Christie classic for Actonians

March 29 2015

The Actonian’s are take to the stage again for their first production of the year, Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery, ‘The Hollow’.

Christie classic

The Actonian’s are take to the stage again for their first production of the year,  Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery, ‘The Hollow’.  
The Actonians are creating an ambitious box set, representing the garden room of the Angkatells’ eponymous home.  Pat Stimson is designing and making much of the wonderful 50’s garb to be worn by the cast. This period drama has all the characteristic hallmarks one associates with Agatha Christie – except Hercule Poirot. She never wanted him to appear on stage and so created Inspector Colquhoun instead.
The group’s autumn production is the classic pantomime – ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, written by one of the group, Dee Mason. It’s due to run from 24-28 November.
Sarah McMahon said:  This has been another busy year for us, our final production of last year, ‘Bazaar and Rummage’, was nominated for the NODA award of Best Drama, which unfortunately we did not win – but we mustn’t be greedy, having won Best Comedy the year before.
The new play by Austin Hawkins – ‘Moving Aside’ (which we showcased last July as part of the trilogy of plays entitled ‘Going Solo’), won him Best Original Script and Mike Schofield a nomination for Best Actor, at the AAD One-Act festival, held at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall in February. Well done to them and the whole team behind the production”.
The Actonians are also running two workshops for our members in the next few months.  Local professional actor, Mark Danbury, will be giving tips on improving our acting skills. and Mark McGann will be showing members how to become better directors.
The Hollow, By Agatha Christie, 21-23 May 2015, 7.30 pm:  Iron Acton Parish Hall. Tickets: £8, book at:  www.actonians.co.uk  or    Call: 07807 547 238