Burnham-On-Sea drama group prepares for
rehearsals are underway at a Burnham-On-Sea drama group in preparation
for one of their biggest ever performances.
than 30 members of BEES, the Burnham
Excellent Entertainment Society,
will be performing 'Hood: The Musical' on
Saturday November 19th at 7.30pm in
Burnham's Princess Hall.
based on the story of Robin Hood and is one of our biggest performances
to date," explained
spokeswoman Sandy Ballantyne.
a small drama group and have been working our way through a long
list of plays during the last ten years. We wanted to do one this
year that would stretch our members that bit further."
group have already performed the play once at The Brewhouse Theatre
in Taunton during October in front of a packed audience of 120.
"It was the first time we'd performed there,"
"The cast had worked so hard we thought it would be good
experience to take the show into a 'professional' threatre."
Princess here in Burnham is our home and is great, but it is limited
in its facilities so going to the Brewhouse meant the cast got
first-hand experience of how it would feel to perform in a dedicated
is a self-funding
group consisting of 25 actors and actresses plus a further six
puts on two productions a year - one in the summer and another
in the winter - but is trying a new format this year with just
the one major performance.
with a largely junior cast, we sometimes find it difficult to
put on shows," added Sandy.
have to work around their exams and holidays, and it can be difficult
to get rehearsal time from them."
group is therefore always on the look out for new recruits and
meets on Sunday afternoons.
"Anyone interested in joining us should come along at the
beginning of the next production in January 2006. Our first meeting
will be held on January 15th at Burnham Community Centre when
all will be welcome."
of Somerset's longest running drama groups, having celebrated
its tenth anniversary in 2004.
for 'Hood: The Musical' are
on sale priced £4.50 for adults, £4 for concessions,
by calling 01278 792520 or calling in at the box office at The
courtesy of Mike Lang
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