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Welcome to Memorama

NOTICE TO PRESENT AND PAST MEMBERS

MEMORAMA is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in July 2014. It is proposed that we recognise this milestone by presenting an Evening of Celebration on Saturday 19th July 2014. The evening will consist of a festive look back over the more than 20 productions. As a past or current member of MEMORAMA we are delighted to invite you to participate in this exciting evening. You can be involved as part of the cast on stage or in a supportive backstage role. The plan is that there will be informal rehearsals during June and July culminating in a structured series of rehearsals building towards the performance on Saturday evening. As a guide, the final few days could look something like:

  • Friday             18th July 2014          Technical Run Through                    7.00pm
  • Saturday        19th July 2014           Dress Rehearsal                              2.00pm
  • Performance                                     7.30pm

Preparatory rehearsals would be on an ad hoc basis organised by the small participating groups.

If you would like to be part of this commemoration of the achievements of MEMORAMA over the last 10 years can you please confirm this by Wednesday 30th April 2014.  If we haven’t heard from you by this date, we will assume that you do not wish to take part in this celebratory evening.

If you are unable to take part in show but would like to attend the evening we will be sending out ticketing information in early June.

Best wishes

Robert

Robert Brierley
MEMORMAMA
robert@garthwen.org.uk
07831265205

It was in 1951 that Aberaeron last had a drama group. They called themselves the Amateur Dramatic and Play Reading Club and on March 17th 1951, their final performance consisted of two short plays -  “The Monkey’s Paw”, a thriller by W W Jacobs and “The Folly of Seithenyn”, based on the legend of Cantre’r Gwaelod by Ken Etheridge.

Therefore, after more than fifty years, the Memorial Hall, Aberaeron is to have an Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Group. The group is called “Memorama” and consists of local artistes from the Aberaeron area. Their first production, was a modern comedy by H Connolly called “Twelfth Man”. The action of the play is set in a small cricket pavilion in Tetford, West Yorkshire.  The Christmas production 2004 was Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows" adapted for stage by Alan Bennett. Music by Jeremy Sams. In the spring of 2005 the group embarked on the Agatha Christie Murder Mystery "A Murder is Announced", followed by four nights of John Mortimer's adaptation of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"  in December 2005. The Company ventured into the world of farcical comedy in June 2006 with Ray Cooney's "It Runs in the Family" followed by the heartwarming story of little Susan and Kris Kringle in "Miracle on 34th Street" Christmas 2006.

The Bicentenary Year of Aberaeron in 2007 saw four productions - Stage School performing Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, another comedy Ten Times Table by Alan Ayckbourn, and a unique perfomance of the dramatisation of the late Gareth Owen's lecture on the genesis of Aberaeron - My Dear Reverend Cousin - this was an open air performance at Monachty Mansion during the Bicentenary Festival Week.The Christmas production was another Dylan Thomas classic - A child's Christmas in Wales.

In 2008 our Christmas production was 'Pinnochio' the magical story by John Morley.

The Summer 2009 production will be 'Over My Dead Body' by Derek Benfield

The 2011 Winter Production was 'Treasure Island'

2012 Winter Production was 'Me and My Girl'

Spring 2012 Production was a 'Fair Exchange' a new comedy by Ed Brown

2013 Winter Production wasw 'The Darling Buds of May'

Spring 2013 Production was Calendar Girls

2014 Winter Production was the Musical Calamity Jane

Rehearsals for the spring production of Fawlty Towers will start on Tuesday 21st January 2014 at the Memorial Hall, Aberaeron at 7.00pm. Click here for further information on the production

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Contact Information

Telephone
01545 574934
Postal address
Memorama, Memorial Hall, South Road, Aberaeron Ceredigion SA46 0DP.
Electronic mail
General Information: info@aberaeronmemorialhall.org.uk
Sales:info@aberaeronmemorialhall.org.uk
Webmaster: robert@garthwen.org.uk