Saturday, 16 May 2015

Setting the Scene

Briar Blake

Briar - A True Professional

Chairman introduces Briar
Briar used her theatrical professionalism to deliver a talk that was stimulating, informative and amusing. Members left the meeting more aware of the enormous amount of work that goes into producing an ‘amateur’ musical production to a professional level. We learnt about costumes, lighting, stage directions, auditions and many other skills that contribute to a successful First Night. Audience participation also featured as willing volunteers ‘acted’ out a dramatic scene.

Thank you , Briar, for a most entertaining presentation.

Our First Meeting at Crockham Hill a Great Success

An Interested Audience

Audience Participation
We Take A Bow
Tea and Cakes after an Exciting Talk
And The News.......
More About Briar
Briar has been involved with local theatre for a lifetime, primarily in musical theatre based at the Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Croydon. From chorus to principal performer, then director and administrator, she has probably seen it all!  She has directed numerous musicals,  pantomimes and music halls in the South East.  Productions at Churchill Theatre Bromley include “My Fair Lady”, “Pickwick”, “Me and My Girl” and appearing in the title role of “Hello Dolly”.  At the Ashcroft she has directed “Barnum”, “Crazy for You”, “Carousel”, “Annie”, “Anything Goes”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Oliver” amongst many others