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    Game Plan by Alan Ayckbourn

    Teenager Sorrel fights to keep herself and her abandoned mother, once a dot.com businesswoman, financially afloat by setting up as a part-time prostitute, advertising for clients on the Internet and persuading her tearful school chum to act as her maid.
  2. Open Auditions for BCP's May 2019 Production of James Cawood's "Death Knell" (performance dates 1 - 4 May 2019) will be held at The Mill Arts Centre on Thursday 6 December 2018, 7.30pm. All welcome!Successful Playwright Henry Roth takes delight in telling his neurotic wife, Evelyn, he has a new, ‘seismic’ play to unleash on the theatrical world. To prepare for its stage debut, he has invited the charming and charismatic (but unknown) actor, Jack Willoughby to their remote Highland home to prepare for the leading role of murderer. Jack’s arrival sends Evelyn into a flat spin when she realises he is her lover - a relationship developed during her time supposedly in rehab in London. Is Henry aware of the relationship? With the arrival of Inspector Lazan from Scotland Yard - apparently on the hunt for the Highland serial killer, The Ghoul - the play takes another turn. Is he who he claims to be? In a breath-taking script, sending the audience reeling from one plot twist to another, the genre of “Thriller” is taken on an exciting new journey. Each character is well drawn, the dialogue is lean and the action is non-stop. Actors should be prepared for physically demanding fight scenes and use of weapons. Previous stage combat experience not essential as training will be given. Roles available : Henry Roth (40-60)Evelyn, Henry’s wife (20-40)Jack Willoughby (20-40)Inspector Lazan (20-40)You do not need to be a member to audition but will be required to join BCP if cast. Full details of membership options on the BCP website - www.banburycrossplayers.org.ukMessage us for more details or email contactus@banburycrossplayers.org.uk or come along to the Read Through on 27 Nov 2018, 7.30pm at The Mill Arts Centre
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    An Audience with Murder

    Banbury Cross players Present: Audience With Murder A Russian Doll of a play. Intriguing, multi-layered, full of unexpected twists, Audience with Murder moves from a seemingly innocuous domestic play reading, through a murder mystery in the classic style, to a final - terrifying and violent - climax. Suspenseful entertainment peppered with dark humour. Tickets: £13.00 | £12.00 concession (No Concession Friday & Saturday)
  4. Prostitution, police questioning and media intrusion form the basis of Gameplan. This hilarious comedy is full of twists, turns and surprises. The cast will be required to do quite a bit of physical work as well as learning lines and having a strong sense of humour and timing! The cast is 4 women and 3 men. Two of the women have a playing age of 16, so must have exceptionally youthful looks! The other two women are 30-40. Two men (one small part) are 30-50, and the third can be any age between 40 and 70.Read more about the play on Alan Ayckbourn's websitehttp://gameplan.alanayckbourn.net/styled-4/index.html Facebook: Banbury Cross Players Twitter: @bcptheatre www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk
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    With Aiden Turner (aka Ross Poldark) in rehearsal for The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noel Coward Theatre, a new play - A Very Very Very Dark Matter - opening at The Bridge Theatre in the autumn, and an Oscar in the bag for his film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh is clearly hot property. BCP are delighted to have been ahead of the curve when selecting his play - The Cripple of Inishmaan - for their 2018/2019 Season back in April 2017. Set in 1934, on a small island off the West coast of Ireland and the arrival of a Hollywood film crew on a neighbouring island gives local youngsters the chance to escape the island and head for the USA. Local disabled orphan, Billy, able and bright, and in love with local girl, Helen, is cared for by two aged aunts. He is derided by the locals and protected by his aunts. Desperate to audition, to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life, Billy persuades a local fisherman to take him to the neighbouring island by telling him he is dying of TB. Billy is cast in the film and goes to the USA. What does he discover about Hollywood? Will he return home to ‘get the girl’? The Cripple of Inishmaan runs 11-14 July 2018 at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, OX16 5QE – curtain up 7.30pm. Tickets are available from The Mill Box Office on 01295 279002 or online. Come along to see the master wordsmith McDonagh in action! Includes very strong language
  6. Audience With Murder is the opening production for our 2019 season. It is intriguing, multi-layered, witty, and full of unexpected twists. A Russian doll of a play, it moves from a seemingly innocuous domestic play-reading, through a murder mystery in the classic style, to a final terrifying and violent climax. The actors play characters in four different plays within the one so there is ample opportunity to stretch your acting self! ROLES George - late 40s/mid-50s Sally - late 40s/mid-50s Charles - early to mid-20s Kim - early to mid-20s The following should be borne in mind if auditioning: Adult Themes Strong Language Gun Shots REHEARSALS There will be two Cast get-togethers during August to discuss the play. The first rehearsal will be Monday 3 Sept 2018, then Mondays and Thursdays thereafter. Production dates are 21 - 24 November 2018 at The Mill Arts Centre. You will need to be available from Sunday 18 November 2018 for Technical and Dress Rehearsals. You do not need to be a member to audition but will be required to join if cast. Click for further details on BCP membership. Auditions will be held at The Mill Arts Centre, Thursday 5 July 2018, 7.30pm. Any questions, please email Director, Terry Gallager or email BCP on contactus@banburycrossplayers.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you! If you are interested in auditioning but are unable to make the above date, please get in touch.
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    People by Alan Bennett

