AGM and Quiz

As we find ourselves gently coming down from the rocking theatrical high that was our production of Hair, we have a sure cure for those feeling the post show blues: a Geoids quiz night hosted by our very own resident quizmaster, Dave Octave! Come along to Pimlico on Friday 3rd June to test your knowledge, memory and ability to not shout out the answer…

We’ll also be doubling up with our Annual General Meeting, immediately prior to the quiz. This is your opportunity to have a hand in shaping your society for the next year. We want to hear from you! What do you love? What would you like to see in 2017? What shows do you think would suit Geoids going forwards? Get those ideas flowing and come along to share them. The outgoing committee will be sharing an update of how the last year has gone and answering any questions you have.

Most importantly, you will also be able to hear from the candidates running for the committee for 2016/7 and cast your vote!

Download the full calling notice for the AGM and a committee nomination form. If you have any questions about this, please speak to a current committee member or email info@geoidsmt.co.uk. Minutes from last years AGM are available on request – please email us and we’ll send them out to you.

Where: Lillington Gardens Community Centre, Under Morgan House, Lillington and Longmoore Gardens, Pimlico, SW1V 2LF.

When: Friday 3rd June 2016. AGM at 19:00. Quiz from about 20:00

Our cast for Hair revealed

We’re delighted to announce our cast for April’s production of Hair!

Some of the cast at the first rehearsal

Berger – Barry Lattimore-Quinn
Sheila – Charlie Welch
Claude – Franciscus Prins
Woof – Lewis Simington
Jeanie – Hannah Parker Smith
Hud – Tashan Nicholas
Dionne – Melisa Minton-Djoumessi
Crissy – Pippa Welch
Margaret Mead/Steve – William Moss
Ronny – Nichola Welch
Linda – Nicole Vassell
Marjorie – Michelle Smith
Mark/Hubert – Sean Westwood
OJ – Dave Octave
Mary – Charlotte Green
Natalie – Holly Matthews
Paul – Daniel Paul
Walter – Jamie Wright
Leata – Jamila Jennings-Grant
Diane – Jane Skinner
Emmaretta – Jenny Barnard
Suzannah – Rebecca Parker Smith

Tickets have also now gone on sale. You can book now on our Ticketsource page.

Auditions for Snow White and Hair

We’ve released full information on auditions for our next two shows. If you’d like to get involved, please express your interest as soon as possible.

Snow White

Our popular 48-hour pantomime returns in January and this time we’re putting on Snow White. Auditions, casting and first rehearsal will take place on Friday 15th January. We’ll rehearse throughout Saturday, get into the theatre on Sunday morning and then put the show on at 4pm on Sunday 17th January. It’s a hectic weekend but extremely fun and rewarding.

The 48-hour panto is always popular and we don’t want anyone to be disappointed, so please register you interest now. You can guarantee your audition spot by making a £5 deposit towards your show fees in advance. Get more information from the audition notice (PDF) and then register online.

Hair

Two weeks after the panto, we kick off our first big production for 2016 with auditions for Hair.

First round auditions will be in Pimlico on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January, with callbacks on Sunday 31st. There will also be an extra audition slot for advanced dancers on the Saturday morning.

For full details, download the audition notice (PDF) and then email hair@geoidsmt.co.uk to secure your audition slot.

Coming up in 2016

The Geoids Musical Theatre committee is delighted to announce the highlights of our 2016 season.

Snow White

17 January 2016

A perennial favourite, we’ll return to LOST Theatre with the exercise in cramming that is the 48-Hour Panto.

We’ll bring a full length pantomime, complete with songs and dances, from page to stage within just one weekend.

Auditions will be held at 6pm on Friday 15 January with rehearsals beginning immediately afterwards!

Hair

26-30 April 2016

We’re taking a change of pace and style with this ground-breaking 1960s show.

Hair arguably defined the rock musical genre. It has amazing musical numbers (including “Hair”, “Let the Sunshine In” and “Aquarius”) and a strong, poignant message that reflects the political upheaval of the time.

On the Twentieth Century

25-29 October 2016

It’s had an acclaimed revival on Broadway and now it’s coming to London!

On the Twentieth Century is a screwball comedy with book and lyrics by the team behind Singin’ in the Rain and music by Cy Coleman, who brought us Sweet Charity and City of Angels.

Set on a luxury train in the 1920s, it focuses on egomaniacal theatre producer Oscar Jaffee and his volatile personal and professional relationship with the arrogant film actress Lily Garland.

On the Twentieth Century is a show with a big sound, farcical comedy, and classic choreography.

Keep up to date

Be the first to find out about auditions in 2016: sign up to the Geoids mailing list.

Sunset Boulevard is sold out!

Thank you to everyone who’s bought tickets for Geoids’ production of Sunset Boulevard. The show has now officially sold out.

Please do not contact the theatre regarding returns – direct any booking enquiries to geoids.sunset@gmail.com. No ticket exchanges or refunds are available.

There may be returns, which will be sold on the door prior to each performance, for that performance only. You will need to arrive at the Bridewell Theatre in good time before the performance and queue for any available returned tickets.

Tickets selling fast for Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard posterThere are only three weeks until the House on Sunset opens its doors and tickets are selling fast.

The show has already been covered by BBC News, Broadway World, London Theatre and Playbill!

Sunset Boulevard opens on Tuesday 6 October and runs until Saturday 10 October, including a matinee on the final day.

Tickets start at just £15 (£12.50 for concessions) and are available from our online box office.

Friday 9 October is our special Gala Night. Tickets start at £19 and all guests will receive a complimentary programme and a glass of bubbly in the interval.

Don’t miss out: book now to see Norma back on the London stage. It’s not a comeback; it’s a return!

Sunset Boulevard cast announced

We’re excited to announce the cast for Geoids Musical Theatre’s October production, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.

Sunset Boulevard: Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 October 2015, Bridewell Theatre

  • Norma Desmond: Susan Booth
  • Joe Gillis: Michael Stacey
  • Max von Mayerling: Patrick Harrison
  • Betty Schaefer: Nikki Davison
  • Artie Green: Russell Hughes
  • Sheldrake: Alan Scobbie
  • Cecil B. DeMille: Daniel Penfold
  • Ensemble
    • Mark Bonington
    • Trudi Camilleri
    • Francesca Canty
    • Ed Curry
    • Laura Fox
    • Will Howells
    • Kathryn Hyde
    • Ben Kelly
    • Julia Kleinsteuber
    • Jaime Laity
    • Hannah Parker Smith
    • Judith Perkins
    • Kate Vlietstra
    • Sean Westwood

While we already have a small army supporting this show, it’s not too late to get involved in a backstage or production role (set construction, props, costume, hair/makeup, marketing, front of house), no matter what your experience. For more information, email geoids.sunset@gmail.com.

Sunset Boulevard will run each evening from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th October at the Bridewell Theatre, plus a Saturday matinee.

Pitching shows for 2016

With pre-production for Sunset Boulevard well under way, the committee are already looking ahead to 2016.

We’re kicking off the selection process for next year’s shows and have a pitch document available on request. If you want to be a part of a creative team for 2016, get in touch.

Our plan is to produce two full musicals and one cabaret/concert during 2016. We’ve pencilled in one full show for late May and we’re looking to stage the second between late October and early December.

The deadline for proposals is Monday 27 July so don’t delay! Request a proposal document today by emailing geoidsmusicaltheatre@gmail.com.

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