Audition Notice: Three Plays – One Hundred Years

Audition Notice

Three Plays – One Hundred Years

Three plays about the Great War and its aftermath

29 October – 1 November 2014

Auditions: Sunday, 27 July 2014 from 2:30pm
at Horfield Parish Hall, Wellington Hill BS7 8ST

(if you are unable to attend this date please let us know and we will try to arrange an alternative audition for you)

The plays will be supplied to read prior to audition


• Read the plays and choose the 2/3 characters you would like to play

• Be able to state why you have chosen these particular characters

• Prepare a speech or several small speeches from the plays spoken by your chosen characters – you can read them

• Bring with you something of interest about the First World War – a poem, a statistic, a bit of history or maybe just an opinion or a feeling. Be prepared to present this to the group

• We will be reading selected parts of the plays

We are also looking for the following behind the scenes help:

Stage Manager – Stagehands – Sound Engineer – Video Engineer (Possible) – Costume Researcher(s)/Co-ordinator(s) – Stylist/Makeup designer/co-ordinator – Set Builders – Set Painters – Stage Builders (Not the Extensions!) – Front of House team members – Rehearsal Support (Tea Maker!)

Please contact Bob Derrick at with expressions of interest or if you require more information.

HTC Singers in Concert – 15th June 2014

Slide 1Tickets are now on sale for our Summer HTC Singers concert on Sunday 15th June.

An afternoon of song and verse from the last hundred years to the present day. Songs of WW1 – the rock of Bohemian Rhapsody – the music of the West End… and plenty more! Coffee, tea and cake served in the interval (with the first cup and cake free) all for only £5*!

Click here to buy your ticket online or call our Box Office on 0117 969 5716. Alternatively, if you want to pay by cheque then download and print off the booking form here, and return it by post (with a stamped self-addressed envelope).

* a small 37p booking fee applies if ordering online and paying with card

Three Plays – One Hundred Years


One hundred years ago this summer saw the start of what has become known as the war to end all wars. Our October 2014 show tells a story of the start and middle of the Great War and a modern tale of the impact this war still has on our lives.

‘After the Ball is Over’ by Lynn Britney:
Lady Marjorie and her husband, Sir Edwin, regularly hold a summer ball at their country residence. The revels are haunted by the spectre of impending war and few have any idea of how devastating this world conflict will become. What follows is a journey of horror, tragedy and ultimately, love.

‘Grandma’s Photograph’ by Alan Marshall:
Every year the Pye family, like many other families, have a photograph taken in a studio. In 1914 John Pye, the son of the family, has volunteered to fight in France and he has just been issued with his uniform. This continues for the next two years but what is discovered is that the war has imprisoned some, liberated others… nothing will ever be the same again…

‘Dig for the Diggers’ by Lynn Britney:
The Battle of Fromelles took place on the days of 19th and 20th July 1916 and came to be known as ‘the worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history.’  The Germans buried all those who were killed in mass graves behind German lines. Eventually in 2007, more graves were found and exhumation began; in 2008 the process of DNA matching amongst Australian relatives began…

Three plays with a keen insight into global, local and personal issues endured for the last one hundred years.

29 October – 1 November 2014  
Horfield Parish Hall


HTC Singers Returns on 26th February 8-10pm

We are happy to announce the return of HTC Singers with

Musical Director, Paul Davies

First meeting 26th February 2014 8pm – 10pm

To discuss ideas and suggestions of songs –
bring music or lyrics if you have any

Then meeting every Wednesday 8pm – 10pm from 12th March,
culminating with a June concert


Horfield Parish Hall, Wellington Hill, BS7 8ST

The only requirement is to be a member of Horfield Theatre Company

If you’re interested, please contact Liz Nicholls:

Email:  Tel: 07766 510413

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