Prattle January 2019

In this issue: Happy New Year to you all; All the Milly’s nominations so pull out your rubies and pearls and  book now for the Milly’s Awards on February 16;Still time to audition for the SA premiere of new show  And Then What?; what’s happening in community theatre in Cape Town….

I hope you all had a wonderful Festive Season and holiday and you’re ready to be involved with everything on offer at the Playhouse in 2019, our exciting anniversary Year.

First up is our annual in-house Awards evening THE MILLY’S AWARDS when we will also celebrate the 40thbirthday of Milnerton Players and the 30th anniversary of Milnerton Playhouse.
This will be a walk down memory lane with musical interludes from past shows between the awards presentations. The dress code is glamorous with rubies & pearls, real or fake, or just incorporate the colours of them in your outfit.
Nominees will  receive an official invitation from our secretary and we hope you will all be able to attend, along with the casts and crews of all the shows in 2018, plus many of our other members and friends.

There is no charge for this special occasion but booking is essential for everyone for catering purposes.  Please book online at or you can e-mail by latest Tuesday 12 February.

Congratulations to all our nominees!


Auditions are underway, so if you are interested in auditioning for a part, then there’s still time to contact the director, Werner Steffen. Werner successfully directed our 2018 production, Dangerous Obsession, and this play, written by him, will première at the end of March this year.

4 young and dynamic Thespians are required for the following roles:
FIONA – Divorcée and too cynical for her age
BRYAN – Gay Jewish professional
ANNE – A bride to be
BARMAN – The gay bartender with an eye on Bryan
Actors between the ages of 25 and 35 are encouraged to contact Werner for more details at


Saturday 12 January                 AUDITIONAND THEN WHAT?  @ 13h30
Saturday 16 February               RUBIES  & PEARLS
                                                  Our Fabulous Forty  & Thriving Thirty Celebrations
                                                  2018 MILLY’S AWARDS
Monday 25 February                CATA AWARDS at the Masque Theatre
28 March to 13 April                 AND THEN WHAT?
Friday 26 April                          MILNERTON PLAYERS AGM
24 May to 8 June                      HAY FEVER


It’s the season for awards, both amateur and professional, and next up on the local community theatre calendar is the prestigious CATA AWARDS (Cape Amateur Theatre Awards)
These will take place at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg on Monday 25 February.
We will wait with bated breath for the nominations for the many shows produced in 2018 by all the societies involved. These should be out by the end of January, together with booking details.
Booking is also essential for this evening as seating is limited.

That’s all for now. Book now for a place at our Milly’s Awards and anniversary celebration evening on 16 February.

Artscape Theatre
Pinelands Players presents

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