Our current Treasurer is leaving his role after several years as he's moving out of the area, which means we need someone to take on the job.

We're looking for someone who is good with numbers, experienced in paying and receiving invoices, able to organise floats for bar and box office on the shows and come to Committee meetings to stop the rest of the Committee spending money we don't have. The Treasurer also contributes to a financial report at the end-of-season AGM, which is compiled with the CADOS auditor.

This is a voluntary role but can take up a couple of hours of admin every week. Spice Time Credits can be earnt for the job. Of course, the Treasurer needs to be trustworthy!

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be in touch.


Audition Notice

The 39 Steps

Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan from the film by Alfred Hitchcock

Directed by Sean Duxbury

Audition - 1st December at Chorley Little Theatre starting at 3pm

Production Dates - Monday 28 April 2014 - Saturday 3 May 2014

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a rip-snorting whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!  In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! This multi-award winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 characters (to be played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

Richard Hannay: a dashing leading man (a la original star Robert Donat) entangled in the adventure of a lifetime, as he becomes a fugitive on the run to save his own life and foil the spy ring that is trying to silence him.

Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela: a versatile actress to play three roles a la a young leading lady from the black-and-white films of the 1930s; Annabella is a mysterious alluring German spy; Margaret is young, shy, sheltered, very pretty Scottish wife of an older country farmer; Pamela is our spunky, independent, and very beautiful young British heroine.

Clown 1 & Clown 2: two character males to share in playing some 150 other roles. What more can I say! Great roles that call for excellent comic timing - must be adept with multiple accents.

I have a number of scripts for anyone who wishes to audition but can also send scanned copies of the audition pieces. For anyone who has a script (or borrows one) the audition pieces are (pages quoted are from the Samuel French Acting edition):

Richard Hannah – Pgs 9-10 & 23-24

Annabella/Margaret/Pamela – Pgs 17-18 (Annabella), Pgs 46-47 (Margaret)

Clown 1 & 2 – Pgs 11-12 (Compere), Pgs 26-27 (Salesman 1) & Pgs 43-44 (Crofter)

I can be contacted on either – Mobile 07976 111209 or email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

 

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Chorley Little Theatre and Ebb And Flo Bookshop are proud to present an evening of conversation with Johnny Vegas.

Taking place on Tuesday 5th November at 7.30pm, it promises to be a unique chance to spend intimate time with a comedy superstar.

The star of Benidorm, Ideal, QI and the PG Tips ads will be on stage in conversation with Steve Royle about his life and career, as covered in his brand-new autobiography, which is included as part of the ticket price.

Find out how eleven-year-old Catholic trainee Michael Pennington became Johnny Vegas, a TV regular and perhaps the most fearlessly confessional stand-up comedian this country has ever produced. A darkly hilarious tale of family, faith and the creative application of alcohol dependency this is an eye-poppingly frank memoir.

In this very special evening, BBC Radio Lancashire presenter (and fellow comedian) Steve Royle chats to Johnny about his upbringing in St Helens and how he has become one of Britain’s best-loved comic actors.

The conversation will last about an hour, with a chance for audience members to ask their own questions, before Johnny will take time to meet everyone and sign their book.

The ticket price includes a hardback copy of the book, entry into the event, and the opportunity to meet Johnny himself.

Tickets £20. Purchase from Ebb and Flo Books, Gillibrand Street, Chorley PR7 2EJ, and receive the book there and then or book via Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or via the links on www.chorleytheatre.com and pick up your copy of the book on the night.

This is the first event of it’s type organized by Ebb and Flo Bookshop, which has only been open for a few months. Shop owner Diane Gunning hopes to arrange more events like this if it’s a success.

The next play from Chorley Youth Theatre has been announced as a stage version of Jacqueline Wilson's acclaimed novel "Bad Girls." It will be on at 7.30pm on Friday 17th January and 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday 18th January.

The book, published in 2006, is set at a secondary school and tells the story of the unlikely friendship between two girls Mandy and Tanya.

Mandy is shy, and has been the victim of bullying, whereas Tanya is fun and outgoing. But Tanya has a hidden side, and soon the two girls could end up in a lot of trouble.

Suitable for ages 6 and above, the play tackles emotional issues and stories with wit and warmth and the book is considered one of the best by former Children's Laureate Wilson.

Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 for children, and a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) for £18

As with all Chorley Youth Theatre shows the production is produced, directed, staged by and stars people aged between 11 and 18 years old.

 

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Comfort And Joy is proving to be very popular, with nearly several hundred tickets sold in the last 7 days alone. Here's the availability:

 

Thursday - 30 seats remaining

Friday - 30 seats remaining

Saturday - 30 seats remaining

 

Numbers are approximate and could change even as this is being typed! (Updated 11am, Thursday 24th October)

 

Call Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 to book.