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Amazing comedy in Stone for just one week this September: One Man, Two Guvnors.

Presented for just one week this September at a converted studio theatre space just off the bottom of Stone High Street, limited tickets remain for an incredible night of comedy.

Our next production “One Man, Two Guvnors” is going to be very special.

The play itself follows the story of Francis (Alec Voss) who gets himself into a lot of trouble after taking on two jobs – both turn out to be with high profile gangsters. All is not what it seems as events become more and more confusing for Francis, who tries desperately to stay on top of his lies and serve both Guvnors at the same time!

It is impossible not to laugh at this outrageous script – and the show is suitable for just about anybody with a sense of humour.

For this one, we have decided to transform the hall again with a split stage, literally putting the audience right in the middle of chaos (for maximum side-splitting enjoyment!). As you can see from the seating plan – there isn’t a bad view in the house BUT there are not many seats and they are selling well.

Revellers productions continue to grow in popularity and we expect to sell out completely within a few weeks, so don’t miss out  and get your tickets now!

It’s so easy to buy online – click here to buy yours securely and with no booking fee OR head into Home & Colour to buy them in person. We can’t accept reservations but you can confirm your seating preferences on 01785817307 before you pay online should you wish.

Please come and join us for an outrageous adventure at St Michael’s Hall this September. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets are available now!

You can now buy your tickets for One Man, Two Guvnors here on our website, or by visiting Home & Colour (Call 01785 817307).

For this highly anticipated production, we recommend ordering early to guarantee your seats, as tickets are already selling fast.

Tickets are £12.50 whilst concessions (under 16s or over 65s) are priced at £10.50. Proof of age will be required for concessions.

Click here to order yours now…

Blue Stockings wins best play at 2018 NODA Awards!

On the day of our 40th anniversary ball, Stone Revellers are proud to announce that our play, Blue Stockings, has received the NODA award for Best Drama in our Region – our third win of this prestigious award in the last four years.

NODA (the National Operatics and Drama Association) is the major association for our industry. The West Midlands region is made up of 183 members, all societies like us, producing great community theatre.

The show was directed by Samantha Green, assisted by Dan Rich, and this production was their directorial debut for Stone Revellers.

Our previous wins were Jerusalem (2014) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015).

Congratulations to our cast and production team!


Buy Stone Revellers Tickets Securely Online Through Our Website

Tickets Now Available To Buy Online!

Stone Revellers are pleased to announce that you can now purchase your show tickets right here, securely and on any device, with your credit or debit card!

Simply click on any of the links on our website (or navigate to, choose how many tickets you would like and securely check out! No need to make a special trip, no need to ensure you’ve withdrawn the correct amount of cash, just simple convenience right here on our website.

There are costs associated with online ticketing and there will be a small booking fee. However to celebrate the launch, we have decided to waive any booking fee for our next production: “RENE VI…The Latter Years” which will be performed between 12-16th June 2018.

In the future (starting with One Man, Two Guvnors – our outrageous comedy this September), there will be a small booking fee per order, not per ticket.

For those that like to pickup their tickets, they are still available at Home & Colour where you can still buy with cash (with no booking fee).

Tickets ordered online can be collected from Home & Colour up until the day of the performance, otherwise they will be available to collect on the door as you arrive to the show.

Once you’ve ordered your tickets, you will get an e-mail confirmation. Why not give it a try! Tickets for our next production are now available.

A Funny Thing is happening in Stone this March

“Something for everybody, COMEDY TONIGHT”

This March, Stone Revellers Musical Theatre bring to you Sondheim’s rip-roaring musical ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’. Come in out of the cold and join us for a heart-warming love story (…which turns into a love hexagon), steeped in farcical chase scenes, mistaken identity, lust, liberation and loose morals!

A whole host of talented thesps and a bevy of dancing beauties make up the company for this fast-paced production. We’ve got Courtesans and Eunuchs, Eunuchs who are Soldiers, Soldiers who are Slaves, Slaves who are Courtesans and much, much more! So, for an unforgettable evening in Ancient Rome, come on down, it has something for everybody and will not disappoint.

