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Present Laughter – Cast

So the initial plans are underway, casting is complete, and so the line learning begins. Below is a note from the Director.
Thanks to those of you who have shown interest in this production and attended the readings and auditions.  I have enjoyed hearing everyone read the various parts and have now decided on the cast.  In some cases, there were several possible actors for particular roles and I am sorry that I could not give everyone who auditioned a part.
As you know, there are other very important jobs to be done so that we can put on this play and I welcome offers to assist in any way with the production.  As I mentioned on Monday evening, finding a good, reliable prompt is very important to me, particularly from when books are put down so that I can give my full attention to watching the actors.
So, the cast will be as follows (in order of appearance);
Daphne                        Cassie Grindley
Miss Erikson               Fran Sansom
Fred                               Colin Elphick
Monica                         Monica Hunt
Garry                            Martin Stephen
Liz                                  Dee Thorne
Roland                         Sean Colledge
Henry                           Rob Sansom
Morris                          Steve Twinn
Joanna                       Jo Salisbury
Lady S                         Sue Worth
As the Director says, we’re still needing to people to do all those other vital tasks needed to put on a show, from setting lights, to printing tickets and above all, putting the word out so we get decent audiences to appreciate all the hard work.

Next Production – Present Laughter by Noel Coward

Dorchester Drama will be proud to present ‘Present Laughter’ by Noel Coward, directed by Anne Brown.

“A self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis juggles a fawning ingenue, a crazed playwright, his ex-wife, and the personal lives of his friends..”

November 15th, 16th & 17th 2018

Readings will be held on 23rd & 30th July,  with Castings on 6th & 13th August. All at Acland Court, Dorchester, 7:30pm.

If you’re interested in performing, stage management or just helping out behind the scenes or front of house, drop us a line or just drop in.

Performances will be at:

Dorchester Corn Exchange.

High St East
Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF

Tickets will be available closer to the time.

Caucasian Chalk Circle – Ticket News

Tickets are out there, in a variety of ways to suit every type.

E-tickets are available from the website ‘Buy Ticket’ button. £9

Available from the Tourist Information Centre, in Dorchester Library. £9

Available from the Booking line (01305 268692) Leave a message. Tickets will be reserved for you on the door. £9

Available on the door at performance. £10.


Chalk Circle News

Dorchester Drama’s next production is cast and we’ve started rehearsals, running through a complete reading and some blocking. It’s too early to say it’s coming into shape, there are many ideas still being tried out and, for some of us, the concept of Brecht’s Epic Theatre is still quite foreign.

CCC Rehearsal

In the meantime we also had a social evening last week, with a number of planned and impromptu party pieces entertaining those attending.

If you were not there, you missed Rob playing the part of Sleeping Beauty under the direction of Billie, while Mike & Fiona played the King and Queen, but not necessarily in that order. Other talented actors were also involved.