Do you recognise any of these faces from the Worthing Community Play?
‘The Just Cause – Victorian Romance and a Rollicking Good Riot’ took place last June at Christ Church.
Since then, some of those who took part have been involved in another theatrical venture – a brand new comedy called ‘Barbara Cartland – In the Pink’, which will premiere at the Connaught Theatre from June 18 – 20.
David Stephens, who played Rev Cruse in ‘The Just Cause’, is directing the play, which Ann Feloy wrote with Caroline Maxwell.
Alongside a professional cast are three very talented members of the community play. Jamie Campion, who played James Tee – one of the leaders of the Skeleton Army, and Ellie Snow, who played a working class lass, have been cast along with Stevie Lambert, who was the reluctant bridegroom in the community play and will be playing Barbara Cartland’s camp chef. Both Ellie and Jamie have places to study for a performing arts degree and Stevie Lambert has been involved in amateur dramatics for years.
Barbara Austin and Rene Hardman, who were part of the wardrobe team for the community play, are among many others helping with costumes, hair and make-up, props, set design and marketing.
Ann, who is producing the play under Leaping Hare Productions, said she was delighted to continue working with so many of those who had shown such amazing talent when they had helped with the community play. She said: “We are a great team and are having a lot of fun putting together this show. It is the first time it has ever been performed and everyone is working hard to put on a first class comedy which will then go on tour to other theatres.”
The cast and crew hope ‘Barbara Cartland – In the Pink’ is as big a success as the community play and that Worthing will be proud of being the launch pad for this sparkling new comedy about the eccentric pink dame.
Tickets for the matinee and evening performances, which are on June 18 – 20, are available from Worthing Theatre’s Box Office on 01903 206206 or at www.worthingtheatres.co.uk.