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----- The Graduate
By Cygnet Players

Cygnet Players present The Graduate

From Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th June

At Jubilee Theatre, Roehampton University, Digby Stuart Drive, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU
Performances nightly at 7.45pm.

Tickets, £14 (£12 concessions), can be bought from the Cygnet Players box office on 07941 448 689 or via www.cygnetplayers.com

Based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry | Adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson

It’s 1963 in California. Benjamin Braddock arrives home from college, wanting desperately to know what his purpose is in life. Along comes his father’s business partner’s wife, Mrs Robinson, who makes him an offer he can’t refuse. And so begins one of the most famous illicit affairs ever written. But will this be the solution that Benjamin is looking for? Should he follow his head, or his heart?

----- Les Miserables: Memoirs of Jean Valjean/ Brixham
By Laura / South Devon Player

Les Miserables; The Memoirs of Jean Valjean,

A dramatic new non-musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, takes to the stage in Torbay, over several days in September 2013  by an awardwinning Brixham theatre company.  
Les Miserables, set between 1815 and 1832, in France, tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean, who, after being imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread, breaks parole, becomes the mayor of a town and discovers redemption and love, while all the time ruthlessly pursued by the law. The story culminates on the streets of Paris in 1832, during the June uprising, when Marius, a young law student and revolutionary, falls in love with Jean’s adopted daughter Cosette, and Jean must save both Marius and himself.

Saturday September 21st
Doors open 2.30 for 3pm start (matinee) and 6.30 for 7pm start (evening)
Christian Community Centre, Fore Street, Brixham
Devon, TQ5 8DS

Tickets are £6 adults and £5 (children/means-tested benefits).

Tickets can be reserved for collection on the door by calling 07855 090589 (after 5pm), or emailing southdevonplayerstheatre@yahoo.co.uk.

More show and group information available on our website http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com

A production with a talented cast from across South Devon, The South Devon Players theatre company are an award-winning, completely non-profit community/ amateur theatre company founded in 2005, based in Brixham and featured on BBC 1 national television in January 2013. We mainly specialise in shows about local history, but sometimes expand to wider historical events (as in the case of this production) as well. We are family friendly, lively and welcoming to all who wish to be involved in theatre at any level. In the past, members have gone on to perform in major feature films, and train at RADA. Our membership ranges from age 10 to 65, and from professional performers to complete beginners, all of whom work as part of a team to create new exciting shows which are then brought to our local community.

Les Miserables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean is directed by one of the theatre company’s founders; Miss Laura J, who as well as being a professional performer and model in her own right, also holds a Masters degree in teaching performing arts, as well as degrees in film production, and photography – and has performed in another production of Les Miserables in the past, elsewhere. She is accompanied by Mrs Louise German, as assistant director.  Louise is the other co-founder of the South Devon Players, who has 40 years of community and amateur theatre experience in her own right.

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