News from Droylsden Little Theatre

Play Reading – Rattle of a Simple Man

Play Reading – Rattle of a Simple Man
4th September 19.30 p.m. ***** Please note the date change from the 6th *****

Play Dates are 21st – 26th January 2019
Normal rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s

If you are interested but cannot make the reading please get in touch a.s.a.p. to arrange an earlier reading.

Directer: Tony Birch

Tammy Grimes impersonated a trollop with a vivid imagination in the Broadway production of the English hit. With an aristocratic background borrowed from novels she’s read, she picks up a lonely man who’s come down to London for a frolic, and takes him off to her basement apartment. His pretension to worldliness quickly goes sour, for he has no experience with women and is totally gauche in this new situation. Neither of them is really what he seems. One by one they strip away the pretences that mask their loneliness.

2 Male
1 Female

Play Reading – Is There Anybody There?

Play Reading – Is There Anybody There?

25th October 19.30 p.m.

Play Dates are 11th – 16th March 2019
Normal rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s

If you are interested but cannot make the reading please get in touch a.s.a.p. to arrange an earlier reading.

Director: Martin Roche

There will be an audition pack issued comprising character descriptions and an edited version of the script. This will encompass the three roles and a range of scenes which showcase the characters, relationships and themes.
For any queries or to receive the pack, please email: enquiries@martinpaulroche.com

Sue has spent her life married to an empty space. Her husband. A man who wasn’t ever there; not with her anyhow. And she fooled herself into thinking her manufactured life had been manufactured by her. But a perfect life is not always what it seems, and her husband made her realise that.

When Sue meets Ann, an employee of her late husband, she finds a soul mate in more ways than one. And following a chance conversation, they hatch a plan to laugh, to drink, to joke and to make fun with impunity about the afterlife and those who ask the question, “Is there anybody there?” But life can bring with it unexpected turns and what begins as a joke soon becomes much more.

CHARACTERS

Sue 35/45*. Attractive, slim. Always well, and expensively, dressed. She is self-assured, hard, bitter, in humour and in anger. Underneath and later, she is vulnerable, and her demons come home to roost.

Ann 35/45*. Business like, ‘safe’, initially, but there is a feeling that now and again, her character suggests that there is more to her, unexpected, uncharacteristic. In the beginning, she comes across as a person who sees in Sue an opportunity to be somebody very different, have a laugh, take risks. A trusted friend. But in resolution,
she is dark, manipulative, chilling.

The Woman 35/45*. A complicated character and very difficult to read, judge, categorise who or what she is. She is controlled, unemotional, expressionless, detached, calm, precise, articulate. At no point is anything said which indicates the nature of what she represents. I think to have the audience never having any definitive answer is the crux of the piece; let them imagine who or what she is. For the premiere she was simply dressed: jeans, white T-shirt and bare feet.

Play Reading – Our Town

Play Reading – Our Town

6th December 19.30 p.m.

Play Dates are 13th – 18th May 2019
Normal rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s

If you are interested but cannot make the reading please get in touch a.s.a.p. to arrange an earlier reading.

Director: Dorothy Wilkinson

Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder’s final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.

17 Male
7 Female

Play Reading – Split Ends

Play Reading – Split Ends
29th January 2019 19.30 p.m.

Play dates are 1st – 6th July 2019

Director: Jackie Hall

A very funny comedy, written with Frank Vickery’s usual panache and style. Nancy and Cyril are to meet their son’s girlfriend, Susan. Cyril, naturally bald, goes into hiding when his wig disappears, and reappears in disguise.

2 male
2 female

Play Reading – Baggage

Play Reading – Baggage

7th February 2019 19.30 p.m.

Play dates are 1-6th July 2019

Director: Mike Jordan

Sandra is a busy wife and mother with a rather demanding family. Annie is a homeless woman with a tragic past.
Through laughter and tears the two women form an unlikely friendship and find hope for the future.

2 female

Manchester Theatre Academy

Starting Saturday 9th November 2013.

Please follow the link for all details:

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Metrolink takes to the stage in Droylsden

It’s show time for Metrolink as the tram lands a leading role in the famous ‘Five Blue Haired Ladies’ production at Droylsden Little Theatre, showing Monday 13 May to Saturday 18 May 2013.

With Droylsden tram stop only a few minutes’ walk from the theatre, its quick and easy to travel on the tram to the show and let your night start in style. Just hop on the tram and sit back and relax!

Make the most of Metrolink with unlimited weekend travel for only £5.50 for adults and £7.50 for a family of up to 5 travelling – just the ticket for travelling across Greater Manchester and Tameside to Droylsden Little Theatre.

Metrolink provides fast and frequent services from Droylsden across Greater Manchester. Trams run every 12 minutes from Droylsden to Manchester, calling at seven new tram stops at Droylsden, Cemetery Road, Edge Lane, Clayton Hall, Velopark, Etihad Campus, Holt Town and New Islington. The East Manchester line will expand further in Tameside to Ashton-Under-Lyne in Winter 2013/2014.

For more information, please visit www.metrolink.co.uk.

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