Aylsham

Theatre company needs local voices for new production

Just Regional
Nov 25, 2015 2 mins read

The popular fEast theatre group is looking to recruit locals to take part in their upcoming production.

The production is the third play in a trilogy by writer Rob John’s and is called Winter 53, about the floods of that year.  It will feature a chorus made up of local people who will be the voices of eye witnesses to the tragic events.  They will get to work alongside professional actors in a series of venues across the region.

“The play’s six choral sections include poetry, the voices and verbatim memories of ‘53 survivors and factual information,” says Rob. “They form a central narrative role in the production.”

A series of workshops will be held where anyone interested in taking part in the chorus can come and audition.  The first is at Sheringham Little Theatre on Saturday, November 28, 10am -12 noon.

Set in the fictional coastal village of Boxham in the months leading up to the catastrophic floods of January 1953, Winter 53 explores the complex and turbulent relationships of the Spence family who struggle to make sense of their tragic history in the face of unreliable and conflicting memories. As the great storm approaches voices from both past and the future start to echo through the house by the sea.

If you are interested in coming to a workshop, contact Mandy McKenna, mandy.mckenna1@btinternet.com or 07799 191492, or visit www.feasttheatre.com. fEast is also looking for sponsors.

Rob John pictured at the opening of new arts and theatre facilities at Paston College in North Walsham.

Rob John pictured at the opening of new arts and theatre facilities at Paston College in North Walsham.

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