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ABC Drama

The ABC Drama Club started in 1991, when a group of people from Afonwen, Babell and Caerwys decided to form a committee. The play is usually staged in November, and held in the Caerwys Town Hall, with rehearsals beginning many months prior. Apart from the actors, there are many local people who help in other ways, such as with the costumes, stage effect, make up and lighting.

 

Contact details for the ABC Drama Committee

 

Chairman

Mick Hawes

Tel: 01352   721157

E-mail: mickhawes@btinternet.com 

Secretary

Richard Jenkins

 

  E-mail: Richard.jenkins@theannsavvagroup.com

Treasurer

Phillip Parry

Tel: 01352   720547

E-mail: phillip@caerwys.com

 

 

ABC Drama Production - April 2018

'Passion Wagon'

by Colin Barrow

Passion Wagon - 2018

 When kind-hearted Brian and his long-suffering wife Stella treat his mum to a fortnight’s holiday in their touring caravan in Wales

– what could possibly go wrong?

It’s not just the stormy weather outside that makes tempers fray to breaking point. But will the bitter winds of mum-in-law Florrie chill everyone’s ardour or will passion prevail and have the last word in this racy caravan caper? 

It’s 1993 and the action takes place in the touring caravan of Stella and Brian Watts, sited on a run-down coastal caravan park.

Today is the eleventh day of their holiday.

 Act One

Scene 1 – Morning

Scene 2 – Afternoon

Act Two

Scene 1 – Early evening

Scene 2 – A little later

Scene 3 – 11.30pm

  Cast & Production Crew

Passion Wagon Cast - April 2018

 

Cast

 Florrie Watts - Sonia Hawes

Brian - David Grieve 

Stella - Alison Roberts          

Amy - Stephanie O’Hare

Sam Pritchard - Michael Berry

Tony - Sam Rogers

Stanley - Richard Jenkins

Paula - Erica Burney

Cast - (Left to right) - Amy - Stephanie O’Hare / Tony - Sam Rogers / Florrie Watts - Sonia Hawes / Sam Pritchard - Michael Berry / Stella - Alison Roberts / Brian - David Grieve / Paula - Erica Burney / Stanley - Richard Jenkins

Production Crew - Director - Alison Roberts / Producer - Mick Hawes / Stage Manager - Kris Chambers / Set Construction - Sam Rogers, George Gallagher, Carol Gallagher / Cast and Crew Costume and Props - Kris Chambers / Sound/Lighting - Stephen Copple / Publicity/Rehearsal Prompt - Chrissie Clewes / Front of House/Raffle - Jane Copple 

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There was no ABC production held in 2017

 

 

'And there's more'...........

A Night of Variety

2016 

 After the success of the 2015 triple bill "Cradle to the Grave", casting problems made it look as if there might not be a 2016 production. ABC implemented Plan B and invited friends in the town to join them in a variety show - "and there's more". The response was magnificent resulting in a great mixture of song, spoken word, humour, music and drama. The latter provided by two extracts from a play set at a slimming group. The show played to full houses on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November 2016 and was warmly received (Mick Hawes)

The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God – Brian Lord

Girl with her Uke – Gabbi Roberts

The Spoken Word – Gwen Jones & Meirwen Davies

Those were the Days – Alice Ward (accompanied by Tim Biddle)

Introducing….’Elfys Prees-Leigh’

 

  ABC Drama presents….’Love Me Slender’

Scene: A weight loss group

Time: The last meeting before Christmas

Cast

Lucinda: Sonia Hawes

Celia: Gwen Jones

Claudette: Katie Eley

Rosie: Gabbi Roberts

Siobhan: Alison Roberts

Interval

Part 2 

‘Love Me Slender’ (continued) 

Time: One month later

 

Introducing….’Ray Orbitsun’ – Michael Berry

At the Drop of a Hat – Tim Biddle, Brian Lord and Carys Biddle

Its in the Book – Mick Hawes

Old Shep – Michael Berry

The Lady with the Voice – Erica Burney

 

Compere – George Gallagher

Producer – Mick Hawes

Lighting / Sound – Richard Gallagher / DJ Rusty

Stage Manager – Kris Chambers

Set Construction – Gareth Parry & Kris Chambers


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ABC Drama Production - 2015

'From The Cradle To The Grave'

Three 'One Act' Plays

by local writers / directors

“Fetch The Breadknife”

by Mick Hawes and Peter Kennan.

An alternative memoir of Midwifery in the 1950’s.
Old Penny recalls when she was a young midwife in the 1950’s based in a Convent in the East End of London. If it goes well tonight, we are going to pitch it to the BBC  as a Sunday evening drama series.
 
Cast
 
Policeman - Brian Lord
Young Penny - Becky Shields
Sister Harmonica - Alison Roberts
Sister Sensible - Sonia Hawes
Girl - Becca Blackwell
Floor Manager - Mick Hawes
And featuring the voice of Maralynn Hunter as Old Penny

Fetch the bread knief

Where theres a Will

“Where There’s A Will”
 
by George Gallagher.

