On January 10th rehearsals began for BTC/Local Stages production of The Sand Dwellers, by local writer Kay Nankervis. Local Director Becky Russell is working with a talented cast, including Vince Melton, Susan Douglas and Fiona Halloway. The Sand Dwellers will be performed at BMEC on 24 - 26 February.
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January 10 was also the beginning of a second creative development for On Becoming A Witch. This site specific work combines, poetry, music, movement and visual art by writer/musician/artist Cate McCarthy and a talented group of other local and guest artists. It will be performed in Yetholme in April. Its an amazingly beautiful site. Coming back to work at BMEC after spending a few hours onsite is a bit difficult! Cate along with performers Kate, Lauren and Mary are working their magic - and Keith Manning and his waterphone (along with other instruments) are creating an incredible piece of theatre. Below is just snippet of the work in development this week at Yetholme. Thanks to Phil for this little video..
Coming up soon - January 30 – auditions for Talk2Me will take place at BMEC. Talk2Me is a contemporary dance work to be choreographed by Alison Plevey and Larissa Wilson.
Auditions are open enthusiastic and creative young people 14-26 years. Rehearsals will begin for Talk2Me in February and the show will be performed in
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At the moment I am also working on a couple of applications for funding for other projects for this year. It is looking like being another busy and creative year for Local Stages at BMEC.