26th December 2018 to 5th January 2019
Our 60th Annual Pantomime
by Philip Meeks
Directed by Judy Moore
Join the cast of Dick Whittington for a traditional Christmas pantomime. Arriving in London to make his fortune as he has heard the streets are paved with gold, Dick finds himself in a city over run by rats. He quickly meets and falls for Alderman Fitzwarren’s daughter Alice, and gets a job in Fitzwarren’s store. His happiness is thwarted by King Rat, and Dick is forced to leave London in disgrace. Little does he know that under the watchful eye of Fairy Bow Bells, and assisted by Tommy her magical cat, he must embark on a magnificent quest. His travels include stowing away on the ‘Naughty Nancy’ and helping Maneeta, the Sultana of Morocco, with her rat problem. Finally defeating King Rat he returns to fulfil his destiny and becomes Lord Mayor of London.
This traditional take on the beloved pantomime classic features the usual ‘goodies and baddies’ and the outrageous Dame Sarah, and includes all the comic routines, music, dance and memorable moments this panto subject is known for. The younger members of our audience are invited to come dressed as cats as their help may be needed in dealing with those naughty rats!
Matinees (2:00pm): December 26th, 29th, 30th, January 1st, 5th
Evenings (7:30pm): December 27th, 28th, 29th, 31st, January 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Tickets priced £15 and £12 (Under 18s/OAPs) will be on sale to GADOC members on Thursday 15th November, in person at Beau Sejour (limit of 6 tickets per member). Beau Sejour will have a list of paid-up members. There will be no on-line or telephone bookings available on this day.
Tickets will be available to everyone else on Friday 16th November at all normal ticket venues and by telephone on 747280 or on-line at www.guernseytickets.gg.
Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th April 2019
The Greatest Shows
This production will be in the style of last summer’s hit show ‘Musical Encore’, and will feature selections from major musicals, most of which have never been tackled before by GADOC, e.g. Wicked, Matilda, Hairspray, School of Rock, Chicago, Mamma Mia and many, many more!
Cast will be announced soon
w/c 30th June 2019
The 71st One Act Play Festival
GADOC’s Annual One Act Play Festival 2019 will be held during the week commencing Sunday 30th June; the first part of the week will be devoted to Dress Rehearsals and the Festival itself will run from the Wednesday or Thursday, depending upon the number of entries received, ending on Saturday 6th July.
Our adjudicator for 2019 is Richard Woodward who is a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators.
There are a number of Trophies to be won at the Festival with special classes for juniors under the age of 15 and under the age of 21. Full details of the Festival, including Rules of Competition and Entry Forms, can be obtained from the secretary of GADOC, Katey Cheshire, or from Barbara Minta, co-ordinator of the Festival.
Directed by Clare Milner
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Watch this space for audition details
We are currently accepting submissions from directors for summer 2019
Romeo and Juliet
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gillian Jackson
Gillian Jackson will be directing ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in October 2019. She will follow the usual pattern with workshops to explore the play and characters with an audition workshop early next year