The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth

A comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr

Performance dates 16th to 18th May

Description

Introducing the intrepid ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society, together with their daring Producer, David, and Stage Manager, Henry.

Their production – original in the extreme – of the classic tragedy Macbeth should guarantee the a place in the drama finals at the Welwyn Garden City after nine months of painstaking rehearsals.  However, under the carefully mascara’d eye of adjudicator, Mr George Peach, events conspire to ensure that everything will not be all right on the night.  Injured Kate bravely troupes on with a leg in plaster, only to find her injuries more painful and numerous as the evening progresses; Lady Macbeth misses her bus stop and gets carried away by public transport so that Henry, the stage manager, must manfully step into the breach – minus spectacles but still moustachioed. And, if this isn’t enough, Peach announces they have 8 ½ minutes left in which to perform the final Act otherwise they are disqualified. As usual, the ladies rise to the occasion – they may not reach Welwyn Garden City but they come close to doing for Macbeth what Tom Stoppard did for Hamlet.

 

Take part

Join us on the following dates to read through the play and audition.  If you don’t want to act but would like to take part in other ways (e.g. costume, props or backstage), come along to Mayfield Memorial Hall (TN206PJ) on these dates to meet the team and find out more about how you can get involved.

 

Sunday 2nd December from 4.00 – 6.00 pm

Monday 3rd December from 7.30 – 9.30 pm

If you would like to purchase your own script from Samuel French Click here:

To download a familiarisation piece Click Here:

 

Can’t make it?         We will be happy to audition you separately at another time.  Email kate_laird@outlook.com or call her on 07738 863317 to arrange an individual audition time.

 

 

Cast

You will see that there is some doubling, so if we have lots of people wanting to take part, we can split out some of the doubled parts to create more roles!

GEORGE PEACH
GWYNNETH
MRS. REECE (playing Lady Macduff; Doctor)
THELMA (playing Macbeth; Ross)
HENRY (playing Lady Macbeth; 8 Kings)
MINNIE (playing Banquo; Lady Macduff’s Son)
PLUMMER
DAWN (playing 1st Witch; Porter; 2nd Murderer; Duncan; Fleance)
FELICITY (playing 2nd Witch; Seyton; 1st Murderer; Malcom; Gentlewoman)
KATE (playing 3rd Witch; Macduff; Messenger)