Good Friday ‘Walk of Witness’ virtual street theatre
For almost 30 years, Charlton Kings Community Players have contributed a short drama during the Good Friday Walk of Witness through the village. The performance usually takes place in the Church Piece precinct and various themes have been explored. Most of the sketches have been written by local people. This one imagines a conversation between the Archangels Gabriel & Michael as they observe the unfolding events on that first Good Friday.
For more information see ‘Forthcoming’.
Would you like to see your idea come to life on stage?
The CKCP encourage all theatre-related disciplines, not just performing. So we would like to invite any creative writers in the community to submit a scene or short sketch based around the theme “Summer”, to be performed (in person or virtually) later this year.
Submissions should be not more than10 minutes in performance time and can include any number of parts.
Everyone is welcome to get involved, whatever your experience, so why not have a go and see what stories you have to tell?
Your submission should be sent in electronic format (Word or a PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 May 2021 and you will be contacted after 1 June 2021.
Players’ video library links of productions
‘Josh on Trial’ – Charlton Kings Churches Good Friday ’Walk of Witness’ street theatre in Church Piece Precinct
Full video 4.28 mins
‘Let Us Be Merry 2020’ – A Christmas Celebration
Full video 57.06 mins
Since April groups of people have met using the video conferencing tool Zoom for play readings. We’ve enjoyed an amazing range of plays from Shakespeare, to traditional pantomime, and in August an adaption written in 1906 of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was an opportunity for individuals to try their hand at various character parts.
Recent ones are available from this web site and our latest was in April this year which brings you up to date with our recent productions.
Resuming ‘live’ performance
We will be looking at how best to put on our first ‘live’ production since the restrictions using our usual local venues.
We send our best wishes to our members and supporters. Please keep safe and well.