The Stevenage Lytton Players

The Erpingham Camp
By Joe Orton
27th November to 30th November 2013
The Lytton Theatre Stevenage
Directors - Cat Nicholls & Ben Willis
Producer - Allie Neal


Box Office:   01438 357407

The Stevenage Lytton Players Autumn 2013 Drama Production was The Erpingham Camp performed at the Lytton Theatre.

About the Show Information
John (Joe) Orton was born in Leicester in 1933 and, after holding several unfulfilling jobs, successfully applied to RADA in 1950 where he first turned his hand to writing for screen and stage.

His plays all reflect his own dark sense of humour and cynicism and, during his short but prolific career, he shocked, outraged and amused audiences with several scandalous black comedies.  After the critical and financial success of such parodies and satires as The Ruffian on the Stair and Entertaining Mr Sloane, he scripted The Erpingham Camp for television, before adapting it for the stage.

Background to The Erpingham Camp
The Erpingham Camp is Orton’s most political play. In it, a respectable group of English campers are innocently settling into a Butlins-style holiday camp before catastrophe strikes and they find themselves fighting against the camp's totalitarian leader.  It was written in the mid-sixties but we are setting it a decade later.

Read-thrus & Auditions Information
Read-thrus - Tuesday 30th April and Tuesday 7th May at 7.30pm prompt.  You need only attend ONE read-thru but are welcome to come to both.
- Tuesday 14th May at 7.30pm prompt. The audition will be two-part:- participation in an improvised workshop led by Ben and Cat and reading a set piece.  Audition pieces will be available to take away at the read-thru.  If you cant make this date it is essential you speak to Ben/Cat before 14th May 2013.  The Audition will be, by its nature, an open audition with Cat and Ben (and possibly Allie) on the Panel.
Rehearsals - Commence Tuesday 21st May 2013 at 7.30pm prompt. Any questions please ask Cat 07791404112, Ben 07732100210 or Allie 07946 242234

Ticket prices:  £8.50 (£6.50c)

Box Office: 01438 357407

Performances start at 7:45pm