Archive for October, 2013


The evening will have a Halloween theme starting with some suitably spooky stories and poems interspersed with Ted Faulkner’s rendition of some Tom Lehrer compositions, including his gruesome song ‘The Irish Ballad'(‘Rickity, Tickity Tin’). This will be followed by a creepy play entitled ‘On a Country Road’ directed by Bruce Sanderson.

Come and enjoy an evening of spine chilling fun with us.

Entrance: Members R5 – Non members R10

Doors open 19.15

No booking required


A reminder that bookings for our forthcoming Ray Cooney farce, ‘It Runs in the Family’, open on 28 October. A not to be missed comedy that’s guaranteed to put you in a good mood for the Festive Season.

Evening public performances: 22, 23, 29, 30 November & 5, 6, 7 December

Matinees: 23 November & 7 December

Weeknight performances start at 20.00.

Saturday evenings are at the new time of 19.30.

Matinees at 14.00.

Weeknight performances will commence at 20.00 and PLEASE NOTE, Saturday evenings at the new time of 19.30.

Matinees start at 14.00.

Ticket prices: Tickets are R80 evenings and R70 matinees, except for Thursday 05 December which will be a special low price evening at R60 pp.

Paid up members and pensioners will receive R10 discount for all public performances except Thursday 05 December.



Booking details: Online: www.milnertonplayers.com

E-mail: bookings@milnertonplayers.com

Phone: 082 267 1061

Warm regards


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Hello Friends, Fellow Thespians and Members!
This month I am taking a turn at writing the newsletter – bringing you a wrap of what has been happening during September and also what you can look forward to and diarise. The South Easter is blowing as I write and the mornings are definitely getting lighter earlier – so it would seem that Spring has finally sprung! Time to come out of hibernation and get to the theatre!! Speaking of which ….
Fish Hoek Dramatic Society’s “The Wisdom of Eve” enjoyed fantastic reviews and had appreciative audiences. It was nice to see that this production was quite well supported. Be sure to not miss the upcoming Claremont production of “Henceforward” . Here is what you can expect …
”Henceforward…” by Alan Ayckbourn is directed by Wendy Goddard for the Claremont Dramatic Society
“ This is a rich, touching and amusing entertainment. It features sci-fi/fantasy elements in which an android plays a poignant part. Jerome is a middle-aged composer living alone and struggling with a writer’s block. He is desperate to prove to his estranged wife that he deserves to have access to his daughter. He hatches a plot to achieve this, but everything goes awry. The more frantically he struggles, the more absurd the situation becomes – and the funnier!”
Remember that our theatre really needs our support! Henceforward promises to be very entertaining – be sure to support this production and bring friends and family along as well.
Intersociety Quiz
Barrie and Scott did a wonderful job formulating interesting and challenging questions for the quiz. There were heads being scratched, eyes screwed up and fierce mutterings and scribbling from participants. The committee did a great job putting together prizes, food, scoring, running the bar, selling tickets and bring a happy and excited vibe to the evening. Thank you to each of you and all who attended – it was a very successful event.
Set Strikes
It has been noted and greatly appreciated when CTP members arrive unexpectedly at other society set strikes, at the end of a run. It is a fabulous way to build inter-society camaraderie, and it is also help that is valued and needed from the tired cast and crew of the current production. With more hands on deck the strike happens very quickly, allowing the cast and crew to enjoy the speeches, thank-you’s and after party, far sooner than they initially expected. Anyone can come – it’s fun and only takes an hour or so of your time.
Oh, yes … we are very techno-communicado-literate here in the Constantiaberg valley! We are now on twitter! Find and follow us! Our username is Theatre_Players so send some tweets to us peeps . We are also on Facebook – so if you haven’t already, pop on over and ‘like’ our page (Constantiaberg Theater Players). It is current and populated with photographs and information regarding recent and upcoming events. And for those interested, our website is almost complete, and will cover even more insider scoops.
Member’s evening
We are planning, discussing and plotting our next member’s evening. We will keep you informed when we have set the date and sorted out the final details. Watch this space.
Masque Theatre Fundraiser
SAVE THIS DATE! 23rd November!! A Karaoke party will be held in the Masque foyer to raise money for our roof. You do not want to miss this … Picture a room full of thespians, lose-your-inhibition juice from our bar, Gary’s awesome backing tracks and a few microphones … hmmm… you definitely don’t want to miss this party.
Upcoming Shows and Auditions
Don’t miss Henceforward, opening on Friday 1 November!
Shows: Please note most weekday shows start at 20:00 while weekend shows are at 14:30 and 18:30. Bookings can be made on (021) 788-1898 or online at bookings@masquetheatre.co.za.
A little Silliness: …
You know you worked in Community theater if…
* your living room sofa spends more time on stage than you do. * you’ve ever appeared on stage wearing your own clothes. * you can find a prop in the prop room that hasn’t seen the light of day in ten years, but you don’t know where your own vacuum cleaner is.. * you’ve had to haul a sofa off stage between scenes wearing a dinner gown and high heels. * you’ve had to haul a sofa off stage between scenes wearing a dinner gown and high heels – and you’re a guy. * your kids know your lines better than you do. * your kids SAY your lines better than you do. * you’ve appeared in a show where an actor leaned out through a window without opening it first. * you’ve heard the head of the set construction crew say, “Just paint it black – no one will ever see it.”

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