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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Well, we had a very successful run of Les Miserables at Brixham Theatre, and cant wait to take it to Exeter on Friday (Tickets for Exeter here). Two days, three shows resulted in an exhausted by triumphant cast!
On Thursday's final dress rehearsal, with a few tweaks underway , local photographer Andrew Barnes came along to get some photos. On Friday, after final tweaks to set and costumes, we opened! It went great!
On Saturday and Sunday we had the cast photoshoot for the vast majority of the cast, and these photos will be going out this week (some already have) attached to press releases marketing the show!
Many thanks to Brixham Theatre , one of our show venues, for letting us shoot on the stage in the morning!
Photos by Andrew Barnes and Laura Jury.
Shows are Friday May 31st, and June 1st at Brixham Theatre, and then June 7th at the Barnfield Theatre in Exeter. Our box office page HERE has links to all the relevant tickets! Book today!
Fantastic day again at Les Miserables rehearsals for Act 2. Here are a few pictures nabbed in between racing around and dying over the barricade - and some partial costume starting to appear :D . A LONG afternoon today, but it really paid off, with the cues and reactions, especially on the extremely fast paced barricade scenes. Thank you so much to all the great people who helped make it happen.
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