StageOne is a small amateur group, with enthusiastic members, who wish to get involved with new projects and commissions. However, we are not full time actors and we do this for enjoyment as a hobby; our ability to undertake projects does, sadly, have to be considered against our own work, Church and other commitments.
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!!
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.
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
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!
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. http://stageone.org.uk/news.html
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.
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 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
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. Visit the StageOne website
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 http://stageone.org.uk/cinderella/cinderella-pantomime-teasers.html. More coming soon!