The Curse Of Macbeth!

The reality of having 5 days until our first performance is upon us! This afternoon, the Hawarden Players moved into our home for the next week, and show venue; Hawkesbury Theatre, Buckley.  The props are positioned, costumes hung up, and set built and looking fantastic.  A final week of non-stop nightly rehearsals is ahead for the cast and crew, in preparation for our opening night Friday 13th July!

The posters are out, banners hung up, and the following article has been sent to the local press, including news on a last minute incident that has led to an 11th hour cast change:

The Hawarden Players are proud to present a hilarious comedy The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of ‘Macbeth’.  If the recent wet weather has been getting you down, then this show will leave you laughing all the way home!  The performance introduces the intrepid ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society, together with daring producer, David, and stage manager Henry.

Their production – original in the extreme – of the classic tragedy ‘Macbeth’ should guarantee them a place in the drama finals in Newport, Gwent after 9 months of painstaking rehearsals.  However, under the somewhat preoccupied eye of adjudicator Mr George Peach, events conspire to ensure that everything will not be all right on the night…

In true theatre fashion, the superstitious curse of Macbeth has already struck with one of our cast members, Jan.  It would seem she took the old famous well-wishing stage term of breaking a part of her body a bit too literally, and ended up leaving a rehearsal with a broken arm!  The play, however, must go on, and the production director, Sian Parry, has stepped up to the plate to save the day.

Performances of ‘Macbeth’, as you’ve never seen it done before take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July at Hawkesbury theatre, Buckley.  Doors open at 7.00pm, with the curtain going up at 7.30pm.  Tickets are on sale now, priced just £6 and can be obtained by calling the ticket hotline on 01244 531085.  Tickets are also available online at www.hawardenplayers.com; from Sweet Memories sweet shop, located within Daleside Nurseries, Hawarden; or on the door the night of the performance.”

 

The Hawarden Players have a notorious history of out-of-their-hands cast changes when it comes to productions, and why should this play be any different!?  Sian has done an amazing job in the past week of the unenviable task of swapping sides of the directors desk, and integrating herself into the performance as Minnie.  Jan Meeker will be sorely missed as an on-stage presence this time around, but may very well still make an appearance in some form within the play… It goes without saying all of us at the Hawarden Players wish Jan the speediest of recoveries!

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Performances of ‘Macbeth’, as you’ve never seen it done before take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July at Hawkesbury theatre, Buckley.  Doors open at 7.00pm, with the curtain going up at 7.30pm.  Tickets are on sale now, priced just £6 and can be obtained by calling the ticket hotline on 01244 531085.  Tickets are also available online at www.hawardenplayers.com; from Sweet Memories sweet shop, located within Daleside Nurseries, Hawarden; or on the door the night of the performance.”

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