Sunday, 7 May 2017

Blithe Spirit - Not long until curtain up!


It's under three weeks before the curtain rises on our production of Blithe Spirit, so we've been taking some fabulous photos to give you a taste of what the show is about.

You can see more of the pictures on our latest show page, and lots more on Facebook.

We had the privilege of holding our photoshoot at stunning Glebe House Bed and Breakfast in Muston. It's a fabulous house and we were given the warmest of welcomes by owners Carole and Andrew. Check out their website when you need accommodation - you won't be disappointed. Don't forget to say where you heard about them!

Book your tickets online or call 01476 406158. The first night is on Wednesday 24th May and we perform nightly until Saturday 27th May. Curtain up at 7.30pm.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Change to rehearsal days

If you're planning on dropping in on rehearsals - if you're new to GDS or an existing member - please note that we are now rehearsing on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. The Green Room will not generally be open on Tuesdays.

You're still welcome to come and see what's going on, but until Blithe Spirit opens on 24th May, rehearsals are on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Alternative Therapies Taster Day

And now for something completely different...

GDS invites you to join us for an Alternative Therapies Taster Day on Saturday 3rd June. From 10am to 4pm we will be offering taster sessions in a range of therapies delivered by experienced practitioners. Taster sessions of approximately 20 minutes will be available on a drop-in basis for a minimum donation of £5 per session.

You will be able to meet practitioners and get a taste of what each therapy is like, and whether you will enjoy or benefit from further treatment - and at a bargain price! Therapies available:

Indian Head Massage
Back Massage
Reflexology
Reiki
Spiritual Healing
Ear Candling
Tarot Readings
Clairvoyance

This special pamper day will be held at our rehearsal venue, The Green Room, off Springfield Road. Please see our maps page for details of how to find us.


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Blithe Spirit - By popular demand!

Our next production will be Noel Coward's sparkling supernatural comedy, Blithe Spirit. We will be on stage at the Guildhall Arts Centre from 24th to 27th May.

The play follows writer Charles Condomine as he holds a seance as research for a forthcoming story. All is going well when local medium Madame Arcati agrees to contact the other side, but soon Charles' life is turned upside down when his dead wife, Elvira, is brought back to visit him. Not a great situation when Charles has remarried, and his current wife finds out about the invisible house guest.

There are brilliant characters, and a lively plot with plenty of twists and surprises. Madame Arcati is a fabulous character in particular, and is a well known role in the theatre. Competition for roles was stiff, but we have a fantastic cast and can't wait to bring the play to the stage.

Tickets are on sale now!

This play was chosen as a result of the public vote that we conducted at the end of 2016. We surveyed audience members at our November show and held an open survey online, and Blithe Spirit came out as one of the favourite shows. There were also other plays you liked the sound of so we have lots of ideas for future shows.

We always like to hear from you which plays you would like to see, so do get in touch.