@2K Theatre Registerd Charity No. 1194499
The little theatre by the BIG railway!
@2K Theatre are putting a number of plays forward for submission to the County Drama festival
and would like to hear from you if you're interested in taking a part so we can confirm
in January on how many plays we are submitting.
We are holding an evening on Thursday 14th December where there will be an opportunity to meet
the Directors listen to a 10 minute section of each play
and hopefully submit an interest to the County Drama Festival team.
Depending on which plays we can cast then we hold auditions on the 4th January 2024
and commence rehearsals asap.
Below you will find an outline of each play, the cast and director
Proof of Provenance: Director - Lorna Evans
Ruth, an ex-Brotherby’s fine art evaluator, has now joined her friend Cassie’s house clearing
business. When venturing into the loft of a house they’ve been asked to clear,
they are joined by a rather mysterious woman who presents them with
something of a puzzle to solve.
Ruth - 50/60. Reserved. Unsure.
Cassie - 50/60. Confident, experienced. A bit of a joker.
The Woman - 30/40. Calm. Mysterious.
The Play: Director - Stephen Mercer
"During its performance a festival play collapses in mayhem when the prompt nips off f
or a few moments of illicit nookie with the director. Anxious to retrieve something that
might impress the adjudicator, the cast seek the help of the author.
However the revelation that an exotic creature and
a possible Murder Mystery are involved only adds to the confusion."
William, the leading man: 30s - 40s
Felicity, the leading lady: mid 20s - mid 30s
Arnold, the stage hand (M): mature 50s-70s
Philip, the director (M): 40s or thereabouts
Alice, the prompt (F): 20/30s
Annie, an older character actress (F): 50s-70s
Stevie, the author (F), a rich, attractive and confident socialite: late 30s/40s
Length of parts:
With a cast of seven there are no notably lengthy parts as would be likely in a play
with a small cast. The smallest parts are Arnold and Annie.
After Esme: Director David Northey
Friends coming to terms of loss of their friend Esme and takes part in various cafes
and on a park bench. The presence of Esme is not to be given
away by the cast and allow the audience
to slowly reach their own conclusions.
The following charters between 45 - 70 - have to be convincing as friends
Jenny- Smart, well turned out
Pauline - A put upon grandmother
Alice - Overweight, dissatisfied with life
Esme - Friend to Alice, Pauline and Jenny
Waitress, Manageress and Woman - a different character in each scene
Playing Gooseberry - Director Jane Burt
This play has been previously performed and cast but missed
the opportunity to be submitted to the County Drama Festival.
All parts in Proof of Provence, The Play and Life after Esme are on offer and if you are
interested please contact us or come along on the 14th December.
Introduction to @2K Theatre
We are an Amateur theatre group based in Taunton, Somerset. Looking to bring quality theatre to the community. We want to be innovative, imaginative and inspire people through our plays and this is our vision that we strive.
We started in 2012 and have produced a wide range of plays and have taken them on tour to villages across Somerset West and Taunton , as well as the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre in Taunton . Shows have varied from Abigails Party to Vicar of Dibley and The Thrill of Life to the Titfield Thunderbolt.
We also aim to improve our shows by offering training to our members at workshops or offering bursaries to attend vocational Summer Schools through NODA.
The group is formed of a Committee of 9 people and a group of Trustees who manage our Charity status (No 1194499) and these are open to new members and we welcome people joining the engine of the group.
Committee - Chair David Northey, Secretary Val Wright, Treasuer Marcus Palmer, Vice Chair & Membership Charlotee Briggs, members, Jane Burt, Nikki Court, Wendy Lancaster, Ja Bowie and Mark Scribbins
Charity Trustees: Chair Nick Gibbons, Secretary Marcus Palmer, David Northey, Jane Burt, Darul Scribbins, Mark Scribbins, Jason Bowie, Nikki Court, Alan Coles
Our home is Units 3 & 5 close to Taunton Railway station and we can watch the trains pass by. We use the space to hold our costumes and props as well as a space for rehearsals and club nights.
If you would like to join us then come along to one of club nights or rehearsals and to find out when drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org