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Rope – Run 14th-18th November 2017

Review of Rope in June and Winter

Our darkly comic thriller Rope opened on Tuesday 14th November and it runs until Saturday 18th November. Ticket can be bought here: Websters Theatre, Glasgow

Loosely based on the Leopold and Loeb murder case, two university students, Wyndham Brandon and (in our version) Charlotte “Granno” Granillo, murder fellow student Ronald Kentley as an expression of their Nihilistic intellectual superiority. They hide Kentley’s body in a chest and invite his friends and family round for a party, using the chest as a table. 

It was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock, and the real life murder case was also filmed as Compulsion.

Directed by Gary Hurr, produced by Aaron Robert Pennie and stage managed by Stacy Nicholson.

Cast

Wyndham Brandon – Kristopher Curran

Charlotte Granillo – Eveline Novak

Sabot – Sara Hamilton

Sir Johnstone Kentley – Neil Anderson

Kenneth Raglan – Stewart Macdougall

Leila Arden – Jade Kelly

Mrs Debenham – Jenny Ryall

Rupert Cadell – Richard Craig

Ronald Kentley – Aaron Robert Pennie

 

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Rope: Audition Notice

(Buy Tickets Here)

This November STG will be staging the darkly brilliant Rope, by Patrick Hamilton, written in 1929 and loosely based on the infamous Leopold and Loeb murder case, and we’re looking for a cast !

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Murder is an art.

There is no such thing as the perfect murder. Or is there? Join us this autumn for a night of mystery, intrigue and plots in a production inspired by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.

When two wealthy students, Brandon and Granillo, plot and commit the ‘perfect crime’ to prove their intellectual superiority, the arrogance of the thrill killers gradually comes undone as they invite family and friends for a dinner party with a difference.

Set in the era of the Mad Men, come and enjoy a night of smart suits, designer dresses, and razor sharp dialogue. Brought to you by Director Gary Hurr (Glengarry Glen Ross) and Producer Aaron Pennie (Reasons To Be Pretty) – this is sure to be a hot ticket for those cool November nights.  ‘Rope’ will be performed at Glasgow’s intimate theatre, Websters, in the heart of the west end from November 14 – 18, 2017.

Cast of Characters:

Brandon – arrogant, superior, aesthete, domineering, athletic. (male, playing age: 20/30s)

Granillo – weak and easily led. Nervous and fidgety. Dominated by Brandon. (male or female, 20/30s)

Kenneth Raglan – a fawning hanger-on. Has a soft spot for Leila Arden. Small part (male, 20/30s)

Leila Arden – demonstrative friend of Brandon and Granillo. Likes being the centre of attention. (female, 20/30s)

Sir Johnstone Kentley – elderly book collector, the father of the murdered man (male, 50/60s or older)

Mrs Debenham – a rather silly, upper class woman. Small part (40s)

Rupert Cadell – an older acquaintance of Brandon and Granillo. Poetic and a dreamer. Gradually unravels the murder plot using old fashioned detective work (male, 30/40/50s)

Sabot – a surly manservant to Brandon and Granillo. Small part (50s)

Ronald Kentley – the murdered student friend of Brandon and Granillo. (non-speaking part, seen briefly at the beginning and end of the play. ) (male, flexible with age range)

Auditions will be held in Glasgow in the week beginning August 28. Rehearsals will be held, initially, twice weekly from early September and the production week is November 13 – 18. Familiarity with RP (accents) would be an advantage.

To book an audition slot please email: rope-stg@outlook.com

 

New Projects (Spring 2016)

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Easter is over – Spring is defiantly in the air – despite the storms – and STG are looking for new projects for the rest of the year and beyond.

If you live in or near Glasgow (in Scotland) you’re welcome to join us – the information you need is here (all you need is enthusiasm and reliability):

https://stgonline.wordpress.com/join/

And if you have an idea for a show or anything else you’d like us to mull over – drop us a quick email at:

strathclydetheatregroup@hotmail.co.uk

We’re already considering a season of One Act Gothic Melodramas – Dracula, The Murder In The Red Barn, Sweeney Todd, The Body Snatcher’s… that sort of thing – so if you’re interested let us know!

The Winter’s Tale – nearly first night!

Tomorrow is our tech/dress stumble through & then we’re open to the public… Last minute tasks include making a baby bump, emailing everyone about everything, and washing suits fit for Gentlemen Born.

Our soundtrack is a mix of soul, country and Celtic harps… Our bear decision is made… all we need is YOU – our lovely audience.

Tickets can be purchased here:

http://www.webstersglasgow.com/events/a-winters-tale-2016-02-24/

The Winter’s Tale – Propmaggedon

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Props are terrible things designed by demons to be forgotten, tripped over or left on stage when they should be removed.

Props should be kept to an absolute minimum – unless you’ve got a well-trained army of guerrilla stage hands ever ready to ambush a wine glass lingering into a scene set in a hospital (etc etc) – but even then – there still comes a time when the revolting critters have to be rounded up and plonked on the props table.

Luckily Shakespeare pretty much wrote everything to bellowed at the gallery without too much palaver.

The worst thing we’re facing is working out exactly what he means by a fardel (it’s the box – the damn box) and the best thing is that there’s only 20 or so small items on our list…

Although – we may be in denial about the prospect of finding Rosemary and Rue in Glasgow.

Come and see if we succeed next week! We open on Wednesday 24th February it runs until Saturday 27th.

http://www.webstersglasgow.com/events/a-winters-tale-2016-02-24/

The Winter’s Tale

Our next production will be The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare at Websters Theatre, Great Western Road, Glasgow on Wednesday 24th of February 2016 to Saturday the 27th of February 2016 at 7.30 pm.

http://www.webstersglasgow.com/

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