Society to open Lark Rise stage

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is set to open the stage for any budding actors interested in being involved in its autumn production, Lark Rise.

The production is an adaptation of the first volume of Flora Thomson’s semi-autobiographed trilogy, Lark Rise to Candleford.

The story has recently been popularised by the BBC television series. Completing the activities of a large group of colourful characters with traditional music and song, the play evokes a vanished world of rural life and agricultural customs.

The play is directed by Angela Cook with assistant director David Wright and offers the chance for as many people as possible to be involved in small and big ways.

Angela Cook said: “The formal meetings and castings will be held in September.

“The initial meeting is to enable people to find out more and help us assess interest.

“There is a wonderful big cast of characters ranging in age from about eight to 80, so there is plenty of scope for those who may just want to tackle a small cameo part, crowd work or even simply sing in the band, as well as those who will be willing to take on multiple roles.

“There will also be lots of ways to get involved off stage too with props and costumes. New members are welcome, or there may be people who been involved with the society in the past who might be interested in taking part.”

The production dates are 17, 18 and 19 November. The reading and open meeting will be held on Wednesday at Whitby Conservative Club at 7.30pm.

If you can’t make the meeting but are still interested in getting involved with the production you can call (01947) 602777.