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Magdalene Players News

Below you will find the latest news items from the Magdalene Players.

Pictures from Sleeping Beauty

Some shots from our recent panto! 






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Sleeping Beauty Success!

Thank you to everyone who supported Magdalene Players recent panto, Sleeping Beauty! It was a huge success and the cast loved sharing it with the local community. Thank you to everyone who came to support the local theatre group!

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Cast Announced for Sleeping Beauty!!

Characters:

 

Beattie

Anna Gent

King

Guy Johnson

Queen

Isabella Skellett

Ann T Septic

David Ashton

Ian Jection

Rob Scheele

Wilhemina Wartface

Liz O'Donovan

Prince Skye

Claire Walshe

Fairy Nuff, Fairy Fluff, Fairy Puff

Isabel Bayfield, Hannah Cory, Chiara Toffolo

Lock, Stock, Barrel

Ella Roy, Meadow Williams, Hebe Lawson

Pompous Pugh

Harriett Houghton

Haughty Hugh

Anya Roy

Paul the Preacher

Mark McCahill

Old Narrators

Mark McCahill, Rachel Ann Bayford

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Auditions for Sleeping Beauty

Performance Dates: Thursday- Sunday 1st – 4th February 2024 

Performance Venue: St Mary Magdalene Hall, Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common, SW17 7HP

Adult Auditions (14+): Monday 6th November 23 from 8pm
 

Characters:

 

Beattie

Gutsy princess who is full of life until she falls asleep.

King

Beattie’s father, who blusters his way through life, only interested in inventions and Beattie.

Queen

His wife, in control and domineering

Ann T Septic

Dame who is the incompetent nursemaid to Beattie when a baby.  Confident but lazy.

Ian Jection

Her son.  Busy chap who is popular and hard working.  Friend of the audience!

Wilhemina Wartface

Evil relative of the King who wants to take over the kingdom.

Prince Skye

Down on his luck and down-trodden by his mother.  Falls in love with Beattie.

Fairy Nuff, Fairy Fluff, Fairy Puff

Protectors of the kingdom, wise and kind, though Puff is not fully trained!

Lock, Stock, Barrel

Passing chancers, who find employment with Wilhemina.

Pompous Pugh

Chamberlain who has trouble getting his words out.

Haughty Hugh

Chamberlain’s sidekick who prompts Pugh.

Paul the Preacher

Busy cleric who is often engaged – on the phone.

Old Narrators

Elderly folk who set the scene who turn out to be Old Beattie and Old Skye.



Everyone welcome. No preparation required, turn up and have some fun! 

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A Fete Worse Than Death - Cast and Tickets

We are pleased to announce the cast of our upcoming play:

Ray Martin - Rob Scheele
Ms Parmenter - Nicola Houghton
Trish Burton - Sakski 
Bunny Turner - Liz O'Donovan
Malcolm Turner - David Ashton
Father Mike - Simon Brumfit
Nigel - Jake Watson

Tickets are available to book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/magdaleneplayers
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Blithe Spirit Has Been Cast

We are pleased to announce the cast of our upcoming play:

Edith - Liz O'Donovan
Ruth - Jennifer Yorke
Charles - Guy Johnson
Doctor Bradman - Simon Brumfit
Mrs Bradman - Nicola Houghton
Madame Arcati - Sian Kenyon
Elvira - Karen Willemsen

Look out for ticket news in the near future!
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ROBIN HOOD!!

Thank you to everyone who supported Magdalene Players recent panto! Everyone who was involved had an absolute blast and loved sharing that joy with the community. 




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Robin Hood Cast Announced!

We are excited to announce that Robin Hood has been cast and rehearsals are in full swing! 

CAST

Robin Hood - Claire Walshe

Maid Marian - Liz O'Donovan

Plenty - David Ashton

Much Little - Jake Watson

Not A Lot - Edward Briffa

Prim Proper - Alena Vogt

Little John - Caroline Field

Will Scarlett - Ella Roy

Alan O'Dale - Dana Skelley

Mike Upthenumbers - Caitriona Fenton

Pie - Camille Marty

Thagorus - Louis Marty

Neigh - Seema Rambarran and Steph Stedman

Jocelyn - Andrea Williams

King Richard - Ivan Rose

Friar Tuck - Simon Brumfit

Sheriff - Rob Scheele

Narrator - Karen Willemsen

Props - Kate Fowlie

Women of the Forest - Meadow Williams, Isabel Bayfield, Harriet Houghton, Chiara Toffolo.