    Dorothy’s inheritance is an old, run-down mansion she can’t afford to maintain. The play follows various attempts by her and her sister to resolve the issue. These include “gifting” to the National Trust; selling to a property developer, and film-making (of a less than salubrious nature where Dorothy is clearly aware of the comings and goings in the four-poster bed). Underground rumblings from a disused coalmine, the discovery of a large number of (still full) chamber pots and an untimely visit from the Bishop make for a show full of fruitful conflict. People completed its National Theatre tour in 2015 and BCP are one of the first amateur companies to perform this entertaining, funny and touching play where Bennett successfully blends satire with nostalgia to produce a thought-provoking piece of theatre. For tickets contact www.themillartscentre.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/events/396991050760082/
  8. BCP announce OPEN AUDITIONS for the final play of their 2017 / 2018 Season: Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Innishmaan. This wickedly funny, poignant play is set in 1934 on a small island off the West coast of Ireland. The arrival of a Hollywood film crew on a neighbouring island sets the youngsters' hearts racing with the prospect of escape and a new life in the USA. Roles available:Kate : 50-70 yrsEileen : 50-70 yrsJohnnypateenmike : 50-70 yrsBilly : 16-25 yrsHelen : 16-25 yrsBarty : 16-25 yrsBabbybobby : 20-60 yrsDoctor : 50-70 yrsMammy : 60-80 yearsThe fabulous character parts are raw, hilarious, challenging, irreverent and realistic, requiring a creative approach and, of course, an Irish accent. This black, tragi-comedy is about getting the audience to laugh and cry at the same time. It is a play to challenge concepts of political correctness; to question who, in fact, are the people who don’t fit in, and a hope of replacing pain and loneliness with laughter and love.Auditions will be held on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, 7.30pm. Production dates are 11th - 14th July 2018 at The Mill Arts Centre. You will need to be available from Sunday 8 Jul.y 2018 for Technical and Dress Rehearsals. You do not need to be a member to audition but will be required to join if cast. Click for further details on BCP membership. Rehearsals (24 in all) will be on Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm, starting after Easter 2018. If you are interested in auditioning but are unable to make the above date, please get in touch. There will be a read through at The Mill Arts Centre, 7.30pm, 20 February 2018. All welcome! For further information and details of audition pieces, contact Director Chrissie Garrett on 01295 810412 or 07557 023144 or by email to chrissiegarrett@btinternet.com.
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    My Boy Jack by David Haig

    Telling the story of Rudyard Kipling sending his 17 year old son, Jack, to war in 1915, the drama covers three periods. 1913 : the conflict between 15yr old Jack - with defective vision but desperate to get away from home - and his father's determination to send him to war. 1915 : when Jack, despite his defective vision and aided by his father’s influence, does go to war. 1924 : Kipling and his wife interview soldiers from Jack's regiment in search of news. This emotional and highly charged drama is the account of the anguish at the heart of a man whose storytelling continues to delight millions the world over. Tickets: £12.50 | £11.50 Concession (Concession Weds & Thurs only) www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk www.themillartscentre.co.uk http://bit.ly/2qMlcjw
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    Caught in the Net

