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Auditions: “One Flesh” on 11 April 2pm in Green Room

Yes, the next show is “One Flesh” by NZ playwright Fiona Samuels. Auditions are in the Green Room on Sunday 11 April at 2pm. The roles are Frances – female early 40s Hardy – male 70s Penny – male a 30+ transvestite Laurel – female 60s (Henry’s dead wife) Kat – female 20s Winston – male 30-40 Neil – male… (more…)

Tickets & Membership can now be purchased via our BCTT site

Yes, you can now buy tickets for our current production “Measure for Measure” from our “shop” using your credit card. You will need to have an e-mail to be able to purchase and receive the tickets. You can also join the troupe or renew your membership in a similar way. Go to the Membership page.

Unrehearsed reading of A Christmas Carol @ Lifeboat 7:30pm on Monday Nov 30

We’ve settled on a version of Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” for this months play reading. It’s got about 24 roles M & F, with plenty of scope for “character acting” both M&F. So forget the Disney version and set your imagination free and get your teeth into this wonderful Dickens dialogue. We’ll start 7:30, and as usual the Lifeboat will… (more…)

Unrehearsed Play Reading – Aug 24 @ 7:30 at the Lifeboat, Eastbourne

For the 1st of the planned regular play readings, we’ll be offering Rick Abbot’s play “Play On”. Its a comedy with a cast of 10 (7 female, 3 male), ages ranging from late teens to late 50s. It’s described as a thoroughly enjoyable romp. “You are in rehearsal, the play opens soon, the actors are squabbling, the tech is going… (more…)

“Joe Egg” adjudicator’s report received

A Day in The Death of Joe Egg is the troupe’s entry in this years Wellington Theatre Federation full length play competition.  The adjudicator seemed to agree with the audiences’ reactions; she ended her report saying: ” Congratulations on a fine performance; we went away satisfied we had seen a very well produced play.” “This was a tight and energetic… (more…)

Play “Spot the BCTT Actor” in new film Separation City

Yes, many of our own acting luminaries were extras in this film which was part shot in Wellington last year. The film, written by Tom Scott has it’s premiere in Wellington on 5th August at the Embassy theatre. Let us know which of our member you spot in the film, and also if you can identify any of the Wellington… (more…)

Troupe on Wellington Access Radio

Check out this link to hear Florence McFarlane and Barry Mawer talking about the Troupe and the upcoming production of Joe Egg. ACCESS RADIO INTERVIEW The interview was aired on Access Radio(783AM) on the evening of 23 June. The segment with Florence & Barry is about 30 minutes into the programme.

June Troupedour distributed.

Main topic is our next production of “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg” in late June. The usual printed copies have been sent out to all paid-up members. It has also been e-mailed to those with a known valid e-mail address. In future member can indicate a preference for either Continuing to receive the printed Troupedour as now… (more…)

AGM on Thurs 23 July at 7.30pm

The AGM is scheduled for Thurs 23 July at 7.30pm at the Muritai School Hall, Muritai Road, Eastbourne. There will be short meeting with the usual agenda of reports and election of officers. This will be followed by a games night. Nominations for officers will be accepted on the night. Any advance nominations should be made to the secretary.

To enter feedback

This is just the newsflash to let you know there is a feedback capability. Click on the title above “To enter feedback” which will take you to where you can make your comments. At the moment the site is opened to allow anyone who finds ‘’ to make comments. Please add in the reply areas below: the 1st line is… (more…)

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