Nuffield Theatre Studio Theatreon
Monday 5th October 2009
The Meningitis Trust approached The Maskers Theatre Company to see if it was possible to produce a show from which the proceeds could be donated to the Trust. The show "Famous for Fifteen" was the result.
The format of the proposed evening was to present six short plays, each lasting no longer than fifteen minutes (hence the event title) and each show having a maximum cast of four players. The plays were written by various Maskers and their friends. Six directors were appointed, players were found and rehearsals commenced.
The Nuffield Theatre management was asked if they would be kind enough to allow the show to be presented in their studio theatre, they very kindly agreed to do so and the venue was fixed.
The Masker's technical staff were tasked with providing sound and lights for six different shows in one evening ---- no mean feat! --- of course they rose to the occasion and full technical support was given.
All proceeds from the show were donated to The Meningitis Trust.
|Any Which Way
directed by Sheana Carrington
|the cast||Sheana Carrington, Rachael Courage, Gill Buchanan, Jenni Watson|
|Moira Allen has been involved with theatre for many years firstly as a professional dancer. She directed the Redbridge Theatrical Society. As a survivor of meningitis as a child she is pleased to support this worthy cause.
Sheana Carrington is a long standing member of the Maskers Theatre Company.
|A Christmas Cock-up
directed by Graham Buchanan
|the cast||Graham Buchanan, Alan Watson, John Souter, Ian Wilson|
|Graham has acted in and directed many plays for The Maskers|
|The Three Wishes
directed by Angela Stansbridge
|the cast||Mary Hamilton, Avril Woodward. Gina Marchant|
|Margie Harriott organised the evening and was pleased to offer one of her plays for the event|
The winning play was "Word Salad" by Craig Murray and directed by Ken Spencer
directed by Ken Spencer
|the cast||Matt Avery, Philip de Grouchy, Adam Taussik, Jenni Watson|
|Craig works with NHS Direct and enjoys creative writing in his spare time. Word Salad evolved from an idea conceived during a long walk along the seafront in Bournemouth.
Ex-Masker's Chairman, Ken Spencer is one of the Maskers most experienced actors and directors
directed by Rachael Courage
|the cast||Steve Clark, Rachael Courage|
|Rob is a Teaching Fellow at Southampton University. He also sings, plays guitar and performs in pantomime each year.
Rachael is one of the Maskers actors, a committee member and the Company Social Secretary.
|Ditching Worries in the Pyrenees
directed by Ros Liddiard
|the cast||Ros Liddiard, Peter Liddiard, Gina Marchant, Avril Woodward|
|Ros and Peter Liddiard are long-standing members of the Maskers and are very involved with Prime Theatre|
|For the Maskers|
|Production Manager||Kathryn Salmon|
|Lighting Design and operator||Clive Weeks|
|Sound Design and operator||Geoff Grandy|