The set is the backdrop against which the actors perform and is key to the audience appreciation of a show. Belmont Theatre has won many awards for its sets and is staging is an open day at our 'get in' at The Pump House for 'A Woman of no Importance' on Sunday 20th October 2013. This is aimed primarily at people who may have an interest or are intrigued by stage lighting, sound or stage construction/design. We are inviting members of the public to come along to the theatre between 11.00am and 3.00pm to meet the group, view backstage, see the lighting/sound deck, watch lights being rigged and the staging put together. This event is free of charge.
We invite all members, patrons and prospective members to a play reading evening on Friday 13th September 2013 8.00pm at our Carpenders Park rehearsal venue when we will be reading our planned play for February 2014 the hilarious comedy 'Caught in the Net' written by the master of farce Ray Cooney. If you want to know more please email Michael on email@example.com . We look upon this a social event and if successful we’ll certainly organise more.
'Caught in the Net' is the sequel to the hilarious 'Run for your Wife' (a play that Belmont presented back in 1994).
We find John Smith, that rogue of a taxi driver, still married to 2 unsuspecting wives, Barbara in Streatham and Mary in Wimbledon BUT now he has a son , Gavin in Streatham and a daughter, Vicki in Wimbledon !!!
The youngsters meet whilst surfing the net and fall in love. They are amazed at the coincidences concerning their respective fathers. Both called John Smith, both the same age and remarkably they are both taxi drivers!!
Inevitably in true Ray Cooney style the romp begins with mistaken identities as the plot develops and descends into chaos.
An hilarious night out to delight all the family and sure to be a Box Office winner.
Please spread the word about this play reading evening.
Recently Belmont Theatre has appreciated the value of getting out and meeting the public, telling you about amateur theatre in the hope that you may be stirred into breaking away from your settee or computer and coming along and, better still, deciding to join us !!!!!
We are slowly becoming regulars at the Roxeth Show and Rickmansworth Fair and now we are trying our luck at Carters Steam Fair. This is a regular popular annual event held at Croxley Green and, if the weather is fine, they can get upwards of 6,000 people there, so a mammoth affair.
We have a stall booked for Sunday 15th September and it will be a great opportunity for you to see us flying the Belmont flag to find out what joys amateur theatre can offer. Full annual membership costs less than one month's membership at the gym, so cost should not be a barrier to taking up a most absorbing hobby..
For all you need to know about the group's publicity and membership, please contact Michael Collins on on firstname.lastname@example.org . He will be delighted to hear from you and meet you at the fair if you happen to be there.
Rehearsal are well underway for the latest show "A Woman of no Importance" a brilliantly witty and sharp piece of writing by Oscar Wilde, one of his best. The cast are being put through their paces by our experienced Director, David Goldman who certainly knows this play inside out. Slowly lines are being learnt and moves mapped out as the play comes together. We have a very experienced cast revelling in the wonderful prose so skilfully put together.
Ticket sales are picking up and we anticipate very good audience figures.
A few intrepid Belmont members braved the searing heat to promote the group at the recent Roxeth Fair in South Harrow. A bit of a change from last year when we were paddling around!!!!
There was a lot of interest in our colourful stall, we were busy most of the 2 days chatting people up and there were quite a few punters there. We re-engaged with people who had known us as Belmont Players all those years ago and now know we are still going strong. We convinced quite a few people that Watford is not the other side of the moon and took quite a few names for the mailing list.
Looking forward to doing more of these fairs where we can really engage with public and let them know about the benefits that our hobby brings.