June 22, 2016
‘Grave Concerns’ – playreading
Cheriton Players staged a ‘first’ to be proud of this week when we held our very first rehearsed play reading with an audience. Some 50 people, mainly members and loyal audience, came along to hear the first public airing of ‘Grave Concerns’, a brand new comedy written by Craig Robb, a regular performer himself on the Cheriton stage. Performed in the semi-round, to break with tradition and in order to involve the audience more, and with the minimum of props and stage directions, the cast of seven told of Mark and Deborah on holiday in Lake Como, celebrating Mark’s father’s 80th birthday with Mark’s sister Ruth and partner Ted. Mark’s near death experience when he falls and bangs his head brings him into contact with a spirit, whose task is to take Mark and Ruth’s dad to the ‘other side’. Apparently the spirit is happy to take another soul instead but this leads Mark with the dubious task of finding someone to murder… If you came to the reading and would like to feedback your thoughts to Craig, click here.