Meet King Henry V!
An actor who frequently works with us, Rich Sandford, is playing the title role in our production of Shakespeare's play Henry V, on at Brixham Theatre at the end of November. (Psst! tickets are on sale now! Pop over to https://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html for ticket links and show information).
Originally performed online earlier this year, this show went on to be well received as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2021.
Henry V now heralds the South Devon Players full return to the live stage at Brixham Theatre, after the pandemic, with three performances of this drama set in and around the Battle of Agincourt. Transplanted to a war-torn "near-future", but performing the original text and characters, the play follows the both the English and French nobility, as well as a group of “common soldiers” combining action, drama, and comedy as we follow the fortunes of a wonderful array of memorable, and diverse, characters though the events of the campaign.
At the end of October, the cast will re-convene, to re-rehearse the show; ready for three live stage performances at Brixham Theatre – on the evening of November 26th 2021, and a matinee and evening performance on November 27th 2021.
Meet King Henry V
External work with our actors
Huge congratulations to our lovely Ben Hur cast members Parascovia and Phil. We were recently approached by a film company seeking fully paid local actors for a new commercial being filmed tomorrow- and these two awesome people were selected. This is fabulous - after all, the reason that we were founded in the first place is to support local people in building their careers as freelance actors and creatives - and with the fees coming to them from the commercial film company, they will both be eligible (should they wish) to apply for their Equity cards!
Have a wonderful time filming both of you!
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Introducing the gladiators...
More fab rehearsals for Ben Hur today.
We started on the Games. We have two versions of this depending on the available tech at venues, but whichever version of the “Games” we do, it opens with gladiators.
This isn’t just brawling- the gladiatorial games, unspeakably brutal though they were, were entertainment and the actors appearing as gladiators will be recreating that atmosphere. Here are some of our gladiators, from all across the Roman Empire, today practicing their entrances for the first time.
(Photos by Sophie Rodgers)
Hello there! We would like to announce that we are looking for a theatre tech crew person.
Recently donated, a beautiful Chinese style dress with butterflies, and a pale gold dressing gown with butterflies
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