As you know, the Guild has planned an Old Time Music Hall for Saturday 9th July at Keston Village Hall, as a fund-raiser for a possible Guild Production in 2012, and as an enjoyable get-together in the ‘close’ season. Now time is passing, and we need to get motoring.
In the past, events like this have been put on by familiar faces, performing by invitation, and it’s entirely possible that this one will be as well, although obviously no less enjoyable for that. However before we go that route, we want to make a last appeal, to as many of our various memberships as possible, to see if there are any amongst them who would like to take part, either singly or in a group. With a show like this, it is necessary to exercise a modicum of quality-control, so being able to muddle through ‘The Lambeth Walk’ on the spoons is no guarantee of a spot, but if you or anyone you know is at all inclined towards this venerable form of theatre and would like to participate, we need to know as soon as possible.
The event will be directed, and ‘Chaired’ on the night by Arthur Rochester, so if you have any questions , or would like further information about the format, or material, get in touch with him, on 020 8289 0269.
An evening like this is a marvellous opportunity for us all to see the diversity of talent among our members, and for you, an opportunity to get up there and do something you may not often get the chance to do in the normal run of things. We saw, in the course of our recent Festival, that you can act, now we want to see if you can sing, dance, and make us laugh. It will definitely be fun to do, and the schedule is unlikely to be arduous. And we know from the last One-Act Festival how much we enjoy finding out what each other can do, and meeting new people.
Now the small-print. We have a Guild committee meeting on the 6th of June and we need to know of anyone who wants to participate by then, at the very latest, because the thing needs to be taking shape by that point. To help us along, we’d be obliged if you could pass this message to anyone you think may be interested. In fact, send it them anyway, in case they know someone who might be interested. It’s going to be a great evening, whether you’re in it, or just in the audience, so spread the word.