StageOne Christian Drama Cooperative Members
Each member of StageOne brings with them different skills and trades including sewing, arts and craft making, electrical and technical, stage light and sound, and of course talent and the will to "just have a go". We are always looking for anyone who can help and wants to get involved in a dramatics group.
Roger leads our comedy workshops and has helped to develop our ongoing Inside-Outside sessions - all the world's a stage - ha! ha! ha! Accents and funny walks as well as radical approaches to familiar bible stories and parables all make for great fun.
Roger has appeared in two of Michael Hale’s comedies, as the comically tyrannical father in "Michaelmas Daze", as the benign vicar in "Albert", and also played the tragic and deeply moving role of the monarch in "King Saul" and Nero’s despairing tutor and advisor, Burrhus, in Racine’s "Britannicus".
Roger has taken part in the following StageOne productions:
- Mother in "Treasure Island"
- The Duke in "The Thwarting Of Baron Bolligrew"
- The Duchess in "Alice in Wonderland"
- Widow Twankey in "Aladdin"
- Lord Roger in "Puss in Boots”
- Baroness Hardup in “Cinderella"
- Igor in "Beauty and The Beast"
John is a very talented member of StageOne both as actor, director, and technical man. John leads the technical workshops, drama from the saints and other quirky items from time to time. John. Happiest behind a big, analogue sound-desk!
John has appeared in two of Michael Hale’s comedies, King Saul and Britanicus.
John has appeared in the FHODS production of "The Begger's Opera" "A Christmas Carol".
John has taken part in the following StageOne productions:
- Mr Slyman in "Treasure Island"
- The White Rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland"
- Dandini, the Princes's servant, in "Cinderella"
Michael Hale - Leader of Play Reading Workshops
A number of Michael Hale’s comedies and church dramas have been seen in Folkestone over the last decade or so, raising many a laugh and several thousand pounds for local charities!
Many will recall comedies: ‘Collared!’, ‘Michaelmas Daze’ and ‘Albert’ and also church dramas: ‘Francis, ‘A Prodigal Son’ and ‘King Saul’
His translations of French classics have drawn high praise from experts in the field and, in performance, actors and audiences alike.
Church Outing, his previous comedy to Cinderella, dealing with contemporary church issues and controversies, won high praise from both Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Archbishop Rowan Williams who compared it to the work of David Hare.
Cinderella is his tenth play.
He is also the author of popular memoirs about growing up in his native Worcestershire, and of children’s adventure stories.
He has also written a children's adventure novel (The Secrets Of Venture Park) which has proved popular with children and adults alike and which can be purchased from Folkestone Library or ordered from Bookshops.