A huge thank you to a bunch of our lovely actors who braved the heavy rain to join in with Brixham Future's Coronation parade to promote our performances of Les Miserables - and got lots of interested responses! And then a huge thank you to the Crafty Cwtch cafe for being a great base for drying off and getting a hot cuppa. #theatre #acting #actorslife #brixhamtheatre #britishtheatre #actors #lesmiserables #lesmis #devontheatre #DevonActors #torbay #Coronation2023
A huge thank you to our long time friends and supporters The Naked Sheep Hayle. This amazing family owned company in Cornwall makes handmade clothing and homewares from natural wools, sold all over the country. They are now supplying beautiful handmade tea cosies for sale at our friends cafe (Crafty Cwtch, 66 Middle Street, Brixham. , to raise funds for us here at The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, Brixham. Thank you sooo much Allie and Janet
Les Miserables cast photoshoot
In April, we had a cast photoshoot for our Les Miserables team, which most of our cast and crew were able to attend. If you want a look at the actors bringing this super show to you in May and June; here you are!
With enormous thanks to our friends at the Crafty Cwtch cafe on Middle Street, Brixham. for being the fab base camp for our actors photoshoot on nearby streets,
Photos by Laura Jury and Sacha Spencer.
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Les Miserables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean is a 3 hour stage drama (not the musical!) bringing Victor Hugos's famous novel to life.
This is a show suitable for all ages, and is a classic tale of redemption, compassion and revolution; set between 1815 and 1832 in France.
Our cast and crew are working beautifully on the show, and the scenes are coming along amazingly. With characterization, and (where needed) action choreography, and the first hints of costumes, the scenes are really coming together - we couldnt be working with a lovelier or more talented team!
Images by Michael Betts
rehearsals coming along well
Last Sunday was a barricade special, where the tech crew started building the sound and lighting cues for that rather tech-heavy sequence, and the first time the actors were working in costumes (costumes are still being put together but we like to rehearse in even partial costume as soon as possible, because it helps with character development.
Looking forward to the first “on our feet” blocking rehearsal for the second half of our spring / summer theatre production of Les Miserables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean, tomorrow, with our brilliant cast.
Next week we will be start the multiple weeks of characterisation and performance for the characters and performances and scenes with the actors and bringing in the crew to start in on building up lighting, sound and special effects.
(Photos from Wednesday’s first half blocking rehearsals)
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We had a wonderful opening read through to launch our touring theatre production of Les Miserables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean. This show features a super cast from across the area, ranging from people who have performed in theatre for decades, through to people who are completely new to performing, those who have performed with us before, and brand new faces, side by side. Next rehearsal on Wednesday, is the first half of the show. It is an absolute delight to work with all these amazing people!
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VERY well done to everyone who auditioned!
It has been a long time of deliberations, but here is the cast list from the auditions!
Everyone who auditioned should have received emails by now - I understand a couple of emails didn't get through immediately , but we should all be there by now. Regardless of the outcomes, I think everyone should be very proud of some very talented hard work, and I would be delighted to work with you all.
Robin Purdie – Jean Valjean
Lee Metherall – Thenadier
Lisa Highton – Madame Thenadier, Toussaint
Joan Smith- Mlle Gillenormand, elderly lady in street
Elizabeth Ampadu – Eponine
Nick De Jasay – Enjolras, sailor with Bernardo,
Sarah Gregori - Javert
Alex Slade – Gavroche/ Petit Gervais
Parascovia Everett – Fantine
Lily Marlow – Grown Up Cosette,
Natalia Everett – Little Cosette
Ruth Willis – Estella, market soldier, Madame Mabeuf, firing squad soldier
James Hoff – Factory Boss, Bishop, Fueilly, Champmantheiu
Sean Kilroy – Bambatabois/ Brevet/ firing squad soldier
Rueben Reed – Marius, Thenadiers Inn Guest
Rich Sandford – Grantaire, Bernardo, market convict
Sacha Spencer - Pedlar, Prouvaire (also recorded for when away), soldier
Laura Jury – Courfeyrac, Pedlar (understudy for Sacha for one show), Sister simplice, Factory Girl 2
Ida Ivanoff - Gendarme, Prosector, soldier.
Brooke Harris - Inkeeper, Joly, covering Fantine for one show for Parascovia.
Beowulf the tour
And this weekend, our tour of Beowulf concluded with an excellent performance at Torquay's Royal Lyceum theatre.
Now, the plans for over Christmas and the New Year, include sorting out our props and costumes from Beowulf (putting them away) and getting our props and costumes etc, for Les Misérables.
It has been a fantastic show run - after a shaky start and some recasts, it came to have fabulous feedback, with a small but an amazing cast, most of whom plan to return to the stage with us in future shows and projects, and fabulous permanent relationships forged with new venues.
We were going to have stalls and fundraising on both Middle Street and in the Scala Hall, tomorrow, for Brixham's big Christmas celebration event, however with the forecast of high winds, all the Middle Street attractions have been cancelled by the organiser. Diverse Events, but we still have our stall in the Scala Hall tomorrow, from 10am to 2pm. We have some lovely costume jewelry and gifts like that for sale, and you can also come and find out about our next performances, and our upcoming auditions for Les Miserables and Macbeth, and our projects within the local community.
Thank you so much to Lovely Lisa this morning for helping set up - and preparing the jewelery for display.
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