We might not have been able to host a live 'Show-down" again this year but as promised, there was still plenty of news to share! Thank you to everyone who joined for our virtual 'Show and Tell' event, where we took a look back at the events of 2019/2020 and shared our exciting roadmap of events for 2021! If you weren't able to join us, please find the highlights below. If you'd like to see the presentation in full, or have any questions on any of our upcoming events, then do please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
Songs under the Summer Sun
CANNIZARO PARK, WIMBLEDON
29 JULY - 1 AUGUST 2021
The end of July will see our return to Cannizaro for Mayhem's 10th annual Shakespeare, the Tempest (slated originally for 2020, but sadly cancelled due to COVID-19). We will once again be under the stalwart creative leadership of the fabulous due Alex and Georgie (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and the production team from The Complete Works. As it's our 10th year, you can expect a few extras this year including a fabulous anniversary overlay for the Italian Gardens!
As social distancing will be a thing of the past, we will be back with a full capacity audience (fingers crossed), a cast of 15-20 and two matiness this year. Auditions will be held outdoors in May and the audition pack released in the coming weeks.
If you’d like to be involved in the production side whether that be costumes, props, marketing or simply donning a mayhem high vis jacket and helping to navigate audiences through the park – drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and join the team.
MICHAEL FRAYN THEATRE, KINGSTON
Mayhem is firmly committed to bringing Legally Blonde to the stage after being cancelled with just 2 weeks to go back in March last year. The production team are currently working with all of the parties involved in what is a large scale and complex production and are aiming to finalise new confirmed dates in the coming weeks.
We can however confirm that the show will be going ahead with the same creative team, at the same theatre, with the same cast (where possible) and same band. We will be working closely with the cast over the next few months and should any re-casting be required due to a change in circumstances, this will take place in June and July 2021.
Refresher rehearsals will begin in July with full company rehearsals resuming at the beginning of September so plenty of time for us all to get back in shape after all those deliveroos, build up that stamina again, re-learn to skip and fit back into those costumes.
We can't wait to get started again and due to the additional time we have been gifted, we will be back even bigger and better than before.