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Claremont Dramatic Society Newsletter

The Hok, 162 Campground Road, Claremont, 7708

email: claremontdramatic@gmail.com


August 2014 – Number 136

Hi all,

I am not going to lie; it is tough out there for a thespian. Well, for some … some get starring roles in American drama series (no names mentioned *cough* Gary Green). I am not jealous or anything, but he may have made some of us more than a little green. Other than that, I can smell hope and springtime … I hope I don’t have a brain tumour. Enjoy this month’s chat!


Quartet has begun rehearsals and there isn’t much to report other than rehearsals are going well so far and the cast members are working hard and looking good.

Next members evening

Next members evening is 3 October. We are busy recruiting budding directors to show us what they got so there will be a showing of new directors’ work followed by a Q&A session.

If you are interested in showcasing your talents as a director feel free to contact Liz Roodt our multi-talented members evening coordinator at lizroodt@yahoo.co.uk or 081 259 3607.

Please come and support the new talent and share your acquired wisdom with them.

New members

We would like to welcome our new members and we all look forward to meeting you soon.

Our new members are: David Ryan, Cathy Myers and Willie Blignaut

Nico needs help!

Not in that way. Nico really needs someone to help him put up the posters in the foyer, like Wendy used to do.

You all know Nico: he’s that nice chap at the Masque. Please someone step forward for this.


Aug 15–23

Fish Hoek Dramatic Society presents Neil Simon’s California Suite Directed by Jane Philbrick

Oct 3–18

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do at the Magnet Theatre presented by Pinelands Players

until Nov 2

The Rocky Horror Show at the Fugard Theatre Book through Computicket.

I think theatre ought to be theatrical. You know, shuffling the pack in different ways so that it’s … there’s always some kind of ambush involved in the experience. You’re being ambushed by an unexpected word, or by an elephant falling out of the cupboard, whatever it is. – Tom Stoppard

That’s all folks!



Claremont Dramatic Society Committee 2014:
Simon Dutton (Vice-Chair/Hok Manager) simon.d@mweb.co.za Home: 021 683 8630 Cell: 083 327 7350
Anthony Storr Lister (Treasurer) anthonylister@mailbox.co.za Home: 021 671 1443 Cell: 082 357 7677
Jenny Brandt (Minutes Secretary and Member Relations Officer): jennybrandt74@gmail.com Cell:082 492 5984
Sheldon Cross (Chat) sheldon_cross@yahoo.com Home: 021 801 5610 Cell: 072 596 8369
Liz Roodt (Members Evenings): lizroodt@yahoo.co.uk Cell: 081 259 3607
Kim Randleff-Rasmussen (Publicity): tzar42@gmail.com Cell: 083 619 2441

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