Comedy Capers at the Dibble Tree Theatre

June 01, 2015 for 5 performances

Our early summer production this year is actually three for the price of one. A light-hearted visit to the beach and an evening of entertainment from the ‘Little Dibblers’. We are presenting three one act plays: ‘ Shoppers’ and ‘Dancers’ from the Deckchairs series by Jean McConnell and ‘Little Grimley (Dibblers!) Presents Strictly Sex Factor on Ice.’
This evening is not to be missed!

Tickets will be on general sale in the Fobel from Saturday 16th May.

Panto 2015 Rapunzel Auditions

Sunday June 14th – Chorus Auditions
You do not need to prepare anything beforehand. You will be taught a short song, a piece of movement and be asked to speak out loud and give us your best smile.
11.00am Group 1 current members (Primary 4-7 as of August 2015)
12 noon Group 1 new members (Primary 4-7 as of August 2015)
1.00pm Group 2 current members (High School 1st to 6th year as of August 2015)
2.00pm Group 2 new members (High School 1st to 6th year as of August 2015)
3.00pm Adult Chorus (Current and new members). Why not bring along a friend and get them to try out!

Principal Auditions - Sunday 14th June

Principal Characters
The King Bit of a bumbling old fool, always reminded of the old days
The Queen His opposite number and keen to forget the old days
Fairy Traditional panto fairy
Gothel Relatively glamorous wicked witch and sister of the King, who wants his throne
Rapunzel Our heroine. Must have a strong singing voice. Will sing solo and lead other numbers
Dame Trott The Royal cook, traditional panto dame
Harold The court jester, very likeable and must be capable of winning the audience over
Quinn A handsome, charming young thief with a heart. Falls in love with Rapunzel.
Doyle A not so nice foil for Quinn, the nastier of the two thieves
Buboe Gothel’s minion, quite simply a disgusting character and not the full shilling

Audition pieces will be available by email request to or in the Dibble Tree foyer from Monday 25th May.

3.30pm Acting and singing auditions for Rapunzel and Quinn. (as they marry at the end, you must look 16 or over) Rapunzel must have a strong singing voice.
7.00pm Auditions for all other roles.
Please note, if you are not successful in being chosen for a principal part and would like to appear in the chorus, then you must have successfully auditioned earlier in the day. If anyone is unable to attend auditions on Sunday 14th June, then please advise David Cheape, panto manager, by email as soon as possible and alternative
arrangements can be made.

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Behind the Scenes

A few years ago the theatre club put on one of a collection of entertaining plays called “Deckchairs”.

This involved making the audience believe they were on a warm, sunny, sandy beach in summer. No mean feat for late September!

Although “Deckchairs” had only two people on stage at any one time, a veritable army of people had collaborated over the previous months to create that warm, sunny, sandy beach in summer.

They covered many areas and included:- producer, stage manager, stage crew, set designer, lighting manager, sound engineer, props, wardrobe, make-up, publicity, ticket and box office staff, front of house manager, the list is endless.

Without these people there would have been no show. So, remember, belonging to a theatre club can encompass many different interests, from simply going to the Theatre, through to set design!

If you are looking for a new interest, why not get in touch. And if treading the boards or making costumes etc is your dream then perhaps we can help make it a reality. Let us make good use all those hidden talents.

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