Having the chance to go to Stratford Upon Avon , home of the Royal Shakepeare Company is a great thing !
Getting reasonably priced tickets at the amazing ” Close up ” RSC Swan theatre for a performance of Restoration comedy classic Volpone ( staring one of Americas finest actors ) and much sought after Youth Hostel accommodation down there – even more so
So …we have this amazing opportunity sitting here and still the uptake for places by PACE luvvies is slow ?
Why me thinks ?
Maybe it is cost – although quite reasonable for a down and up trip
Maybe its other things on ? What could be more important ?
Come on Spires buds lets start this term with a real high and get down to where Shakepseare started his dramatic career!
…let’s soak up the wonderful spirit of this charming and laid back theatre town , let’s sit by the river and take silly photos by the statues of Hamlet , Richard 3 , Lady M and Henry V.
Let’s go see his house , wander the cute vintage style streets of his childhood – buy pencil souvenirs at the slightly scary Will experience show !
Let’s pose with the actors as they stroll around pre show , let’s all buy t shirts with Shakepeare qoutes on them or bags or strange masks ?
Then let’s take our seats in the exciting environment of this mini Globe and see superbly acted funny and classy delivery played before our very eyes !
Let’s let them know PACE is in the House!
Let’s even join in with shouts and laughter if demanded !
All of this will spur us on to great new heights this year – “the Verona Challenge idea “was born in Stratford in 2003 , and 12 years later , shouldn’t , no couldn’t we give theatre birth to some thing new down there , something more culturally grounded , more contemporary creative in our style – let’s be inspired by the past but with a better eye to the needs of our new VX1 future
All sounds great doesn’t it ? BUT –
If we can’t fill a minibus with interested parties …it’s not worth our while going – and after a Colleen double ! email-out only 6 names so far have responded ?
Even tell us why you can’t go …at least that way we know you were maybe interested or are even still drama alive !
We need 6-8 more places to fill , to get this TRIP on the ROAD so come on , look lively or it will go , and fade like so many of those almost great outing moments we dream about …
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details Now !
Trip is for – Friday 11th/ Saturday 12th September – down Friday night , back Saturday night – late !!!
( These seats will only be held by the theatre till Tuesday)
I think you’d kick yourself for missing this and for those who have never had their eyes opened to “other stuff” before
Now is your chance to se the really big drama fish at play !
Ps – Glad to see some PACE made it through to the festival today on their own – good sign ! Hope you saw how theatre lives in so many more guises- what a vibrant scene is all around you – if you make the effort to engage in it)
A trip to Stratford could be the very tonic we need to pep our V CAPMON way.
A trip to Stratford is more fun than you can imagine.
Trip is now opening up to all HUB members – any ST members or any s3+ audition cast reading this who are also maybe interested in it – get in touch with Colleen by Monday . There may be a space for you