Tessa Foster, new cast member:
“If you have a great sense of humour, this is the show for you. Those of you who are familiar with ‘Revellers’ will know Noz, Alec and Helene are three of the funniest people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting, and I challenge anyone to keep a straight face when this comedy triad take to the stage.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed rehearsing for my first Revellers production; I have been in good company with fellow newbies, and nerves have been settled as seasoned cast members have taken us under their wing. I am excited to see it all come together in what is now less than 3 weeks to go! It’s a fantastic way to make friends at any age, whether you’re geared up for the limelight or more comfortable back stage, get involved!”

Alec Voss, returning cast member:
“I didn’t know what to expect going into this production. I was surprised to find that it doesn’t follow the conventions of typical musical theatre and certainly differs from anything Sondheim went on to produce afterwards. A kind of play-come- farce, with songs chucked in, gives it a very refreshing feel from other musicals I’ve performed – particularly those that have been comical in nature.

“Song heavy in Act I, and a rather more farcical Act II, it is structurally unique and I believe it will be well received by our audiences. It’ll fly by on show nights and has been an absolute blast to rehearse!”

Tickets are available from Home & Colour on Stone High Street – you can reserve yours by calling 01785 817 307 or by visiting the store. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum plays St Michael’s Hall, Lichfield Street, Stone from Wednesday 21st – Saturday 24th March 2018.

Funny Thing – Full Audition Information – Characters, Plot & Audition Pieces

Here is all the character and plot information for A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum – which may assist your audition preparation. All resources (audition pieces) referred to in character descriptions are at the bottom of this page, beneath the plot.

Audition 1 Tuesday 2nd Jan 7:30

Audition 2 Thursday 4th Jan 7:30

Location; St Michael’s Hall, Lichfield St, Stone, Staffs

Please share widely and encourage your friends and contacts to think about auditioning.

All ages are apparent not actual.

You Tube link for investigation of characters and Songs:

Male Roles

Pseudolus – Baritone
A Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win his freedom by helping his young master win the heart of
Philia. Quick-witted, scheming, childlike spirit. His name means "Faker."
• By far the largest and most comic role.
• Comic timing is everything.
• Sings partial solos in 8 songs, delivery and enthusiasm and the ability to “sell” the songs are far more
important than a beautiful voice.
• Some choreography — likely to be more comic than technical and adapted to the actor.
Age: 30 to 50
READING PSEUDOLUS 1, 2 and 3 (1 is a monologue)

Hero – Tenor
The young son of Senex and Domina. He falls in love with Philia and agrees to give Pseudolus his freedom if
he can help Hero woo her. Practical, privileged, romantic.
 Singing role. Some dance.
• Of all the characters he is the most traditional leading man type.
• However, as he is also a virgin, it is imperative that he impart a naivety.
Age: 20 to 35
READING Hero 1 and 2

Senex: (Latin for "old man") A henpecked, sardonic Roman senator living in a less fashionable suburb of
• Plausibly Hero’s father.

• Singing role.
• When his domineering wife is away, he enjoys believing the mistaken idea that he can be the object of
the young virgin’s affection.
Age: 45 to 70 (Age related to age of actors cast as Hero and Domina).
READING Senex 1 and 2
SINGING MUSIC 9 (Everybody ought to have a maid)

Hysterium – Baritone
The chief slave in the House of Senex. Believes he is in control, but is actually Pseudolus’ puppet to carry
out his schemes. Anxious, conservative, loyal. He desperately wants everything to be in order.
Latin for "Hysterical" or "Anxious," the suffix “-um” makes the name neuter, and the character's gender is
often mistaken throughout the piece)
• Although he is chief slave in the same house where Pseudolus is also a slave, Pseudolus bullies him and
treats him as an underling
• Much of his humor comes from the fact that he impersonates the young, female virgin, Philia
• Must be able to sing, speak in a falsetto voice
Age: 30 to 55
READING Hysterium 1 and 2

