Newsletter Summer 2023
I hope you're all having an enjoyable Summer!
Fourways Theatre Company and The Chiltern Shakespeare Company had a very successful two weeks performing Twelfth Night. We had over 1,600 audience come to watch our performances, and below is a quote from One Can Trust, the charity we supported this year:
The One Can Trust team is hugely grateful to everyone who supported us at the brilliant Twelfth Night performances by the wonderful Chiltern Shakespeare Company. Thank you to the Company itself for its most generous donation to our much needed charity. Poverty levels remain sadly high in our local community and with weekly food parcels costing between £39 to £106 per week depending on the size of the household, we are very dependent on every kind donation that we receive. Alongside our Community Support team who provide a signposting service, free hot meals to those who most need help, classes to teach basic cooking skills as well as a toddler group for parents using our service, together with your support, we can make a difference to those who are most struggling in our local community. Thank you.
Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech.
So successful was the play that it spawned its own musical – My Fair Lady.
We have a fabulous cast and will be performing the play on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th & Saturday 28th October 2023, at the Lancaster Arts Centre, Wycombe Abbey School. This will include a matinee on Saturday 28th October.
Directed by Robbie Wratten, this is an exciting project to be a part of. Robbie has a thrilling vision for how the play will be set and staged.
The Spice of Life 2024.
This was an exciting new venture for Fourways in March. We had over 20 members taking part and we sold out both nights - there was such a wealth of talent out there!
So The Spice of Life is back for 2024, a variety evening full of comedy, drama, music, and entertainment, including monologues, short plays and singing.
It will be presented on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March 2024 in the elegant ‘Oak Room’ above the Town Hall with its panelled walls and stained-glass windows. Rehearsals will start after Pygmalion.
Details for the rest of our 2024 season will be announced shortly. We have a great line up and we look forward to sharing this with you.
There’s lots of other things happening in the background to make our 2024/2025 season exciting, so keep an eye on the website for further details.
We’re really looking forward to our productions and we hope you’ll come along and audition or help out behind the scenes. We always need technicians, sound and lighting people and always help with costumes and props; we’d love to see you!
Very best wishes,
ChairmanFourways Theatre Company/Chiltern Shakespeare Company