We are holding our AGM on Wednesday 8th March at 7:30pm in the United Reformed Church hall (Bethel). Everyone is welcome to attend and find out about the work we have done this year and what is to come in the following 12 months.
It is also a chance for you to become a member for the annual subscription of £5. This will entitle you to have a voice in the meeting and to get involved.
We also have some roles within the society which need to be filled;
Marketing Team Member:
Currently headed by Emma Higham, our marketing team is on the lookout for new members who can bring innovative ideas on how we can increase our audience size and make the most out of each production. The team is responsible for the running of our social media (facebook, twitter), our website, e-mail, mailshots, posters and any other marketing campaign.
Chaperones look after the interest of our younger cast members. They make sure that tasks given to the cast are suitable. Allocation of this role is subject ot successful CRB check and will include a short training session on the Bethel Crowd's Safegaurding procedure.
We are always on the look out for members who play instruments so we can perform using live music.
Production team members:
We are always ready to accept applications for potential directors, musical directors, choreographers and production secretaries. These are the essential roles to be undertaken in order to produce performances. People are assigned these roles on a show by show basis.
Our costume department is currently down to only one member. This team is responsible for creating are acquiring suitable costumes for every show. If you are a wizard on the sowing machine or an ebay bargain hound, this role is right for you.
You can put your name forward to be involved in any of these positions, or to just be a member of the committee, at the AGM are contact us via email.
Here is a link to the Minutes of the last AGM and the agenda for this AGM
Bethel Crowd AGM – Chairperson’s report 2017
Welcome everyone to our 2017 AGM
Thanks to everyone who has helped us to make a success out of this year. We have put on some very challenging shows throughout the past 12 months. I believe it is a record number of productions this year; ‘Directing Dilemma’, ‘Wind in the Willows’, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Puss in Boots’ in addition to a quiz night. Needless to say, all of those involved in the committee are exhausted.
It was great to perform a play written by a member of the society. Tom must be given a lot of credit for the work he put into ‘Directing Dilemma’ not least of which was making sure that anybody who wanted a part got one. A great time was had by all and it really started our season with a bang!
Then we had the wonderful ‘Wind in the Willows’ which brought us many new Youth members, some of whom were truly outstanding in their roles. As our Junior Workshop is getting more and more popular it is getting difficult to accommodate everyone on stage. We really struggled this year with the numbers and it has led to us making the decision, alongside chaperoning ratios, to cap out productions at 24 members.
After our trip to the English country side we went to Urban Skid Row in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. This production was a fantastic achievement made by 1st time director (musicals) Emma Dobinson and her cast. Having a live band was fantastic and even bringing a full motorcycle in. We think the vocals and dancing were outstanding and it is such a shame that we struggled to sell the tickets for various reasons.
We also had a lovely Christmas Show with some children starring in their own ‘Silent Night’ due to the amount of interest in the pantomime. The children involved in this were fantastic and have learnt many valuable skills throughout the process. Well done!
Finally, of course, we had our pantomime; Puss In Boots. Dedicated to two fantastic people whom we have lost this year and the last time we will see Will playing his lovable Dame, it most certainly was a bittersweet production. Again, a massive thank you to all the cast and crew who worked so hard to get the show off the ground.
Of course, we also had a successful Quiz Night, hosted by Hazel Bumby who always makes sure it is a fabulous night.
This year we have our murder mystery (Mutiny & Murder), Cinderella & Rockerfella, You Can’t Stop the Beat and Aladdin all currently in production ready for this season.
Thank you for your continued support in helping to make The Bethel Crowd a success.