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Voulez Vous? ABBA Musical Competition

For those of you who didn’t see our competition announcement in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe programme, here it is, followed by the official rules.  Please note that you may not enter a sequel to Mamma Mia!  And also that the club will own the rights in your entry, so that we can use and adapt your ideas for a future show.  (This will apply to all entries, not just the wining entry). 

You don’t have to be a fantastic script writer, or even feel like your spelling and grammar are up to scratch, it’s all about the creative ideas! The competition is open to everyone irrespective of age, or whether they are a club member or not. Please do pass this along to anyone you feel may be interested. 
 

Voulez-vous?

 

Do you want to be more involved in the shows that Wrington Drama Club perform? Do you want to write a storyline of your own? Do you want to listen to and perform the music of Abba?

 

Well, take a chance on us!

 

Wrington Drama are sending out an S.O.S. We have a dream to perform an exciting, original musical. So, what’s the name of the game? We’d like you to choose between twelve and twenty Abba songs and weave them into your own unique story line. Once you have written your synopsis (in no more than 1000 words), email it to wdctickets@gmail.com  by 31stMarch 2020. The committee will then decide which winner takes it all. We hope that their dream world will then form the basis for a full script, to be performed at a later date.

 

This competition is open to absolutely anyone, regardless of age, so don’t let the opportunity slip through your fingers! 

 

When all is said and done, we’d like to thank you for the musical.

 
 
Wrington Drama Club ‘ABBA Musical’ competition
 
RULES
 

1.     Each entry must consist of a summary of the characters and storyline for a show based on the songs of ABBA.

2.     The summary must be no more than 1000 words long.

3.     Entries must include between 12 and 20 ABBA songs, occurring at appropriate points in the story.  The words of each song should be shown (but these do not count towards the 1000-word limit).

4.     The story and characters must not refer to the muscial/film Mamma Mia! or Mamma Mia! Here we go again, for copyright reasons.  Some of the same songs may be used, but they must be in different contexts.

5.     Anyone may enter, including family members of those judging.

6.     Entries must be sent to wdctickets@gmail.com no later than 31 March 2020.

7.     The competition will be judged by members of the drama club committee, plus co-opted judges as the committee sees fit.

8.     A prize, of unspecified value and nature, will be given to the entry which is judged to be most entertaining and which is also practicable for adapting for performance by the club.  (We are looking for something we could put on in the Memorial Hall!)

9.     The judges’ opinion is final.

10.  Copyright in all entries will be owned by Wrington Drama Club.

11.  Content and ideas from every entry will be considered for use in a possible forthcoming show.  Material from several different entries may be used in the same show, and the use of material from every entry, including the winning one, will be entirely at the discretion of Wrington Drama Club.   

This message has been sent on behalf of the Wrington Drama Club Committee:
Richard Kingcott: Chair
Julie Kingcott: Secretary
Mick Axtell: Treasurer
Cathy Faulkner
Ian Maitland-Round
Will Maitland-Round
Ian Withers
Tom Henry
Eleanor Cashman

Alice in Wonderland – July 2020

The committee has been approached by Middlecombe Nursery to perform an outdoor performance of Alice in Wonderland in early July this year. (Dates still TBC but likely 3rd/4th or 10th/11th July 2020)
Our revised sketch already exists and has been very successfully performed in various venues. We hope to expand this further.
There are approx 8 main characters. Please see below for age requirements. Rehearsals will be short and arranged around the cast. 
If you are interested in taking part please contact Richard or Julie ASAP.
 
Characters:
 
Alice: 10+/ Adult
Mad Hatter – Adult
Match Hare – Adult
Door Mouse: – 10+/ Adult
Cheshire Cat – 10+/Adult
Queen Hearts Adult
Tweedle Dee/Dum – 10+/Adult
Gryphon – Adult
Turtle – Adult
 
Playing cards – open
Flamingos – open
 
 
Committee members:
Chair: Richard Kingcott. 07767778297
Secretary: Julie Kingcott. 07515834200
Mick Axtell
Eleanor Cashman
Tom Henry
Ian Withers
Ian Maitland-Round
Will Maitland-Round
Cathy Faulkner
 
 

Up-coming events for 2018

Save the dates!

Drama Club AGM for members

 

The Drama Club AGM will be held at the Reading Room on Wednesday June 20th at 7.30 pm

 

Some committee members are retiring and we are now asking for nominations for the Officers; Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, and for the additional committee members.

 

The deadline for nominations is 6.00 pm Monday 18th June

 

Please submit your nominations to the Secretary, Phil Neve, by email to philneve53@gimail.com or on paper to 4 Lawrence Road.

Quiz night – 3 March 2018

Drama Club Quiz:

This year this perennially popular event will take place in the Memorial Hall on Saturday March 3. Once again Stephen and Rosemary Osman and family will be running the show. The ticket price will include a mid-evening meal and there will be the usual raffle (last year my wife won a free wine tasting tour of Aldwick vineyard!).  Tickets always sell out quickly, so don’t delay when the time comes!

When? – 7Pm Saturday March 3rd

Where? – Wrington Memorial Hall

Who? – Teams of 6 people

How much? – £10 per head, price includes a hot meal

Tickets available from Amors and Buglers on sale from 1st February

 

Upcoming Events for Spring 2017!

Feb 18             Members’ evening outing to see Wrington Youth Drama’s very own Sam Sprouting (the eponymous Jack from Jack in the Box) starring in Goodnight Mister Tom at the Blakehay Theatre in Weston-super-Mare. If you want tickets (£14.50, concessions £12.50) please contact Mark on 863450 (mark-bullen@hotmail.co.uk ) by Saturday 21 January.

Please note that these tickets will qualify for a members’ discount of £1.50 per person (please quote your membership number with your request).

Feb 25             Wrington Drama Club Quiz Night. Memorial Hall 7pm. Tickets, priced £8 to include a hot supper and dessert, will be available from Amors and Buglers early next month. Look out for advertising posters in the village, Village Journal Facebook etc.etc.

Apr 22             An all day (9.30 – 5pm) acting workshop has been arranged – venue URC Chapel. This is being run by The House of Fun Theatre from Camelford in North Cornwall. We advertised this recently by e-mail and the reaction has been so positive that all twelve available places have been snapped up, with a reserve list being kept in case of drop-outs.

The Club is contributing to the workshop costs, so each member will pay just £16 to include light lunch and refreshments. We have paid THOFT a deposit and full details will be sent to all participants in due course.

May 5              (Friday) Members of the Club will be taking part in a one-off “’Allo, ‘Allo” themed evening being organised as part of the Fair Week activities

May 13            We are planning a Saturday night theatre trip to the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton to see Bristol Musical Comedy Club performing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Once again, members can benefit from a club discount and if we get a group of ten or more, we should be able to benefit from a further reduction. A further communication will be sent out in early March but if any of you want to go to this show, please advise Mark.