Shropshire's Drama Company

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Welcome to the Shropshire Drama Company (SDC) website.

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We hope you find the enclosed information useful. If you would like to be kept up to date with what’s happening at SDC then do please get in touch via the Contact page HERE.

Audition noticeSupernatural Shropshire

Following on from our successful tour of 42 Crowns, SDC’s Michele Rowland-Jones has written another play for us to perform. Entitled Supernatural Shropshire, here are some details:

Plot Synopsis – A man (The Stranger) enters a village pub and strikes up a conversation with a woman (The Sceptic), who has spent the afternoon helping to set out the stalls for the village fair and has stopped for a drink on her way home. The conversation turns to the subject of the supernatural and The Stranger tries to convince The Sceptic of the existence of witches, ghosts etc. by telling a series of tales from Shropshire folklore. The tales are actually related by a group of narrators. At the end of each tale the action switches from the narrators back to the pub and The Sceptic does her best to disprove the validity of the story.

Cast Members

The Sceptic – The Sceptic is female and can be of any age from her early twenties into her sixties. She does not believe in the supernatural and in her conversations with The Stranger, she is forthright with her opinions and can be somewhat sarcastic but she is not rude or unpleasant.

The Stranger – The Stranger is male and needs to be in at least his mid to late thirties but can be older. He is very calm, patient and quietly knowledgeable but not condescending. He does not let The Sceptic’s comments ruffle his composure and merely continues to try to persuade her to accept the existence of the supernatural.

The Narrators – The narrators perform The Stranger’s tales as a rehearsed reading. These roles involve not only narrating the story but also taking the parts of the various characters involved in each tale. The script has been written for four narrators (two male and two female) but the parts could be split between a different number of cast members.

Auditions for Supernatural Shropshire will take place at The Loft in The Old Post Office pub, 1 Milk Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1SZ at 7.30pm on Tuesday 02 April and Monday 08 April. Scripts will be provided. If you’re interested in the auditions, please reply to this email to let us know which date you would like to attend. If you would like to be involved but are unavailable for either of the audition dates, please email Michele at michele@rowlandjones.com to make alternative arrangements.

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How we began
SDC was founded in 1958 as Shropshire County Drama Group by the late Bert Amies, OBE, the former county drama adviser. The name was changed to Shropshire Drama Company in 2005.

Our aim
Enshrined in the constitution of SDC is Bert’s original brief to perform ‘challenging, worthwhile and experimental drama’, which up until recently was SDC’s strapline. It is now ‘engaging live theatre’.

What we offer
SDC aspires to provide its audiences with high quality performances covering a wide genre of plays. Its members have the chance to be involved in productions at a variety of venues. Opportunities are also available to develop and hone skills in various aspects of theatre, through an expansive and continually reviewed programme of workshops and other social activities.

Interested?
If you are attracted to the idea of being part of a dynamic, friendly company – please get in touch.

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