Are you Interested in getting involved in our exciting new production of The Canterbury Tales in November? Remember this will be the first ever stage production of the new adaptation specially written for “The Archers” by playwright Nick Warburton. And there’s a Somerset connection; Geoffrey Chaucer was deputy royal forester for North Petherton from 1390 and may well have written part of his most famous work while in the area!

Having had a reading on 23 May, we are now approaching the audition date for the show. This will be next Sunday 23 June (2-5 pm) when everybody is welcome to come to Stoke Village Hall, to try for a part or parts. It’s probably ideal to turn up at the beginning, but it won’t be a problem if you drop in later during the session

We met several newcomers at the reading, which was great, but we still have room for more, particularly young people who would like to get the buzz of performing on stage. Beginners are welcome and the audition process isn’t stressful. Nobody is required to learn or prepare any audition pieces. Mike, our director, has prepared some detailed introductory notes, which are attached, together with a useful form to gather your details and preferences.

Most of you should already have received a full copy of the script in Word format, but we can email it again if you need it

We look forward to seeing you next weekend – but please get in touch if you are interested but can’t make that date. Remember the key week is the one ending 9 November, when you would need to be free in the evenings.

If you have any questions – please ask.

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