Twelfth Night - Our Summer Production

After very successful auditions, “Twelfth Night” is now fully cast with a mix of well-established members and six new faces to the NPC stage. A warm welcome to Greg Dorey, Judy Fowler, Fleur Jeffries, Ed Waller, and to Simon and Yvette Walters, who will be joining Kylie Blackman, Matthew Blyther, Tom Cooke, Christine Fleming, Liz Harling, Stephen O’Shea, Maria Pottle, Victoria Waldron, Tom Worthen, and David Young in this exciting production directed by Richard Kinder.

The engravings and Sussex paintings of the Arts and Crafts Movement artist Eric Ravilious are the inspiration for the stage design and publicity for the paradise that is Illyria as conceived by Will Sternberg and Jim Robinson respectively.

The magical world of Illyria has been shaken into inertia by the Duke Orsino’s unrequited obsessive love for the Countess Olivia, who in turn has vowed to remain chaste for seven years after the death of her brother.

Meanwhile the upper-class lowlife, who have nothing better to do in this demi-Eden but drink themselves silly, join forces with the workers and take their revenge upon the one man who believes that he alone has the answer to getting this place on its proper footing once more, by “taking back control”.

The paralysis which this causes upon the state and fabric of Illyria is shaken up by the arrival of a recently bereaved woman determined to forge her way as a man in this stultified world. Her deceptive appearance unleashes emotions unforeseen by her or anyone else, and the plot descends into total chaos and shakes Illyria to its foundations, as love threatens to conquer all.

Monthly Play Readings - Last Wednesday of The Month

Chichester Players will be holding monthly play readings on the last wednesday of the month, except March when our spring production will be running.

The next play reading will take place on the 26th April in The Studio at the New Park Centre at 7:30pm. Please check back for more details.

The Wind in the Willows - Our Christmas Production

Once again, we will be returning to Alan Bennett for our Christmas production of “The Wind in the Willows” to be directed by Peter Waters. Based on the book by Kenneth Grahame, this hugely successful version follows the adventures of Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger. Keep an eyeout for further details of when the auditions will be held.

Portsmouth Amateur Diary

Chichester Players have recently signed up with the Portsmouth Amateur Diary, a website that is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting the productions that are being put on by amateur groups around the area. The website contains a complete listing of all its members events that are taking place over the next few months. Please take a look at the website and support other Amateur groups.

Portsmouth Amateur Diary - Please note that Chichester Players are not responsible for the content of external websites.

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