After a fun warm up hosted by Simon Best, we read through further submissions for our next Halloween production (working title: “Fright Night”), including pieces about vegan vampires, fraudulent mediums, a sinister take on Seasame Street and a queer re-working of Jekyll & Hyde. The spooky mood was enhanced when there was a power cut!
Our next production will be Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”. This will be being performed on 19th, 20th and 21st October at The Wellington Hotel on the corner of Bromsgrove Street and Bristol Street, Birmingham City Centre. Curtains up at 7.30. Get down early to avoid disappointment!
We are up for awards in the Midland Zone Readers Awards (2017) as Best LGBT Social (& Sports) Group! We KNOW we’re a fantastic group (and are so modest with it too, natch!), but the official recognition would be even better.
So: follow the link. You know what to do…. http://midlandszone.co.uk/news/midlands-zone-readers-awards-2017-finalists-revealed/12362
Rehearsals are well underway for our next performance, which is part of Shout Festival, taking place on Saturday 14th November at MAC Birmingham.
Our piece is called Final Thought and is set in World War 1. Don’t miss it!
While the R&J rehearsals continue, other members of the group have been busy devising pieces for our participation in Shout Festival, as well as generating ideas for our Christmas show. The pieces have been great so far, bringing lots of laughs. More details about these shows will follow soon!
Don’t forget, R&J is taking place 26 September. We hope to see you there.
In a recent meeting there was an exercise where everyone says one word to form a crazy story. And our members did not disappoint on this occasion.
So here it is!
Penguins participated contentedly in charity fundraising. Carrots, onions and chocolate sausages danced continuously together by moonlight sonata while whales sang loudly and macarenaeously. Tonight Matthew, I want gratification although my lips are moist with delight and s***n from many carrots throbbing viciously between tortoise’s shells. Horrible cushions accentuate disgusting places like brothels where people go rampantly exceptionally pursuing seamen who take women up to rooms where they play doctors without borders but nobody feels satisfied.
We’re working on acting in things too, announcements very soon.