The Cooper family, consisting of Granddad, his late son Fred, who had an unfortunate accident resulting is his untimely death, Mabel, Fred’s wife and their two sons, Mark and Spencer are gathering for Fred’s funeral. A chaotic day ensues whilst they desperately try to find his ‘last will and testament’ to see who will get the ‘Family

Cast

Mabel - Sarah Dixon
Mark - David Grieve
Spencer - Richard Jenkins
Molly, the Maid - Becca Blackwell
Granddad - Michael Berry
Dolly Bird - Caroline Williams
Vicar - Mick Hawes
Mr Crow, the Undertaker - George Gallagher
Betty, the Office Clerk - Sonia Hawes
Barmaid - Becky Shields
Mr Jones; the Bank Manager - Eryl Davies
Funeral Guest - Gwen Jones
Detective Inspector - Brian Lord

"The Waiting Room"

by David Grieve.

Harry stumbles into a nondescript waiting room with no idea how or why he got there. The only other inhabitants are a slightly frosty receptionist called Dolores, and Ged, an enigmatic man who also seems to be waiting for something. Gradually the picture becomes clearer with the entrance of Rita and confirms the unlikely conclusion that Ged has been forced to reach. However, the arrival of the absurd Jeremy and Alison force Harry to reconsider everything and ask himself "what's it all about?"

Cast

Dolores - Liz Grieve
Harry - Rob Maundrell
Woman - Becky Shields
Ged - Richard Jenkins
Rita - Sonia Hawes
Alison - Sarah Dixon
Jeremy - Michael Berry

The Waiting Room

The Local Directors

Production Crew

Directors - Mick Hawes, David Grieve & George Gallagher (as left picture)

Producer - Kris Chambers 

Lighting/Sound Richard Gallagher and DJ Rusty

Stage Manager - Gareth Parry

Set Construction - Gareth Parry, Kris Chambers

Cast and Crew Costumes & Props - Murray Taylor, Kris Chambers, Katie O'Connor

 

ABC Drama Production 2014

'Season's Greetings'

by Alan Ayckburn

Seasons Greetings

Now we don't want to start Christmas like this, do we?  Cheating at Snakes & Ladders, fighting over comic books…Christmas has arrived in the Bunker household along with family and friends. But as the children lurk just out of sight, it is the adults who are letting the side down.  Presiding over the festivities are two warring Uncles, one a kindly, incompetent Doctor with an interminable puppet show to perform; the other a bullying retired security guard who dominates the TV, brings toy guns for his nieces and determines there is a thief in their midst.

 The action takes place in the home of Neville and Belinda Bunker.

 The year is 1973. 

 Act One

Scene 1     Christmas Eve, 7.30pm

Scene 2     Christmas Day, Noon

Scene 3     Christmas Day, Midnight 

Act Two

Scene 1     Boxing Day, 3.30pm

Scene 2     December 27th, 5.15am

Cast & Production Crew

ABC Drama  -  2014 Cast

Cast 

Neville Bunker - Sion Huw Davies

Belinda (his wife) - Rebecca Blackwell

 Phyllis (his sister) - Kate Jones

 Harvey (his uncle) - Michael Berry

 Bernard (Phyllis' husband) - Eryl Davies

Rachel (Belinda's sister) - Sarah Dixon

Eddie - David Grieve

 Pattie (Eddie's wife) - Elizabeth Burnside

 Clive Morris - Richard Jenkins

Cast - (Left to right) - Eryl Davies / Elizabeth Burnside / (Roger Jenkins)  / Sarah Dixon / Richard Jenkins / David Grieve / Rebecca Blackwell / Sion Huw Davies / Michael Berry / Kate Jones

Production Crew - Director - Geraint Jones / Producer - Kris Chambers / Lighting/Sound - Geraint Jones / DJ Rusty / Stage Manager - Kris Chambers / Set Construction - Gareth Parry / Roger Jenkins / Cast, Props & Costumes - Murray Taylor, Jeni Taylor & Kris Chambers / Prompt - Elizabeth Jenkins

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There was no ABC production held in 2013

Drinking Habits

 

ABC Drama Production 2012

Drinking Habits ( A Farce ) by Tom Smith

The 2012 ABC Drama production, was performed at the Caerwys Town Hall on Thursday 8th November, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November. The performances were a sellout for the three evenings.

Accusations, mistaken identities and romance run wild in this traditional, laugh out loud farce.

Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail.

They go undercover but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down.

Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

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The Cast of ' Drinking Habits '

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( Roger - bell ringer )  -  Richard  -  Becca  -   Kate  -  Eryl  -  Sarah  -  Iain  -  Louise  -  Sarah

Sister Philamena

Sister Augusta

George

Mother Superior

Paul 

Sally

Sister Mary Catherine

Father Chenille

Louise Carus

Sarah Wilson

Richard Jenkins

Kate Jones

lain Wood

Sarah Dixon

Becca Blackwell

Eryl Davies

The Production Crew

Director

Producer

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

Set Construction

Costumes & Props

Prompt

Geraint Jones

Kris Chambers

Gareth Parry

Steve Wilson, Iain Wood & Richard Jenkins

Gareth Parry & Steve Wilson

Christine Melsher & Kris Chambers

Liz Jenkins

Gareth  -  Geraint  -  Steve

Gareth, Geraint & Steve

Gareth & Kris

Gareth & Kris

Liz

Liz

Christine

Christine

The Audience  -  and a real ' Member of the Clergy '

The Audience  -  2012

The Venerable Chris Potter  -  Thanks the Cast

The Venerable Chris Potter Rector of Caerwys ( Archdeacon of St. Asaph )

Thanked the cast for an enjoyable production & evening and wondered if he should

not have worn his ' Dog Collar '

The Audience  -  2012

Caerwys ABC Drama Club