Sunday, May 19, 2013

" Hedda At Little Theatre"

Chester Theatre Club have produced a late 1950's version of Ibsen's 1890 play " Hedda Gabler" this month.
In a nutshell, it's the provocative story of a woman ahead of her time, which Laura Smith well portrayed,  along with an able cast, including newcomer Pat Cameron, giving a suitably warm depiction of Aunt Juliana, Bill Smith as Hedda's somewhat bewildered husband, George, and Tony Kemp, as Judge Brack, splendid with muchly-darkened hair, manly moustache and dignified dutiful demeanour.
The play was directed by Tony O'Byrne, with co directing by Jenny Shryne, who has developed a very successful Youth Group at the theatre.

A batch of new plays by North West writers were read carefully by several Theatre Club directors over the last few months ....and two of them were premiered with rehearsed readings in the theatre's newly vamped Club room, now the Salisbury Studio. 

Pat Sumner's " Beyond Reach" and Sian Williams' " The Writers Group " were the lucky plays chosen , read superbly by a clutch of actors who clearly enjoyed the sessions. Sian hope to take her play to the Edinburgh Festival and Pat looks forward to seeing hers on stage too.
 This was a 1st for the Club and hopefully more plays will follow suit.

** NEXT: " Lettice and Lovage" ( Peter Shaffer) Sat June 30th and Mon July 1st to Sat 6th ( inclusive)**
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