This annual event, held in December and established in 2012, involves a cast and crew of over 120 and attracts audiences of over 900 people in its 3-day run. Every year, the tickets sell out earlier and earlier.
Weekly rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm (Adult cast only) and Sunday afternoons, 3-6.30pm (Youth cast and Adult cast). All rehearsals are at Crowborough Community Centre. A 'call sheet' will be created which sets out when each scene will be rehearsed, and which actors are needed for each rehearsal.
Cast Key Dates (in addition to weekly rehearsals)
Run-through (3 Sundays before production 1.00 - 7.00pm)
Tech rehearsal (2 Sundays before production 1.00 - 8.00pm)
Dress rehearsal 1 & 2 (1 Sunday before production 1.00 - 7.00pm)
Line Run (Thursday before production 7.30 - 9.30pm)
Productions (Fri eve, Sat - afternoon & eve, Sun - afternoon)
Want to get involved as a member of the crew? Everyone is welcome, new friends and old. If you’re interested in joining the team that puts on Crowborough’s biggest annual show, get in touch. Find the ‘essential reading’ document here , and an online survey to let us know you’re interested here. If you have any questions, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
It looks like a lot of fun on stage, and it is, but that's the culmination of months and months of work - work which is also fun! You can't be part of a show this large without a lot of commitment.
Depending in their role, crew work around the rehearsals but need to be present:
Directors, DSM, Sound Op:
These crucial roles are the present at every single rehearsal, first in and last out.
They are also present at Dry Tech and Lighting (LX rig).
2017 - Casting
The cast list for 2017's Jack and the Beanstalk:
Download the cast list here:
Important information for Jack and the Beanstalk 2017 - shared at auditions:
2017 - Important documents
Rehearsal documents - Rehearsals are underway!