Bare Bones Recruit New Members
After two and a half years of sustained activity the company have won a strong reputation for it's productions around Herefordshire and beyond. However the group is well aware that reputations and followings can as quickly slip away if levels of activity and quality are not sustained. The task of mounting productions has until now, been undertaken by just a handful of people. Those original people remain with the company, and are as committed as ever to the principles that set us 'on ther rtoad' two and a half years ago. However, the workload associated with running the company and mounting touring productions has rested on just a few shoulders and whilst it's enormous fun,the time has come to share the load. Also we must give more variety to our audiences. The half dozen faces they've seen on stage so far are, of course, extremely handsome, but I'm sure they would welcome new ones.
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in helping this Ross-on-Wye based company in any way at all, be it acting, directing, set painting, trailer towing or making tea, just pphone the Bare Bones Box Office on 01981-540820
Bare Bones Youth are performing three short plays as the final evening's entertainment in the this year's County Drama Festival. A single competetive play, KEVIN, by Dave Baldwin is accompanied by two shorter pieces, PANTOMANIA and THE TEAM by the same author.
Our junior theatre section, Bare Bones Youth, once more took the Stennett Trophy as their performance of The Mystery Gift by Bill Tordoff was adjudged to be the best production by a youth company in this years Herefordshire County Drama Festival held at The Courtyard theatre, Hereford.
'Us and Them' by David Campton and 'Titanic' by David Foixton were the two plays entered by Bare Bones Youth to the 2011 Herefordshire County Drama Fewstival. The twenty-five young actors were rewarded with the Kathleen Dade Memorial Trophy.
The 2009 County Festival dates coincided with other production commitments preventing our youth section from competing in last year's festival. However, 2010 saw the group return to the competition with their two winter productions:' Rabbit' by David Foxton and 'You, Me and Mrs Jones' by Tony Horitz. 'Mrs Jones' fielded a cast of twenty-two and fifteen of that cast then appeared in 'Rabbit'. Both casts performed well and it was 'Rabbit' which took the Stennett Trophy as the best youth production in the festival.
Bare Bones Youth made a little bit of history by being the first youth team in the 71years of the Hereford County Drama Festival, to take first place and go on to compete in the Western Division Finals of the All England competition.
Both the senior and youth sections of Bare Bones celebrated Christmas 2007 with a party this year.
After two and a half years in existence the company feels the need to recruit more members to sustain the level of activity in its adult and youth sections.
A group of Bare Bones members and friends met at the magnificent Bishopswood House to celebrate in a Dickensian style.
After winning the Herefordshire County Drama Festival this David Mamet play has won through to the Central England Final.
We win the Herefordshire County Drama Festival and take four other major awards
Three entries in the Herefordshire One-Act Play Festival
"Stepping Out" raises money for Children in Need
We have been awarded a Lottery Grant for the
purchase of portable staging.