2023 is Shakespeare Year!
This year will see SUDS present two Shakespeare plays:
April 2023 – Romeo and Juliet
(directed by Alicia Dean and Heather Knowles)
November 2023 – Macbeth
(directed by Ian Gledhill)
SUDS has a long and proud tradition of presenting Shakespeare. Our choices for 2023 are two of Shakespeare’s most popular and accessible plays. With a cast of over 20 in each play, we’re looking to maximise opportunities for as many of our members as possible to appear on stage. We’re also hoping that innovative plans for staging both plays will give technical and backstage teams the chance to experience some new approaches. There will be something for everyone!
So please note the following programme:
Romeo and Juliet
More information about the production here.
The play has now been cast after a fantastic response to our audition call.
Rehearsals: W/c 9th January 202
Performance Dates: 19th to 22nd April 2023
Auditions – June/July 2023
Performance Dates – November 2023 (dates to be confirmed)
We hope to mount a short small scale production in the Summer of 2023, possibly of a community/outdoor nature. This may be in a non-theatre venue. Watch this space!
Wednesday 8th March – an evening of short plays written by members of SUDS
We have been invited to reprise the plays we performed at the Shepherd Wheel in Bingham Park. We’ll be reading two of those plays, together with a play that is new to the Society: ‘Fractured Lives’ by Alice Collins. Click here for more information.
Saturday 18th March – a Rehearsed Reading
This will be an all day event: rehearse in the morning and afternoon, perform in the evening. More details to follow shortly.
Other dates to note
Dates for the following are still to be confirmed:
May – Auditions, rehearsals and performances of the Shepherd Wheel plays.
June – a reading of ‘Albion’ – the acclaimed 2017 play by Mike Bartlett.
June – auditions for ‘Macbeth‘.
July – rehearsals commence for Macbeth. After a break in August, rehearsals will continue through September and October to performance week, probably in November.
STOP PRESS – SUDS are in discussions with the New Chamber Choir who are keen to work with us on a joint venture involving music, readings and dramatic extracts. A summer event may be possible. The choir’s most recent concerts were held in Clumber Park and in the Marble Saloon at Wentworth Woodhouse. More information to follow.