Stonham Theatre Guild


What are we?
We are an Amateur Theatre Community Group.

How did we begin?
Following a Pantomime which was produced as by the Community to raise funds for Earl Stonham Church, and the Village Hall and the Children's Playground at Little Stonham.

The people who had taken part in the Pantomime - Cinderella, had so much fun together they wanted to do it again —
and again!and again!
And so Stonham Theatre Guild was born.

Who can join us?
Anyone who lives in or near Earl Stonham can become a member.
We have members aged 70+ and members aged 7, with all age ranges in between. Amazingly this mix works really well
!

What talents do you need?
We have discovered a huge amount of talent among the members and the folks who come along to help with productions and everyone loves the opportunity to perform either on stage or behind the scenes.

We are an amateur group in the real sense of the word … … most of us are learning as we go along, so you don't need any proven talent in order to become a member of STG. You will soon find something in Amateur Theatre that you can do really well.

STONHAM THEATRE GUILD

To parody one of Eric Morecombe’s lines: ‘We got plenty of laughs, but not necessarily where we expected!’ That is what we all enjoy about Pantomime. It always surprises and like a welcome and unexpected treat, gives us joy amid the company of friends.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ ran for three performances in December 2016. Several new members joined the cast, playing their parts with great enthusiasm, the audiences responding well. The improved sound system and lighting made a big difference, as did also the wonderful automated rose, which gradually dropped
its petals as the show reached its climax, the defeat of the Beast.
Dates for your diary

This year’s Pantomime will be on Friday 1 & Saturday 2 December.
Before that, on Saturday June 17, we have Hullabaloo day at the Village Hall, where we will see you all once more and join you in the fun and games.

Auditions
for
Aladdin — Adventures in the East
just turn up
Earl Stonham Church Parish Room
Sunday 16 July from 2 to 4 pm.

Parish Room Pantomime rehearsals are at 7-9 pm on
Fridays Sept 8, 15, 22 & 29.

Village Hall Pantomime rehearsals are at 7-9 pm on
Fridays October 6, 13, 20, 27 &
7-9 pm on Fridays November 3, 10, 17, 24
10 am-3 pm on Sundays November 12, 19, 26 (Bring packed lunch)

Newcomers are always welcome to our Group, which has members with an age range 7 to 82 and numbering around 40 in total for both ‘on stage’ and ‘stage crew’, so come and join us. No one gets asked to do more than they are willing to take on. We would love to meet you.

Contact Kathryn Burston
kathburston@hotmail.co.uk
07796 156038 Evenings/Weekends please