The review just arrived from the NODA critic, Harvey Kesselman, was full of praise for the production and will appear on this website soon in full. A couple of quotes from it :
'This was a first class play acted by a superb cast, all of whom played their parts extremely well. No hiccups, with excellent pace that did not falter.'
'What a splendid production this was. One of the finest sets I have ever seen, giving the correct appearance of a ‘garden room’, as described in the programme, in a house owned by a very wealthy man. Nothing was out of place from the furniture to the paintings and tapestries on the walls.'
Just a quick note to say many thanks to you and the Belmont Theatre for a truly excellent evening on Friday. I am sure I can say on behalf of us all, how much we enjoyed The Hollow and the performance would not be out of place in the West End. Susan Jones, Hertfordshire
I just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed the production at the Pump House, one of the best plays I have been to! Julia Smith, Middlesex
Thanks very much to all our audiences who again helped create packed houses. Hope you enjoyed it.
We don't rest. Our next show is Oscar Wilde's 'A Woman of no Importance' 23-26 October 2013 at the Watford Pump House. Casting for that is imminent. If interested please call 07917 324179.
Dress rehearsal set of 'The Hollow'....
....the result of month's of painstaking but very enjoyable work....
...available to you locally and inexpensively in the form of live theatre.
Tickets still available for all evening performances at 7.45 pm. Superb local live theatre at its best.
"I reckon the rehearsals are amongst the best I have held - a great cast, super play and well, it’s just about ready to present to you all" - Paul Botly, Director of 'The Hollow'.
Belmont Theatre is at the Rickmansworth Festival, Herts this weekend 18/19 May. Come and see us at our stall, free from the vagaries of the British weather in one of the tents shown in this picture. Talk to us about any aspect of amateur theatre. You can even reserve tickets at the show for our production later this month of Agatha Christie's fabulous murder mystery 'The Hollow'. We imagine that the Festival will be rather busier than in this tranquil scene and it's always great fun for all the family and a lively day out.
Alternatively, beat the rush by booking tickets for The Hollow on 07917 324179.
From Paul Botly, Director of our next show. “Rehearsals for Belmont Theatre’s May/June production of Agatha Christie’s “The Hollow” are going extremely well. The cast have learnt their moves on stage and we are currently working through scenes and concentrating on characterisations and relationships within the context of the play. The cast are picking up lines and working out their individual objectives necessary for their roles in the production. In addition, we have a full production crew who are working on critical elements of the production such as set design, wardrobe, props, sound and lighting. It is delightful to see so many attending rehearsals and giving their support to the cast and Belmont Theatre and ‘The Hollow'. This play has got success written all over it not only from the level of interest and support from the group but also from the substantial ticket sales and interest in the play that the box office is experiencing.”
Belmont has many talented actors within its ranks but sometimes its great to get some 'new blood' and for our May production, 'The Hollow', we are delighted to have amongst the cast two excellent experienced players whom you won't have seen with Belmont before and also one of our favourite former players who has just re-joined the group.
Speaking of 'new blood' in the other sense of the term, you might just see a little in our murder mystery. Do come and find out!
07917 324179 for tickets
Great read through last night. Well-attended but the more the merrier.
Casting takes place this Thursday at 8pm in Carpenders Park. Males under 40 in particular stand a great chance of landing a part. Come and prove you could be good enough. We've an experienced director and a wonderful play which will bring out the best of your talents and skills. Call 07917 324179 now for more info.
This chilling murder mystery will be staged at The Pump House Theatre between 29th May and 1st June 2013. Thursday to Saturday shows start at 7.45pm and the Saturday matinee begins at 2.45pm. Tickets 07917 324179.
Interested in being on stage with us in May 2013? You don't have to be a member to audition for our next show, The Hollow, Agatha Christies well-known thriller.
There will be a reading of the play, in the Carpenders Park / Watford area on Tuesday 12th March followed by auditions on Thursday 14th March at 8pm. We regularly rehearse in Carpenders Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays with some Sunday morning rehearsals nearer the time of the show. Characters for this show: There are six male and six female plus 3 smaller roles, with a variety of ages needed.
Please call 07917 324179 for further details quoting the magic words 'Open Auditions'.