in the tasting room, you can be guaranteed to find john halls creating blends and tasting before deciding on the secret tea blend recipe.
john is a very important person in the making your miles products.
auditions for 'the ghost train', performances may 8th - 11th at the rondo theatre, directed by gill morrell
monday 15th and tuesday 16th october at the rec pavilion 'the ghost train' is a comedy thriller, written in 1925 by arnold ridley, of 'dad's army' fame, who was for some years a member of bath drama.
as it is part of our centenary celebrations, 'the ghost train' will be set back to 1919. the rondo are keen to support our centenary, so there will probably be a gala performance and hopefully lots of publicity for what is, anyway, a very popular play.
set on a dark and stormy night in the waiting room of a remote cornish railway station, a group of stranded passengers (and the audience) are wound up gradually to a state of terror by the tales - and appearance - of a mysterious ghost train which kills anyone who sees it - until a fast-moving and, frankly, incredible denouement ends the play. the set, lighting, costumes and, especially, the sound plot are massively important to the atmosphere of the play so all offers of help in those areas will be welcome.
rehearsals will be from early february on sundays (late afternoon / early evening) and one mid week evening. missing the odd rehearsal is not necessarily a problem but everyone needs to be available from may 3rd.
the cast - playing ages are indicated but could be stretched.
richard winthrop, a businessman, 30+, short-tempered, about to leave his wife ...
elsie, 25+, bored with their marriage, aggressively sure of herself
charles murdock, 20 - 30, part of a failing family firm, so about to leave for the colonies, on his honeymoon with ... peggy, 20 - 25, fresh, innocent, trusting
miss bourne, 50+, a spinster travelling with her lovebirds in a cage, upright and teetotal, disapproves of modern young people. succumbs to brandy half way through the play
teddie deakin, 20 - 40, apparently a silly young(ish) man-about-town, facetious, irritating, very smartly dressed
saul hodgkin, station master, 40+, local accent, tells the ghost story to great effect, disappears for most of the second half of the play
herbert price, a local businessman, any age
julia price, his sister, 25 -
The large blue butterfly which was previously extinct in the uk has enjoyed its best summer on record.
the large blue is the largest and rarest butterfly in the uk.
numbers have reached around 25,000 adults this year, due to the right weather conditions over the past three years and conservation work at collard hill in somerset.
the right habitat was created by planting wild thyme, which the eggs are laid on and caterpillars feed on briefly before they head underground, and introducing ponies and cattle to carefully graze the site.
it’s now thought the uk has the largest population of this rare butterfly than anywhere else in the world. 🙌