Lots of news in SSA land today!

The Winter’s Tale – the first night was last night, and I think it’s fair to say the review is bloomin’ marvellous, just take a look for yourself.  Not only that, but the whole run sold out over a week before the curtain went up.  What a great tribute to the cast and crew of this production, especially Mr Director Sir Nick Downes – well done to all of you, and break legs for the next 3 nights!

There are two really exciting expos to tell you about too:

Our previously announced production of T S Eliot’s Murder In The Cathedral will be staged in the atmospheric surroundings of Portsmouth Cathedral in early October.  Lauren Farnhill will be expo’ing on Monday 25th April, 7pm, at the cathedral in Old Portsmouth.

We are delighted to announce that As You Like It will be our Autumn production at The Station Theatre, Hayling Island, continuing our productive association with this fantastic venue.  Paula Bartlett and Ellen Giddey will be sharing their vision at the expo on Wednesday 27th April, 7.30pm, HQ, and the production will be during the week commencing 6th November.

It’s unusual for the SSA to be putting on two productions so close together, but Lauren, Paula and Ellen have already started working as a team to ensure everything goes smoothly, including the use of SSA resources, the most valuable of which is you, our members.  There are about 5 weeks between the two plays, so if you want to be in both productions, that can be arranged without any problems, just make sure you come to both expos and get  your name down!

And finally………… we are planning to have our AGM on Tuesday 17th May, so get the date in your diaries and look out for more details coming soon.