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20 Apr Time to buy your tickets!

DRUMS IN THE NIGHT POSTER

We’re so excited about this gem of a play! Hope to see you at a performance!

”YORK Settlement Community Players are to bring a little-known Bertolt Brecht play to the York stage for the first time from April 30 to May 2 at Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate.”

Drums in the Night
by Bertolt Brecht
translated by John Willett

Presented by York Settlement Community Players
Directed by Claire Morley

Thursday 30th April – Saturday 2nd May 2015
7.30pm with a 2pm Saturday matinee

Venue: Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York, YO1 9SL
Tickets: £10

Box Office: 01904 613000

http://ridinglights.org/drums-in-the-night/

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08 Apr DRUMS IN THE NIGHT DIRECTOR, CLAIRE MORLEY

Stepmother Mike J Oakes

DRUMS IN THE NIGHT DIRECTOR, CLAIRE MORLEY, FEATURES IN SCRIPT YORKSHIRE’S ‘SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBERS’ SLOT

SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBERS – CLAIRE MORLEY

I’m Claire Morley and I act, write and direct. I’m from York but I disappeared off for a few years to study German and then came back to complete an MA in Theatre and to work as Associate Director on TakeOver Festival 2013.

Acting and directing were my passions at university, and they still are, but last year I rediscovered my love of writing and I am very grateful to Script Yorkshire and Script Factor in particular for giving me a channel to see my work performed. My first script Butter Side Up won its heat, and then Going Up, came runner up in the final. This spurred me on to set up the theatre company Bird on Head (@birdonhead) and to take Butter Side Up to the NEXUS festival in Leeds. My next script Blu has just won the January heat of Script Factor and will also be performed at a local festival in the summer. My writing is normally about massive issues but shown in everyday conversations and, I hope, with humour! I’m really interested in exploring different avenues with script-writing, whether that be for theatre, TV or radio.

Currently I am spending most of my spare time directing Drums in the Night by Bertolt Brecht for York Settlement Community Players from 30th April – 2nd May at Friargate Theatre. On my return to York, I performed with the company twice, as Lois Relph in The Stepmother and in The York Mystery Plays, and I am really enjoying directing for them. Drums in the Night has allowed me to combine my love of all things German and Theatre and it is a pleasure to be working with such a talented cast and team. Drums in the Night focuses on a POW returning to Berlin after the First World War to find the city and his personal life in chaos. It is gutsy and crude as well as being poetic and romantic and I hope to see some of you there. http://ridinglights.org/drums-in-the-night/

Photo © Michael J Oakes

Claire Morley as Lois Relph in YSCP’s production of ‘The Stepmother’ by Githa Sowerby. York Theatre Royal, March 2014.

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07 Apr We’re looking for someone skilled in make-up

We’re looking for someone skilled in make-up to join our production team for Drums in the Night.This will be a voluntary role but would be great opportunity especially for someone studying hair and make-up design and wanting to gain some theatre experience. The role could be as big or small as you make it, the main requirement being the make-up and effects for Kragler, a POW soldier returning from World War One (sun-burn, scars etc). You would have to be available on the evenings of 29th – 31st April and all day and evening on the 1st May, and able to meet before production week to talk about requirements. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please pass the message on (also if you would like to share the job with someone that is fine), and please send some examples of previous work in an email to director Claire clairelmorley@gmail.com who can also send you the script and more details about the play. Please get in touch by Friday 10th April. Thanks.

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