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IMPERIAL PRODUCTIONS
Newsletter
April 24, 2018

Dear Imperial Friends,

We are delighted to announce the cast for My Fair Lady, and all company members working on the show.
 
Henry Higgins - David Duffy  
Colonel Pickering - Denzil Edwards
Freddy Eynsford-Hill - Phil Jackson
Alfred P. Doolittle - Daniel Owen
Jamie - Robert Brown
Harry - Tom Ward
Professor Zoltan Karpathy - Mark Wainwright
George the Publican - Ian Hillis
First Bystander - Omer Warman
Man From Selsey - Alan Bain
Lord Boxington - Owain Jones
                                               
Eliza Doolittle - Jenny Draper
Mrs Pearce - Juliet Crissell
Martha the Maid - Ali Dixon
Mabel the Maid - Carly Hilts
Mrs Higgins - TBC
Mrs Hopkins - Lucy Harrold
Mrs Eynsford-Hill - Ruth Richmond
Flower Seller - Mary Groom
Queen of Transylvania - Sarah Hodgson

Director - Kirsty Bennett
Musical Director - Mark Pim
Choreographer - Jason Lane
Producer  - Tanya Knowles
Set Design - Alan Bain
Wardrobe - Lucy Harrold
Lighting - James Dicken
Technical Manager - Duncan Richmond
Stage Management - Bee Bradley (pre Budleigh), Anna Eagle, Katie Clemence
Publicity - Rob Brown
Webmaster - Iain Waddingham
FOH Manager - Ian (Animal) Cairns
Set Build Manager - John Howroyd

Violin - John Britten
Clarinet - Andy Powers
Brass - Simon Jones
More to follow
 
We are still recruiting a Mrs Higgins - if you are interested in auditioning for this part, or know of anyone who might be interested, do get in touch (we need someone who can pass as a lady in her sixties). We are also looking for a few more women for the ensemble - the more the merrier!
 
We are also still recruiting band members; in particular we are looking for: flute, trumpet, pianist, double bass, percussion but also have space for: oboe, clarinet II, bassoon, horn, harp, and any further string players. If you are interested in joining the band, or have any suggestions, please get in touch with our Musical Director Mark Pim (j.mark.pim@gmail.com).


Future Productions:
 
Christmas Show (December 8th):  This year marks 50 years of Imperial shows in Budleigh, so it seems this might be an appropriate time to offer a memento show to incorporate members from all generations.  If you are interested in compiling, directing, choreographing or performing in any capacity, please contact Kirsty Bennett (kirsty.bennett@ymail.com).
 
Gilbert and Sullivan Marathon:  Next Easter time we are aiming to hold a Gilbert and Sullivan Marathon in London (weekend date to be confirmed) – all 13 Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas back to back (with Trial twice). If you are interested in helping with the organisation of this event please get in touch. A venue has already been secured.
 
Summer Tour 2019:  We would like to have this organised by the time we are on this year's summer tour, so all proposals are welcomed soonest.

Very best wishes,

Kirsty, Ian, Tanya, Bee, Robert and Iain
The Imperial Productions Committee.
     

DID YOU KNOW?

This year is the 50th anniversary of Imperial Productions performing shows in Budleigh Salterton. A list of our past shows can be found on the website archive.

     

UPCOMING EVENTS

My Fair Lady
25th - 28th July 2018

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