The Salterton
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What's On

A simple list of our upcoming productions, and the performance dates as well as some basic information. Information on how to buy tickets will be available closer to the dates.

The majority of our plays are performed in our very own acting space, The Salterton Playhouse. If you wish to get involved in any of the upcoming productions please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Tickets for all of our productions are available approximately 3 weeks in advance of performance dates from Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information Centre - call 01395 445275 to find out more.

outside edge REHEARSALS

Tuesday and Thursday every week 19:30

Rehearsals at the Playhouse. Pop down, say hello and find out how you can get involved.

Set Building

Sundays 10:00

The team are down at the Playhouse most weeks - if you can help with anything from carpentry to a bit of painting or holding a ladder, we will reward you with tea, biscuits and thanks.

Please contact us if you are happy to come along to check we will be there each week.

SOCIAL EVENING - PLAY READING

Friday 1st February 2019 19:30 - At The Salterton Playhouse

Our very own club member Ken Elvy has written a very funny play called 'Losing The Will'.

This play may be coming to a stage near you soon and this is your chance for a preview!

Join us in reading through the play with a few drinks - JUST FOR FUN!

Bring your own booze and nibbles 🙂

HARVEY READ THROUGH

Friday 8th February 19:30 - At The Salterton Playhouse

A read through of our June production ahead of auditions.
This is your chance to hear the play, have a go at reading, find out about the characters, decide if you would be interested in auditioning as well as a social evening with the group.

This is a social evening open to anyone - you don't have to get involved!

Bring your own booze and come and have a chuckle at this very funny play.

If you are interested in participating in this production but are unable to attend the read through - please send us a message!

The synopsis is as follows.
Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.Veta Louise Simmons - Female - Lead
Elwood P. Dowd - Male - Lead
Myrtle Mae Simmons - Female - Supporting
Duane Wilson - Male - Supporting
Lyman Sanderson, M.D. - Male - Supporting
William R. Chumley, M.D. - Male - Supporting
Judge Omar Gaffney - Male - Supporting
Ruth Kelly, R.N. - Female - Supporting
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet - Female - Featured
Betty Chumley - Female - Featured
E.J. Lofgren - Male - Featured
Miss Johnson - Female - Featured

harvey auditions

Friday 15th February 19:30 - At The Salterton Playhouse

Following our read through on the 8th February, we will be having auditions for our June production.

Auditions for our June production.

If you are interested in participating in this production but are unable to attend the read through - please send us a message!

Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.

Veta Louise Simmons - Female - Lead
Elwood P. Dowd - Male - Lead
Myrtle Mae Simmons - Female - Supporting
Duane Wilson - Male - Supporting
Lyman Sanderson, M.D. - Male - Supporting
William R. Chumley, M.D. - Male - Supporting
Judge Omar Gaffney - Male - Supporting
Ruth Kelly, R.N. - Female - Supporting
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet - Female - Featured
Betty Chumley - Female - Featured
E.J. Lofgren - Male - Featured
Miss Johnson - Female - Featured

OUTSIDE EDGE

4th - 8th March 19:30 Nightly with Saturday Matinee 9th March 14:30

Salterton Drama Club presents this 'wicket' comedy.....

Roger has enough trouble assembling his cricket team to play against the British Railways Maintenance Division Reading East, but these complications pall before those occurring among their various wives and girlfriends. As a final catastrophe, rain starts to fall.

Tickets £10 on Sale 11/12/19 from Budleigh TIC 01395 445275

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Exmouth ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

Date to be confirmed - April 2019

Salterton Drama Club will be performing once again at the Exmouth One Act Play Festival - hoping to retain their title of Best Play for the 3rd year running!

Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook for further details about what, where and when!

MOBSTERS, MOONSHINE AND MURDER

 

Saturday 1st June 2019 18:45 - Budleigh Salterton Public Hall

As part of Budleigh Lion's Gala Week 2019 - The Salterton Drama Club returns with their annual Murder Mystery Dinner for you to hone your sleuthing skills.

It’s 1929 and the county of Salterton on the east coast is gripped by organised crime during the time of prohibition. The Mafia crime families, have been at peace for five years, cooperating to undermine the law and reap the profits of organised crime. The families are gathered together for the wedding reception of the Don’s only daughter and you are invited.

A fully stocked bar and a three course meal will be served to aid in your deliberations.

Due to the extreme popularity of this, we highly recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Doors and bar open at 18:45. Show starts promptly at 19:30. Tickets £20 per person and are available from Budleigh Salterton TIC – 01395 445275.

**3 Course meal.**Fully stocked bar. **Themed raffle.**

**Chance for audience participation. **Fancy dress is strongly encouraged.**

ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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HARVEY

3rd - 7th June 19:30 Nightly with Saturday Matinee 8th June 14:30

Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit.

When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.

Tickets £10 from Budleigh TIC 01395 445275
On sale 13/5/19