Digital Archive:Oral history clips, Community plays (2013 – 2015)

A series of clips describing some of CFTs productions that have involved members of the local community

Community plays

Pictured above from L to R: Cavalcade, 1985, The Barchester Chronicles, 2000 & The Devil’s Dancing Hour, 2002

Auditioning for Cavalcade, Rob Hall.
Former Youth Theatre member Rob Hall describes auditioning for Cavalcade as a child with his brother.

Getting a role in The Devil’s Dancing Hour, Prue Sokell
Patron of the Theatre and volunteer, Prue Sokell tells us how she landed a speaking part in the 2002 production of The Devil’s Dancing Hour

Understudying The Barchester Chronicles, Beryl Flemming.
Long term CFT patron and volunteer Beryl Flemming describes being called to perform in The Barchester Chronicles whilst she was understudying a part in 2000

Inspiration for the opening scene of The Barchester Chronicles, Roger Redfarn
Director Roger Redfarn talks about his inspiration for the opening scene of The Barchester Chronicles in 2000

Performing in the opening scene of The Barchester Chronicles, Beryl Flemming.
Long term CFT patron and volunteer Beryl Flemming describes performing in the opening scene of the community play The Barchester Chronicles in 2000

Directing community plays, Roger Redfarn.
Director Roger Redfarn explains why he chose to be involved in two of the community plays in 2000 & 2002 at CFT and how the community were involved

Email heritage@cft.org.uk for access to the full oral history interviews or click the files below to read the available summaries.

All interviews were recorded between 2013 and 2015, CFT digital archive

Interview summary Beryl Flemming PIOOH002
Interview summary John Gale PIOOH031
Interview summary Robert Hall PIOOH028
Interview summary Roger Redfarn PIOOH032

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