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BareBones Youth Past Production

A one-act double bill:
Domby Dom & The Musicians

Nick Warburton & Patrick Marber

With thirty-two young people and a requirement to cast all of them in two one-act plays, play selection becomes really quite challenging. However we were fortunate in identifying two good short plays, one of which was best suited to the younger members, (Domby-Dom), and the other to our young teenagers. It therefore became relatively easy to cast the major parts in each play by reference initially to age and size. Our objective was to perform both plays in our youth 'home' in Goodrich, then to take one of them, The Musicians, to the Hereford County Drama Festival. In the event and at the request of the Festival committee, both plays were entered in order to round out the number of Festival entries.


The Cast of Domby Dom by Nick Warburton


The Musicians by Patrick Marber

The Cast

1/ 2nd Viola
2/ 2nd Oboe
3/ 3rd Violin
4/ 1st Cello
5/ 2nd Trumpet
6/ 1st Basoon
7/ Timpani
8/ 1st Trumpet
9/ 1st Tuba
10/ 2nd Violin
11/ 2nd Flute
12/ 2nd Clarinet
13/ 6th Violin
14/ 1st Flute
15/ 1st french Horn
16/ 2nd Trombone
17/ 2nd Cello
18/ 4th Violin
19/ 1st Oboe
20/ 3rd French Horn
21/ 2nd Double Bass
22/ 1st Viola
13a/ Roland
13b/ Alex
13c/ 1st Double Bass
Helper 1/ 3rd Cello
Helper2/ 5th Violin
Helper3/1st Trombone
Rat / 1st Violin
Rat / 1st Clarinet
Rat / 2nd French Horn
Rat / 2nd Basoon
Kayah Worrall
Jessica Hunt
Sarah Lester
Katherine Wills
James Bonehill
Emily Banks
Elliott Holden
Jonny Buck
Jacob Timms
Jasmine Jones
Georgina Watling
Lewis Jones
Abigail Frankland
Jessica Sleeman
Anna Dawdell
Rebecca Henshall
Phoebe Mills
Hannah Meek
Rhys Owen
Anna Bennett
Abbe Beddard
Jack Whittaker
James Lester
Oliver Bartle
Dave Shaw
Emily Thomas
Effie Seal
Amber Rudge
Alison Raine
Clare Symonds
Emma Leeman
Lilly Collins

Director: Dave Baldwin

 

The Crew

Stage Manager Richard Worrall
Sound & Lighting Charles Wintour
Assistant
Stage Managers

Margaret Baldwin
Loraine Worrall
Stella Truscott

Costume Penelope Timms
Music Coach George and Georgia
 

 

Ian Hughes "The Ross Gazette" 20th February 2008

BARE BONES COMPANY PERFORM AT GOODRICH

The ever-enterprising Bare Bones Theatre Company staged two short plays in Goodrich Village Hall last week. It was performed by the youth section consisting of over thirty young people, aged from eight to fourteen.

Domby Dom by Nick Warburton involved the attempts by a group to put on a performance for us, the audience. Without a script or many actors it had to be improvised and the cast "recruited" from the audience. A frenetic and innovative plot evolved, after discussion and arguments, with a theme of adventure, an intergalatic football final at Wenbley stadium (still to be completed). There were goodies and their teddy bears (Return of the Teddi), baddies with their gang of rats, car chases and a final victory of good over evil. The cast's obvious enjoyment of working as a team shone through.

The second play, The Musicians by Patrick Marber, concrned the members of a bickering school orchestra from Ross, preparing to play Tchiakovsky in front of an elite audience in Moscow. Their young conductor, Roland, already apprehensive about his abilities, is constantly interrupted in his preparation by Alex the hall cleaner, a man obsessed by his rock music hero, the Pinball Wizard.

Roland's frustrations come to a head when the instruments are impounded at customs after a spliff is detected. Instead of abandoning the performance, the orchestra decide to forget their various differences and play without their instruments. With the help of Alex to explain to the audience the reason for this unique concert, they receive appreciative applause. As a result, all get their rewards in their own way.

Both plays were well directed by Dave Baldwin who brought a great deal of involvement from the lively and attractive cast, every member of which seems to have at least one or two lines to say, though from such a crowded stage some words are inaudible at the rear of the hall. Oliver Bartle and James Lester work gave convincing performances as cleaner and conductor in the second play, achieving a rapport, arising from mutual need.

The audience of parents and friends enjoyed the performances which clearly involved much hard work for which the cast and crew deserve congratulations.

These plays are being entered in the annual Herefordshire County Drama Festival at the Courtyard Theatre on March 13th.

They deserve to find honours there and it is hoped they receive all the support they should have. Why not go to see them for yourselves.

 

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Past Productions

Two plus One

by Dave Baldwin

18th - 20th February 2016

Pictures,  Kevin  &  Billy

by Dave Baldwin

20th - 22nd August 2015

Quest for a Play
Rabbit

by Geraldine O'Neill
David Foxton

19th - 21st February 2015

KOHL

by Sharon Cromwell and the Droichead Youth Theatre

28th - 30th August 2014

Around the World with Class Six
A Memory of Lizzie

by Nick Warburton
     David Foxton

February 2014

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare adapted by Dave Baldwin

August 2013

HENRY V Revisited

by Dave Baldwin & William Shakespeare

February 2013

HENRY V

William Shakespeare

August 2012

"The Mystery Gift" & "All You Need"

by Bill Tordoff & Dave Baldwin

March 2012

HAMLET

by William Shakespeare

September 2011

"US AND THEM" and "TITANIC"

by David Campton and David Foxton

24th - 26th February & 10th March 2011

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

2nd Septmber 2010

"You, Me and Mrs Jones" and "Rabbit"

by Tony Horitz and David Foxton

16th - 20th February 2010

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

3rd September 2009

"2B or not 2B" & "Castle Royal"

by Bill Tordoff

February 2009

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

14th August 2008

Herefordshire County Drama Festival

March 2008

Domby Dom / The Musicians

by Nick Warburton & Patrick Marber

February 2008

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

August 2007

"Peter and the Wolf Brothers" & "The Roman Float"

by Peter Terson

February 2007

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

August 2006

Our Day Out

by Willy Russell

February 2006

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

August 2005

Around the World with Class Six

by Nick Warburton

March 2005

Bugsy Malone

by Alan Parker

February 2005