The Merry Wives of Windsor – Audition

From Richard Bray

Many of you will be aware that the S.V.P. Committee has agreed that in the summer of 2020 we will perform The Merry Wives of Windsor at Acton Reynald Hall. I am hoping that you will consider attending for the reading/auditions which are to be held in Shawbury Village Hall on Sunday 19th January at 2.30 p.m. and Wednesday 22nd at 7.30 p.m. The play will be performed during the week 21st to 28th June 2020 and rehearsals will commence on the 8th March and be held on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

The play, one of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies, should be a pleasure to rehearse and perform. There are lots of parts for both men and women and of course there is a need for backstage crew and front of house team members. I plan to bring the play out of its Elizabethan setting into more recent times and I hope all the characters will come to life and entertain our audiences.

If you are interested but cannot make the readings please let me know – tel 01939 250612 or 07966633116 or email at [email protected]

I look forward to taking part with you in Shawbury Village Players 40th year and the production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Panto 2020

Read-throughs and registrations of interest are coming up this month for those people interested in taking part in our pantomime that will be performed in January 2020.

For adults and children aged 15 and over come along on Wednesday 21 August at 7.30pm or Sunday 25 August at 2.30pm.  Read more here.

For children aged 14 and under  we want to see you on Sunday 25 August at 2.30pm.  Read more here.

Summer Production Auditions

Wednesday 10th April

We hope to put on an evening of two one-act plays in Shawbury Village Hall on Friday 2nd August and Saturday 3rd August both starting at 7:30pm.  These will be directed by Chris Page and Ann Page. We will be reading through the plays and auditioning on Wednesday 10 April at 7:30pm in the Old Library Room in Shawbury Village Hall and would welcome anyone who is interested to come along.

The first play is a ghost story entitled ‘The Attic’ centred around a couple clearing out their attic. The wife becomes obsessed with a letter she’s found. Is it a suicide note? A confession? What’s her connection with the woman from the past? There is a great twist at the end that has us examining our assumptions.  It requires 2 men and 3 women.

The second play is a comedy entitled ‘Flatmates’. A man returns to his flat to find a strange woman sitting on his settee. It turns out only he can see her. The fun starts when his friend arrives closely followed by his ex-wife and her lawyer. It requires 2 to 3 men and 3 to 4 women.