    Two households, both alike? Well not totally alike, perhaps. One is in Wimbledon and one in Streatham. They do have one thing in common though – the hapless taxi-driver, John Smith. Ray Cooney’s hilarious sequel to Run for your Wife comes to The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury in the shape of BCP’s production of Caught in the Net. This is an up-to-date piece which sees the return of bigamist taxi-driver, John Smith, battling with his two wives, whilst at the same time trying to keep his two teenage children (one by each wife) from meeting – they having got in contact via an online dating agency. Aided and abetted by his hopeless lodger, Stanley, the ever-spiralling situation gets increasingly out of hand with riotous results. The production opens at The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Pk Rd, Banbury, OX16 5QE on 1 February 2017 and runs until 4 February 2017. Curtain up 7.45pm. Tickets are available from The Mill Box Office or 01295 279002.
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    Open Auditions: The Tempest

    BCP's April 2017 production could be for you! We are auditioning for William Shakespeare's "The Tempest". This magical piece take on a new twist for BCP as it will be performed "in the round". There are opportunities for actors of a broad range of experience - including the potential to “gender-swap” many of the roles (including Prospero, Ariel and Trinculo). See below for details. Auditions are on Thursday 1 December 2016, 8pm, at The Mill Arts Centre. There will be a read through on Tuesday 15 November 2016, 8pm at The Mill Arts Centre - everyone welcome! Performance dates are 26-29 April 2017 at The Mill Arts Centre, and 30 April 2017 and 1 May 2017 at George Washington's ancestral home, Sulgrave Manor. If you are interested in being involved but cannot make the above dates, please get in touch - contactus@banburycrossplayers.org.uk or 07802 301726. We look forward to seeing you! For more information go to www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/14806555594/
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    Banbury Cross Players' final offering for our 2015/16 season is an entertaining group of one act plays: David Tristram’s Peas : Gerry and Daisy are the first to test out a new dating agency and quickly discover how much they have in common - including Star Wars, Chinese food, Wagner and sex. David Tristram’s The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish : For Henry Smith (actor, business tycoon, comedian, Casanova and acting US President) life was rarely dull. For his housewife, wife, Alice, it was rarely anything else. Until, that is, French waiter, Michel (tall, dark and available) enters. Fantasy blurs into reality, secret passions explode and only Orca the Goldfish knows the truth. Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter : Hitmen Ben and Gus, wait in a basement room for their next assignment. Ben reads his newspaper. Gus ties his shoelaces. The dialogue progresses to argument. The dumb waiter in the back of the room occasionally delivers food .. and eventually the details of their assignment. But who will be left standing?
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    Banbury Cross Players announce Open Auditions for their forthcoming production of Arthur Miller’s challenging play, “The Crucible”. Focussing on the fate of those caught up in the persecution surrounding the 1692 Salem witch trials and originally reflecting Senator McCarthy’s hunt for Communists in 1950s America, its meaning (says Miller) “is somewhat different in different places and moments”. Director, Chrissie Garrett’s vision centres on the themes of hysteria, fear of differences, and hunting out those who think differently, staging the play in modern dress and in a timeless fashion. There will be a read through at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury on 7 June 2016 at 8pm – all welcome. Open Auditions are on Thursday 30 June 2016, 7.30pm, also at The Mill Arts Centre. Performance dates are 2-5 November 2016 at The Mill Arts Centre. You do not have to be a member to audition but will be required to join if cast. Rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings, commencing 1 August 2016 (consideration will be given for holidays already booked). For more information about the roles in this play or to register your interest go to: www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk/current-season/crucible-arthur-miller https://www.facebook.com/BanburyCrossPlayers
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    Agatha Christie's "The Hollow"

    A relaxing weekend with friends and family at The Hollow, the home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell turns into intrigue when murder follows romance. Director: Liz Riley
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    David Tristram’s Peas (directed by Tara Lacey) David Tristram’s The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish(directed by Rob Hall) and Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter(directed by Jem Turner) performed from Wed 13th to Sat 16th July 2016.

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