Can you think on your feet while an audience is LAUGHING? Do you have a good sense of COMIC TIMING? Are you full of ideas for things that are FUNNY? RMDS is recruiting for the 2024 Soiree cast and that could be YOU!

Date: Tuesday 14th May 2024

Time: from 7.30 pm

Venue: to be confirmed

A workshop evening is planned to consist of the following:

* Introduction to the Creative Team (Charlotte Hockey, Charlie Squires and Julian Peckham)

* History of the Soirée

* Outline of changes to recruitment process inclusive of all RMDS members

* Warm up game

* Improvisation games

* Informal sing and movement to ‘We Go Together’ from Grease

Please come prepared to tell us a joke you think will make us laugh PLUS an idea for a joke or situation you believe might make a good front-of-curtain sketch for two or three people. The Soirée is a collaborative effort, so everyone’s ideas are valuable.  Don’t panic, though – it’s intended to be an informal event. Some drinks and nibbles will be supplied.  Soirée rehearsals start in earnest in August after the Summer Show (Mondays and Wednesdays) but in the lead-up to that we have planning meetings on Tuesdays a couple of times a month where we create the framework for the show in preparation to get started – as already stated, it’s a collaborative effort so you’ll be expected to contribute to these meetings too.

Show week commences Monday 28 October 2024.

If you’d like to come along to the workshop please message Charlotte on 0797 419 50288 or email by Friday 3rd May 2024.

The Creative Team, overseen by RMDS chairman Mark Bodger, will reserve the right to recruit a cast it believes will produce a funny, balanced show for the autumn.