovely Sophie Rogers).
If you miss any communications, please drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org to sort things out.
The reason is simple, a lack of ticket sales, in the post-pandemic world.
Breaking even is an optional luxury, and that's certainly not the cause of the decision, but the reality is that we had five advance ticket sales, and when that is compared to over £300 venue hire, plus almost £800 to hire a minibus to travel to Bristol, several hours travel for the cast and crew, we had to decide that even making a big loss to get our wonderful actors showcased and to a good performance opportunity, was simply not viable, for an audience of five.
With that number of advance sales, we decided we could not rely on ticket sales on the door on the evening, and have therefore made the choice to cancel this show.
We definitely hope to bring theatre back to Bristol in the future - previous shows we have brought to the city before the pandemic, have been instant sell-outs, but despite our usual advertising with radio, posters, mailshots, press, social media (free & paid), leaflets, linking to specialist interest organizations, and despite the support of the Bristol Equity (actors & creatives trade union) branch, and much more, we have been unable to reach audiences on this occasion. We believe too, that packages of flyers and posters also went missing in the mail, as they were posted at the same time as the posters and flyers to other venues which we now know went missing (but it is early enough to rectify), which also contributed to this problem.
Sporadic ticket sales is an increasingly common issue. Some of us work with local theatre venues here in Devon as well, and we are seeing this happen to various other shows and acts, even to a West End musical tour. It seems to be impossible to predict as to which shows or events this happens to, but seems to be a part of the post-pandemic landscape.
We hope that you will keep in touch with us, and that you will come back to us in the future.
So proud of our brilliant team of actors and crew for creating this amazing production of Ben Hur on stage -. The feedback from the first three performances of Ben Hur at Brixham Theatre has been phenomenal, as well as lots of incredible verbal feedback, we have also had some amazing written feedback for everyone as shown below. We now go on to bring the show to St Thomas the Martyr Church in Bristol, Stoke Damerel Church in Plymouth, St Petroc's Church, Bodmin, and Penlee Park Open Air Theatre - as well as screening a filmed performance at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Booking details at https://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html
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We are in the last few rehearsals before the first performances at Brixham Theatre. the cast are doing brilliantly, and from Sunday the final three rehearsals are full dress/ tech.
Don't forget to get your tickets for the Brixham shows on April 8th and 9th
Shows at www.southdevonplayers.com/benhurbrixham.html
Bolton Cross, Brixham TQ5 8TA
Fri: April 8th 7.30pm
Sat: April 9th 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Backstage Rehearsal Lovliness:
Kira (the canine person in the photo) came with our lovely sound lady Sally to Ben Hur rehearsals today. When we were rehearsing the trial and Crucifixion of Jesus, Kira insisted on coming and checking that Ed (our lovely actor who plays Jesus) was okay and not *actually* harmed.
Many hugs to sweet Kira
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- ticket and show Info at https://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html
The questions are where the actors introduce themselves, talk about their experiences with our theatre company and the show in terms of what they have learned and gained, why they wanted to get involved in this show, and of course - why everyone should come and see the show with us.
Ben Hur is touring to Brixham Theatre in our hometown then to Stoke Damerel Church, Plymouth; St Thomas The Martyr Church in Bristol, Penlee Park Open Air Theatre in Penzance and St Petrocs church Bodmin and then streaming in August as a digital offering as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
All live show tickets on sale now- see https://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html
Tickets for all our live venues are now on sale, with Penzance, at the Penlee Open Air Theatre, being the latest added to the list.
With people already coming from all across the UK, including film & TV casting directors scouting our actors and crew, as well as avid theatre fans, it is well worth booking as early as you can to ensure that you get the seats you want at the venue you want.
All tickets can be found at www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html
Behind the scenes, rehearsals are running amazingly; the cast are doing amazingly, with performances that will simply blow you away. We have been quiet for a while, working on a lot of things behind the scenes, and are coming back on the publicity radar in the runup to our first performances of Ben Hur.
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