Cardi-gan - Chiara Toffolo

Percy - Kate Fowlie
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A Doll's House has been cast!

We are delighted to announce that our next production, A Doll's House, has been cast as follows:

CAST  
Character Actor
Nora Helmer Alice Ingham
Torvald Helmer Rob Scheele
Mrs Christine Linde Alena (Allie) Vogt
Dr Petra Rank Liz O'Donovan
Nils Krogstad Guy Johnson
Nurse, Anne-Marie Dana Skelley
Maid, Helene Liberty Mendez
Porter Louisa Lynch

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Can't Pay? Won't Pay! - cast announcement

The cast for our next show, Can't Pay? Won't Pay!, is:

Antonia – Karen Willemsen

Margherita – Nicola Houghton

Giovanni – Rob Scheele

Luigi – David Faraci

Sergeant/Inspector/Undertaker/Old Man – Liz O’Donovan


We can't wait to get started with rehearsals!
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Aladdin transformations!

Check out our snazzy video for our 2022 pantomime Aladdin

Aladdin promo! - YouTube


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Aladdin has been cast

We are very excited to announce our cast for the 2022 pantomime, Aladdin:

Aladdin – Claire Walshe

Widow Twanky – David Ashton

Wishee Washee – Louis Marty

Abanazar – Rob Scheele

Carp Ed – Andrea Williams

Emperor – Humphrey Waterhouse

Emperor sidekick – Cami Marty

Princess Jasmine – Kate Fowlie

So Shi – Ellie Pink

G Knee – Ella Roy

Kohla – Seema Rambarran

Pepsi – Steph Stedman

Silly Blanc – Liz O’Donavon

Announcer (Our Graham) – Ivan Rose

Gaston – Caroline Field

Prince Hans – Caitriona Fenton

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Cast announcement: The Railway Children

We are extremely proud and excited to announce the cast of The Railway Children as follows:

Bobbie

Becky  Lauder-fletcher

Butler

Paul Hickey

Cook/Maid

Lucy Comlay

District Superintendant

Paul Hickey

Doctor

David Ashton

Father

David Ashton

Jim

Stephen O’Connell

Mother

Jennifer Yorke

Mr Szezcpansky

Stephen O’Connell

Mrs Perks

Lucy Comlay

Mrs Viney

Lucy Comlay

Old Gentleman

Humphrey Waterhouse

Perks

Guy Johnson

Peter

Rob Scheele

Phyllis

Amy Faulkner

Other parts played by members of the cast


Can't wait to see them in action!
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Auditions for The Railway Children

Performance Dates: Thursday- Saturday 7th – 9th October 2021 7.30pm

Performance Venue: St Mary Magdalene Hall, Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common, SW17 7HP

Social read through: Monday 28th June 2021 at 7.30pm on Wandsworth Common (opposite the Hope Tavern, Bellevue Road.)

Auditions: Monday 5th July 2021 from 8pm (TIMED SLOTS)

For more details and to book your audition slot, contact Bernard Godwin (director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please download Audition pack for more details

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN: THE PLAY

Nesbit’s much-loved classic The Railway Children has delighted generations since its first publication in 1906, and Mike Kenny’s wonderfully faithful and imaginative adaptation has wowed audiences across the world, breaking box office records when performed at the National Railway Museum in York, and at Waterloo Station.

When Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis move to rural Yorkshire with their mother, following the imprisonment of their father, they leave their comfortable, safe existence to discover a world that is insecure and hard, but one that is filled with love, resilience and humanity. And always running through that world is the railway, in particular the 9.15 to London.

The Railway Children is a story of three children forced to face the anxieties and exhilarations of growing up in order to learn what really matters, a story of an Edwardian England on the brink of change, and, of course, a story of the Golden Age of Steam Railways.

By special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

 

The Railway Children: Characters

Leading Roles

Bobbie