A scene from our last show - Half a Sixpence.
Our next show will be ‘Iolanthe.’ Our producer and musical director is Betty Moore.
Dear Members and Friends,
We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready to enjoy “Iolanthe”, whether you are in it or coming to support.
Our thanks go to all of you who were involved in the Variety Show and also those who came to watch. We felt that it was a great success both financially & by audience reaction. It made a profit of £724.50. Congrats to all!
We are sorry to say that David Aquino has had to resign from his post as Treasurer but has said that he will still be around to oversee the accounts. He has also, thankfully, said that he will continue to produce the Show Programmes and take photos. We would all like to thank him for his invaluable work in the past and are grateful that he is continuing to help IMOG. Brenda Hennessy has stepped forward to take his place and we must congratulate her on her stupidity bravery. We will all of course be there to support her and thank her for taking this on. Brenda, however, is a hard task master and is already saying that we have to tighten our belts. Going through the accounts she has realised that the cost of hiring scripts is extortionate and that some shows take a huge percentage of royalties. This may, therefore, affect the shows we choose in the future. Also, some shows always make a loss due to poor attendance and therefore we will be reviewing shows, such as G & S, to make sure we can afford to stage them.
QUIZ NIGHT - FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
As you can see from above we cannot put on 2 shows a year without fundraising. So please come and support the Quiz Night. Tickets are £5 and can be bought from Lynne next Tuesday night. If you cannot see her then let a member of the committee know if you will be attending. Please let family and friends know about it. You might surprise yourself and answer a couple of questions!
IOLANTHE – 25 -29TH OCTOBER (INCLUDING MATINEE)
Please get your tickets from Vin ASAP. 01277 234581. It’s always easier for everyone involved if tickets are sold earlier rather than later. It solves that last minute panic, so start telling friends and family now. We are trying a new system of non-allocated seats for this show. With everyone so busy these days it saves a lot of time and effort. Therefore, please be supportive and tell all your friend s to arrive early to pick their preferred seats.
Betty would like to remind people of a very important Sunday rehearsal on 25th September 2-5 p.m.
We are hoping to keep the programme price down this time to £1. This will mean that it will only consist of 8 pages but we hope they will all be in colour and we can cram in all the essentials without comprising the quality.
If you know of anyone who would like to help Front of House please pass on details to Meryl ASAP.
Brenda has booked the Committee Room upstairs at the Club for the after-show party. (Peter has something on in the bar.) You can get drinks from the bar and take them up. Brenda will also acquire a few bottles of wine for your disposal!
Due to the taking down of the extensions we always have a problem with how much help backstage get at the end of the show, leaving them to work whilst everyone else is in the bar. Can we remind you that everyone’s help is needed. Those jobs include tidying the dressing rooms, clearing away chairs and helping to put the extensions away. If you do have friends you wish to see after the show, please don’t spend all evening with them or better still, ask them to come another night! Meryl will be compiling a list of volunteers. Ask not what IMOG can do for you, but what you can do for IMOG!
The Trustees have stopped our free parking during show matinees. The committee did try to fight it but have been told that the free parking was never meant to have been given out in the first place. Therefore, all patrons will have to pay £1.80 for 3 hours. Please make sure that you use the ticket machines at the back of the car park. (The one at the front only gives 2hr max.) Please tell friends about this if they intend to come to the matinee performance. The car parking ticket can be used as a money back voucher against your drinks in the bar when you spend £5.
HIGH SOCIETY - 24th -28th April 2012
Auditions will be held on Thursday 17th November 2011 at the Parish Rooms, so please keep this date free to make it easier for Barbara. You may not get a chance to audition at another time.
VICTORIAN EVENING Friday 2ND December – Another date for your diary. We are hoping to get a choir together to sing the old favourites & hopefully, indoors!
RAFFLE PRIZES are always needed and we are now on the lookout for small items that can go to make up a Xmas hamper.
CHRISTMAS MEAL. Yes, I’m afraid we are talking about Christmas already. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us. We all had a wonderful time last year and are on the lookout for somewhere that holds a good dinner and dance and is fairly central. Please let us know if you know of anywhere.
Thank You, from
There is always some thing going on at IMOG.