GILBERT AND SULLIVAN WORKSHOP

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN WORKSHOP

Sunday September 11th at 3pm at Estrela Hall

 IN PREPARATION FOR A DECEMBER PRODUCTION OF THE MIKADO

W.S.Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were the writer and composer responsible for the so-called  Savoy Operas, a series of  comic operas performed with enormous success all over the English-speaking world from the end of the 19th century right up to the present time.

After the great success of last year’s production of The Pirates of Penzance, the Lisbon Players will be putting on what is perhaps Gilbert & Sullivan’s best-known opera, The Mikado, in December 2016 and to give a taste of  what is in store will be running a workshop for actors, singers and dancers in which participants will be asked to join in a scene which will include a chorus number and a dance routine.

No previous experience is necessary and the workshop is open to all. However a reasonable level of English is obviously a requirement.

The workshop will be conducted by Jonathan Weightman,  Jon Luxton (music), Louise Kakoma (pianist and chorus work) and Keith Esher Davis (choreography)

The workshop is free but previous enrollment is necessary as there is a limit on numbers.

Interested? Email jonweigh@gmail.com

‘Cooking With Elvis’ – Audition Call

Required: one male actor with a playing age 25-35 years. Must have the confidence to take on a main comic role which requires use of strong language and challenging, sexually suggestive scenes. No nudity required!  Auditions to be held Saturday 6th / Sunday 7th August depending on availability.  Rehearsals to begin late August and into September/October.  ‘Cooking With Elvis’ will open to the public on Thursday 13th October and will run for three weeks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, plus one Sunday matinée.

Please contact Robert Taylor, director, at bobtaylor99@hotmail.com if interested.

Also required: stage manager, lighting/sound technicians. Again please contact Robert Taylor, director, at bobtaylor99@hotmail.com if interested.

Wanted!!

English-speaking Stage Manager (M/F) for the Lisbon Players’ December production of the comic opera The Mikado.

The right person for this challenging job will be someone with an interest in theatre, someone who’s good at managing people and works well with both the production team and the multinational actors/singers/musicians.

It will involve a couple of production meetings and presence at the rehearsals from the beginning of November (two evenings a week and one weekend afternoon). During the run – Thursday to Saturday, 1st to 17th of December, she/he will be required to be at the theatre from 7.30 pm until the final curtain.

The stage manager (director de cena/contra-regra) is responsible for the smooth running of the show, scene changes, prompting at rehearsals,  making sure everyone is in place on time and  taking notes and assisting the director at rehearsals

If you’ve had no experience of this kind of work but think you have the necessary skills and enthusiasm, this is a great opportunity to gain experience and confidence.

Interested? Contact Jonathan on jonweigh@gmail.com or 964475745

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The Lisbon Players is a voluntary organization and no-one is paid for their work

2016-2017 Season

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2016 Timeline of Recent Events

To read more about recent events at Estrela Hall, click here to read our 2016 Timeline of Recent Events.

Our new 2016/17 committee and an update on Estrela Hall

Dear Members and supporters,

First of all, a huge thank you to all who came to the AGM on Sunday 20th March. Vital points were brought up, which the current committee is now committed to discuss and reflect upon.

The new structure for the 2016/17 committee is as follows:

Alexandra Bochmann (chairman)
Cassandra Woolford (treasurer)
Celia Williams
Colin Lee-Warden
Elizabeth Bochmann
Jonathan Weightman
Keith Davis
Nicki Bailey
Peter Dawson
Stephen Bull (secretary)
Suresh Nampuri

This year the committee has assigned representatives of 3 main areas of interest, who can be contacted by you, as and when applicable, for any queries, suggestions or proposals:

Artistic department
Celia Williams: celiawilliams@lisbonplayers.com.pt

Operations department (day-to-day running)
Cassandra Woolford: cassandrawoolford@lisbonplayers.com.pt

Estrela Hall Action department
Stephen Bull: stephenbull@lisbonplayers.com.pt

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you so require.  Of course, you can also contact us via lisplayers@gmail.com  and via our facebook page www.facebook.com/lisbonplayers

Our petition has been gaining huge support, but we need to keep on collecting signatures.  Please share the link with everyone you can think of.  To date we have 1,793 signatures – let’s get to 5,000 soon!

Here is the link again: https://www.change.org/p/sos-estrela-hall-2016

Recent press coverage includes the following link to the programme on TVi last Wednesday http://tviplayer.iol.pt/video/56eb152e0cf25dc1853cf88a, an article in the Portugal News, http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/lisbons-oldest-english-language-theatre-group-fears-eviction-from-home-after-69-years/37731, and another article in last week’s magazine Sábado.

We will update you soon with more information and news of our forthcoming production of Antigone, which opens on April 21st.

Onwards and upwards!

NEWS OF ESTRELA HALL

The President of the Junta de Freguesia of Campo de Ourique, Pedro Cegonho, yesterday proposed to the Assembleia Municipal de Lisboa that they should recommend to the Câmara Municipal (CML) to consider buying the Estrela Site; this was accepted unanimously.

You can see the minutes here:
http://www.am-lisboa.pt/302000/1/004411,000075/index.htm

Lisbon Players have always maintained our wish to continue providing English speaking theatre in Estrela Hall.
This is not only for the British community who we have served for many decades, but also the growing public of English speakers of many origins in Lisbon, not least the Portuguese.

We are now optimistic that the people of Lisbon, through their elected representatives, are seeking a solution that ALL involved can benefit from, be they theatre-goers, patients who might use the British Hospital, others with a historical link to the ‘Estrela Site’ or people who care about Lisbon’s rich history.

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