Monday, 8 September 2014

Pre-Auditions for StageOne's Beauty and The Beast 2015

In February 2015 StageOne will be performing Beauty and the Beast, on the stage at Folkestone Methodist Church, Sandgate Road. "Pre auditions" will be held this Sunday 14 September from 2:30pm. This is a chance to simply find out more, read the script, see what the parts involve, what songs you'll be involved in and so on. There will be no testing here at all!!

Actual auditions will be next week.

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

StageOne's Beauty and the Beast 2015

StageOne Drama Cooperative returns this week after the holidays. The website is updated with auditions for Beauty and the Beast 2015.

"Pre auditions" will be held on Sunday 14 September from 2:30pm. This is a chance to simply find out more, read the script, see what the parts involve, what songs you'll be involved in and so on.

Actual auditions themselves will be on Sunday 21 September from 2:30pm. As always these will be relaxed and informal, giving a chance to see what part(s) you might suit

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Monday, 14 July 2014

StageOne Summer Revue Celebrating 10 Years

StageOne's summer revue celebrating 10 years is this Saturday from 6pm till 9pm.

StageOne will presents some of their best work to date in their “Audience with StageOne” cabaret evening with thought provoking and funny sketches including a look back at what StageOne has done and what they intend to do in the future. StageOne has graciously welcomes Elliot Shore, the winner of “Kent’s Got Talent 2013”, Dave Fowler the Magician and the Trefoil Guild Choir.

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Monday, 12 May 2014

StageOne reads Michael Hale's translation of Racine's play ESTHER - May 6th 2014

This Tuesday Michael Hale inspired us to read his own original translation of Racine's play ESTHER , faithfully based upon the Old Testament book of thae title. What a moving, heart-rendering and thought-provoking time we had. The context, of course, being the threat of extermination of the complete Jewish race, then in exile and slavery in Syria. As in the O.T. book, Racine conveys many unexpected twists in the plot and outcome.... with great prayer and trust being placed in the Hebrew God of the Old Testament- and now of course seen through Christian perspectives, both then in the 17th Century when the play was written and today

MORE GOOD NEWS! We're carrying on reading the play to finish it at our next play-reading session, which, please note, will be on May 27th (not June 2rd this time) at 7.30 for 7.45pm prompt at the Methodist Church, Sandgate Rd. We look forward to seeing you all at this and all our Tuesday evening sessions, details of which you can see in our scheduled programme and planning. Roger Smith (Chair).

Thursday, 1 May 2014

StageOne Mime Workshop - 29th April 2014

StageOne had a most stimulating evening on Tuesday under the theme of 'mime' led by Steve Dennis. We learnt together as a group how to interact with each other in dramatic mime mode with NO words spoken. We were made more aware of body movement and control; of communicating to the audience without words; by using simple everyday objects in creative ways; and forming tableaux as an interactive group...for example eight of us together formed a sailing ship, from out of Dover into the high seas, and ending up shipwrecked! A memorable evening for those who came along!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Cinderella cast and crew meet representatives from Shepway Autism Support Group - 28th March 2014

On Friday 28th March members of the cast from the Cinderella pantomime met representatives from Shepway Autism Support Group and presented them with the fund raised, 601.47! Photographs were taken by a photographer from the Folkestone Herald and others.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

StageOne take part in the The Woman's World Day of Prayer Service - 7th March 2014

This was a special church service created by Tunbridge Wells based charity The Woman's World Day of Prayer. This year it took the topic of Streams in the Desert, and celebrated the Christian women of Egypt. One of the organisers in the project was recently returned Stage One member Joanne Hill, who wrote for our company. She also took part in the Four Egyptian Woman section. This represented the changing life of Egyptian woman through the ages. Stage One members Roger Brown, Elisa Kerncat and Paul Wimsett took part in the Woman in the Well section, Roger narrating, Paul being Jesus and Elisa the woman at the well. This was represented the difference between water, which is essential in its own way, and the living water of Jesus.

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Sunday, 23 February 2014

StageOne perform Michael Hale's Cinderella - Saturday 23rd February 2014

The matinee of Cinderella had the audience laughing more this time with several scripted jokes striking home and the way the cast performed. We love echo effect.
The evening show, the last performance sadly, was just as good as our opening night with laughs, and the story reaching its happy ending, except for the Hardups that is!

StageOne had a variety of pictures taken by the Herald. See them here

StageOne perform Michael Hale's Cinderella - Friday 21st February 2014

StageOne performed brilliantly on their second night of Cinderella. The echo effect was by far the best surprise for the audience. Another strong performance from all the cast. Its the same again tomorrow. Visit the StageOne website

Thursday, 20 February 2014

StageOne perform Michael Hale's Cinderella - Thursday 20th February 2014

StageOne performed brilliantly on the opening night of Cinderella. All of the cast gave of strong performances. The audience loved the Prince and Cinderella, and of course the lovable Buttons. Its thesame again tomorrow.
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Monday, 17 February 2014

Cinderella rehearsal (17th February 2014)

StageOne worked on more individual scenes on Friday. The technical and second dress rehearsal in full costume was on Sunday. Our panto is this week. Break a leg!

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Monday, 10 February 2014

Monday, 3 February 2014

Cinderella rehearsals ( 3rd February 2014)

StageOne fun running through the entire pantomime on Friday. On Sunday everyone was rehearsing their scenes with Eileen and Michael to get them just right. The first teaser movie is online at More coming soon!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Cinderella rehearsal (5th Janauary 2014)

StageOne had lots of fun running through the entire part of Act 1. There were quite a few laughs today as cast members are really getting into character. The next rehearsal is Friday.

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