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Tag: Amateur Dramatics

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Taking comedy very seriously

We take our comedy very seriously at BaCStage. You have to play comedy absolutely straight or it just isn’t funny. ‘Allo ‘Allo presents some interesting new challenges, not least of which is to portray a group of characters who are well known and much loved from off the telly (explainer for our young reader: “the…
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Listen very carefully… we have Wonderful news!

It’s been a bit quiet round BaCStage Towers lately.  We have mostly been melting in the heat.  You know the heat wave has gone on too long when even the trashy papers can’t be bothered with headlines about it being hotter than Rio / Madrid / Mallorca / Mordor / the centre of the sun…
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It's a Wonderful Life, being an actor

Our autumn production for 2018 is to be It’s a Wonderful Life, a “radio on stage play” adaptation of the classic movie. Our regular reader will know that we planned to put this on last year but were unable to do so due to a lack of available acting talent at the time.  It’s such…
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Above and below stairs at Bagshot House

Two weeks ago (already!) we completed our successful run of Secondary Cause of Death.  You can see photos of the production itself over in our production photos section.  Here are some pictures from behind the scenes before, during and after the show. We’ve finally broken him, if not his sets.  Long-time set-builder and occasional gorilla…
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Voosh… no more Inspector Pratt!

The storm clouds gathered over Bagshot House on Saturday night but there was barely a drop of rain, much less the snow that features in the plot.  Subsequently it was another warm one for both our near-capacity audience and actors alike. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to…
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Hot stuff!

It was another warm one last night. If you were in the audience and feeling the heat, spare a thought for the actors – those stage lights push out more heat than a three-bar electric heater, inside an oven, in a glass house full of chilli plants on a hot sunny day… on fire. If…
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One down…

That’s one performance, not one murder victim – we have many more of those already! Last night we opened our run with a successful, if rather warm, show.  Was it really only a month ago that we had weather much more appropriate for our wintery plot? Come rain, snow, sleet, hail or unseasonal warmness, we’ll…
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Back in time for murder!

Welcome to Bagshot House, 1939. We are taking you back in time to before WWII when Britannia ruled the waves and the upper classes ruled Britannia; when those below stairs knew their deferential place and those born into privilege sensed their own entitlement.  It’s the will of the people, don’tcha know! Take Colonel Charles Craddock,…
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We'll meet again…

…but unlike Vera, we know where and we know when as Bluntisham Village Hall is transformed into Bagshot House for Secondary Cause of Death this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Set-up day was the usual hive of frenetic activity. If you stand around long enough, eventually someone will put a cup of tea in your…
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Buy tickets in advance and get a free* entry in the raffle

Production week is here again!  The Bagshot House library, scene of the crimes in Secondary Cause of Death, is taking shape thanks to the tireless efforts of our set-builders. Don’t worry, they know what they’re doing.  More on that in the next post. Tickets for Secondary Cause of Death are on sale now, both online and…
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