February News

One Act Play Festival

With the casting done and dusted for our much anticipated annual One Act Play Festival, rehearsals are off to a rip-roaring start. We bring you a delectably diverse variety of shows – no less than three shows per night, and all original scripts!

Franklin joins the stage once again with sister societies Protea Stage Management and Lefakgomo Youth Development Theatre, and we welcome Startime Players to the line-up this year.

The top two productions will perform again in the nail-biting finals on the last night of the festival. Be sure to diarise the show dates pronto so you don’t miss out!

Friday and Saturdays – 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th April 2019
6.30 for 7pm



The highly successful Skills Workshop held at the hall on Sunday 3rd oozed oodles of nifty tid-bits and imperative information cleverly combined with creative crafty fun and zany zeal! Massive thanks to all who attended and especially to Lisa Oswald for her invaluable expertise. We look forward to doing more workshops like these in the future, so be sure to watch this space!

Lisa Oswald hosted an acting skills workshop for members of Franklin Players


Mid-Year Show

This year we are looking to change things up a bit, move with the times and add some proverbial “spice” into our Franklin line-up… as such we have decided to shelve our traditional Mid-Year Farce in order to run with a Mid-Year Variety Show!

We are going to be looking for a wide range of different entertainment genres and pretty much anything goes – magic shows, skits, monologues, juggling, acrobatics, (insert talent here) – you name it! If you have something you would like to perform and are keen, come and show off your talents!

5th, 6th, 8th May 2019

26th & 27th July, 2nd & 3rd August 2019


Call for Paramedic


In order to remain compliant with our JOC requirements at the Rec Centre, we are expected to have a paramedic at every show we put on. Outsourcing of this currently is proving both difficult and rather expensive, so we are asking if any of our super resourceful members know of any paramedics who can help us out and attend our shows. Please also be aware that a medical operational plan is necessary.

So please please please put the feelers out there and let us know urgently!!


Events Calendar

Here is a preview of upcoming events and you can find more details on our website calendar – just look for this icon:

  • 5, 6, 12, 13 April
    Franklin & Friends One Act Play Festival
  • 5, 6, 8 May
    Auditions for our mid-year production
  • 26, 27 July, 2, 3 August
    Mid-year show
  • 18, 19, 21 August
    Auditions for our year-end production
  • 22, 23, 29, 30 November
    Year-end show
  • 1 December


Protea Stage Productions

Protea will be taking part in the Franklin & Friends One Act Play Festival with an original script called “Wonderland”. Follow Protea on Facebook


Startime Players

Startime will be entering the Franklin & Friends One Act Play Festival with two original scripts, dark comedy “How Chester Wiffle Made a Big Change in Things!” and musical drama “The Mess We Make”. Follow Startime Players on Facebook



Don’t miss the EADS Showcase on 29th and 30th March. All entries welcome. For further details please email Kathleen van Niekerk on kathleenvn24@gmail.com. Follow EADS on Facebook


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