a rehearsed reading of
Miracle on 34th Street
directed by Claire Parker
with Gately Freeman, Andrew Hodson, Mairi-Clare MacLean,
Ray Murphy, Kate Napier & Claire Parker
1 December at the Cafe Mila, Godalming, £10, £5 students (tickets at the door only).
Every year Doris is responsible for finding a Santa Clause to be in the famous Macy Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade, and hiring Santas to sit in the toy department to listen to childrens’ wish lists. Kris Kringle presents himself and everyone agrees he could be the genuine article. But he’s not really, is he? Susan, Doris’s precocious young daughter, doesn’t believe so because she knows Santa doesn’t exist. Susan decides to put him to the test and asks Mr Kringle for the biggest gift she can imagine: a new home.
Let LynchPin Productions help get you in the holiday spirit with this delightful story adapted from the famous Christmas film starring Maureen O’Hara, along with the then child-actress, Natalie Wood, in her first movie role.
Those of you who have enjoyed our previous readings of LUX Theatre radioplays will know how much fun these scripts are. With great stories interspersed with ‘live’ LUX soap commercials and interviews with the ‘actors’, these radioplays were adapted from the films of the time to help promote them, often employing the same actors who appeared in the movie.
upcoming ScripTease at Café Mila, Godalming (Friday nights 7:30)
and Electric Theatre Café Bar (Tuesday nights 7:30)
Fri 12 & Tues 16 January – Man of Destiny* by George Bernard Shaw
Fri 9 & Tues 13 February – When the Cat’s Away… a new play by Claire Parker
Fri 9 & Tues 13 March – AA Milne’s Miss Elizabeth Bennett*
Fri 6 & Tues 10 April – Kingdom a new play by Jaymes Sygrove
(*Jan & Mar subject to securing performing rights)
As always, the Cafe Mila will be open for supper from 6:30pm. Do come and have a bite to eat and something to drink before the show. And preorder your drinks to be ready for the interval.
And the Electric Theatre Cafe Bar will be open for drinks prior to the show and at the interval as well as immediately after the show.
ScripTease is an aspect of LynchPin which is Readers Theatre events where we expose little-performed and/or new play-scripts through rehearsed public readings with professional actors. We started in the summer of 2009 and to date we have produced well over 50 ScripTease events.
It is our hope to expand the concept of Readers Theatre, ‘teasing’ out scripts and exposing audiences and actors to plays they might not otherwise have the chance to experience. This also gives a chance for professional actors to be involved in developing new scripts and keep their skills sharp.
With this, we also create a public forum for local playwrights to have the opportunity to test new work with professional actors in front of a live audience. To date we have worked with over 10 playwrights helping them to develop new scripts. Click here to see a full list of past readings.