Hello again everybody,
We're very pleased to report that the Before I Leave Chorus is sounding really rather good & we are all very much looking forward to taking the stage at the Sherman Theatre in May. Our Men are doing a valiant job, but they need help & as wonderful as our Ladies are sounding, they can't quite hit those Bass & Baritone notes!
In short, we have room for a few more Male Singers.
If you are Male, aged 65+, enjoy a good sing & are interested in being part of what promises to be a rather special production then please read on...
“Before I Leave” is a funny, moving & uplifting production written by Tredegar-born poet and playwright Patrick Jones featuring versions of songs made famous by the likes of Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Gerry & the Pacemakers and more. The play will also feature brand new songs written for the show by internationally famous Blackwood band, Manic Street Preachers.
Directed by Matthew Dunster, Before I Leave tells the story of a choir of Men and Women living with dementia and the incredible bonding power of music. It will feature a Chorus of singers on stage performing key songs alongside our cast of professional actors.
You don’t need to have acting experience to be part of our Chorus, just a love of singing, a good voice and the ability to learn harmonies. If you can read music too, that would be great, but not essential.
If you have a curiosity to try new things, meet new people, sing some wonderful songs and have fun as part of the creative team bringing a brand new piece of life affirming Theatre to life, then we’d love to hear from you.
The commitment will include these key dates:
Tuesday 29th March - 1900-2100 at National Dance Company Wales, Dance House,Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, CF10 4PH
Mondays from 4th April -1900-2100 at National Dance Company Wales, Dance House, WMC.
From w/c 25th April - Mondays & Thursdays 1900-2100 at National Dance Company Wales, Dance House, WMC.
Thursday 19th May - 1900-2100 at Sherman Theatre, Senghennydd Rd, Cardiff, CF24 4YE.
23rd - 25th May - Tech Rehearsals 1900-2200 - Sherman Theatre.
26th May - Dress Rehearsals 1430-2200 - Sherman Theatre.
27th May - 11th June (excluding Sundays) - Performances 1930-2200 - Sherman Theatre
There will also be Matinee performances on 9th & 11th June - 1430-1730 (Times tbc).
This is a voluntary opportunity to participate in a National Theatre Wales production though we will meet reasonable out of pocket expenses.
We appreciate that joining our Chorus will take some time commitment, especially during the run of the show. Please bear in mind that the show rehearses and plays in Cardiff, so this opportunity may be most suited to people who live in the Cardiff area.
If you are able to join us, we promise it will be a lot of fun & a great opportunity to perform onstage in a major theatrical production.
Please get in touch if you’d like to be involved, or if you have any questions:
Tel: 07572 893 053
I look forward to hearing from you,
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