Goodbye '22 - Hello '23

So, 2022 is drawing to a close. It has seen two stage productions by the Fringe, one successful bring-your-own-item evening, and two play-reading evenings - Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and A Burial at Thebes - Seamus Heaney's verse translation of Sophocles' Antigone.

I suppose we should mention that getting this new website up and running has been another significant achievement of the year. We hope you like it. It is encouraging to see how many views it is getting - 1,400 page views last week and this was actually down slightly on the week before.

The prospect for 2023 is excellent. Steve Gerlach's rehearsals for the central characters in The Plague have run ahead of expectation, exciting us all with the potential this play holds. Jo Hopkins will begin her work with the chorus in the new year and that will add another dimension.

And Mike and Louise Biddiss have secured the Wessex Arts Centre at Alton College for The Cherry Orchard in October half term. The plan is to finish casting by the end of May, so that the summer holiday will not compromise the time available for rehearsals.