March 2003 - An Evening of Sketches
"The Ox Fodder Crisis" by Sue Stafford; "Zoo Perspectives" by The Semi-Circle Writers Group; "War Fuel" by Susannah Todd; "Bus Ride" by Chris Comerci; "Mobile Mania" by Joy Scherer
"The Ox Fodder Crisis" by Sue Stafford - "Zoo Perspectives" by The Semi-Circle Writers Group - "War Fuel" by Susannah Todd - "Bus Ride" by Chris Comerci - "Mobile Mania" by Joy Scherer
The Semi-Circle broke new ground by holding its first Sketch Evening: It was the first time an evening’s entertainment was completely written by Semi-Circle members.
Venue: The refectory of the Elizabethan church
28 March 2003
Organised by John Stafford.
The Ox Fodder Crisis written and directed by Sue Stafford
Julia Susan Aeschbach
Phelan Michael Clarke
Rufus Alex Santos
Scapula Andrew Thomson
Scapula, a Roman overlord in ancien tBritain, has his mind on winning the chariot race; his wife Julia would rather concentrage on that gorgeous Nubian slave she just has to have. The last thing they want is trouble with the local Brits who are getting agitated about some kind of price increase ...
Mobile Mania by Joy Scherer
Alice Joy Scherer
Becky Suzan Wilson
is sure that at her age she can live quite happily without a mobile
phone. As Becky tries to convince her otherwise Alice's curiosity gets
the better of her - with some unexpected consequences ...
Zoo Perspectives by the Semi-circle Writers Group
Polar Bear Yvonne Fenn
Giraffe Lea Mougoyannis
Robin Mary Sinnott
Lioness Diana Zuger
from the hot African Savannah, Giraffe finds herself in the Zoo. Old
hand Polar Bear takes a motherly interest in her adjustment to her new
situation. But, then, the Lioness comes up with a new scheme to change
their whole situation, with the help of lively Robin.
War Fuel by Susannah Todd
First Woman Ann Allen
Child Josie Cox
Second Woman Sandra Roche
Priest J.-P. Lang
Third Woman Diana Zuger
Man Michael Wilkinson
Servant Susannah Todd
Narrator Zuzana Cox
War Fuel explores how war affects civilians.
This particular piece deals with the Second World War.
Bus Ride by Valerie Walder
Charlie, the driver Michael Wilkinson
Nell Joy Scherer
Dot Valerie Walder
Drunk Peter Hilton
Susan, a mother Zuzana Cox
Linda, a single girl Ann Allen
Edward Allan Holland
Policeman Peter Hilton
A couple of Cockney ladies, a charming gentleman, a drunk and two young women take a bus ride with Charlie the driver along a usually uneventful London bus route. This time, however, not all the passengers are what they seem. Come along and join them for the ride...