Miles Gloriosus – Bass
(Latin for "boastful soldier," the archetype of the braggart soldier in Roman comedies) A captain in the
Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong.
• Must sing, speak and act in a booming, arrogant voice
• Although a costume may provide the muscles, the actor must be able to pull off “gladiator-ness.”
Age: 25 to 40
READING Miles Gloriosus
SINGING MUSIC 13 (Bring my Bride)

Marcus Lycus: – Baritone
A purveyor of courtesans, who operates from the house to the right of Senex. (Name based on Lycus, the
pimp in Plautus's Poenulus.) Always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good on what his
business offers.
• Singing role (not major)
• Think of him as the “used car salesman” of the courtesans.
Age: 30 to 50 (but not critical)
SINGING MUSIC 6 The House of Marcus Lycus

Erronius: – Baritone
(Latin for "wandering") Senex's elderly neighbor in the house to the left. He has spent the past twenty
years searching for his two children, kidnapped in infancy by pirates.
• The smallest of the principal roles
• Sings only as part of the chorus in 2 songs
• Must be able to sound and move like an old man
READING Erronius
SINGING MUSIC 3 Comedy Tonight

Female Roles

Philia – Soprano
(Greek for Love): A virgin in the House of Lycus whom we also find out is Erronius’ daughter. She is
promised to Miles and vows to give him bodily what he has paid for, but loves Hero and promises he will
always have her heart. Young, pretty, devoted. An archetypal ingénue.
Age: 18 to 25+
READING Philia 1 and 2
SINGING MUSIC 18 That’ll Show Him

Domina: – Mezzo-Soprano
(Latin for "mistress") The wife of Senex and mother to Hero. She is a shrewish woman who is loathed and
feared by even her husband. Senex’s wife. She dominates to the point of answering herself the questions
she asks of others. Loves her husband deep down, but is outwardly controlling, demanding, and
• Singing role
• Must play the stereotypical overbearing wife and mother
Age 40 – 60 (Age related to age of actors cast as Hero and Domina).
READING Domia 1 and 2
SINGING MUSIC 17 Dirty Old Man

Cortesans in the house of Lycus (provide part of the female chorus. Notice there are 6 courtesans as the
Geminae are twins)
Please note that the courtesans can be played by actors across a range of ages and looks. Lycus caters to all
At least some of the courtesans will however need to be prepared to wear revealing costumes and move
and dance in a sexy or sensuous way.
If this is likely to be of concern to you please mention your concerns at the audition.
Anyone age 16 or 17 (by the date of the first performance) intending to audition as a courtesan – Please
note we will need to get parental consent.
The courtesans will be expected to display their own personalities and characters largely through
movement and attitude
SINGING MUSIC 3 Comedy Tonight
(No Reading)
Please note
The named courtesans will not be selected at initial auditions. This will be done early in the rehearsal
process. This is to ensure the best match of skills and attitude with each role.
If there are more than 6 prospective courtesans, there will be a “dance audition” to determine who plays
courtesans and who plays proteans.
• Gymnasia: (Greek for "Athletic," with the connotation of nakedness) A courtesan from the house of Lycus
with whom Pseudolus falls in love.
Often played be a very statuesque or voluptuous woman; however, a female of any size and shape may be
cast as long as she portrays the voluptuous attitude
• Tintinabula: (Latin for "Bells") A jingling, bell-wearing courtesan in the house of Lycus.
Think of a belly dancer whose every motion makes the bells ring
• Vibrata: (Latin for "Vibrant") A wild, vibrant courtesan in the house of Lycus.
In all likelihood her costume would be made of leopard skin – Needs to be able to growl sensuously and
move like a tigress
• Geminae: (Latin for "Twins") Twin courtesans in the house of Lycus.
The aim will be to get 2 actors of similar stature and colouring, however it is more important that the two
actors can work together and act (in fact move) in tune with each other.

• Panacea: (Greek for "Cure All") A courtesan in the house of Lycus. A face that can say a thousand words
and a body that can hold a thousand promises.

The Company
Choristers who play multiple roles (slaves, citizens, soldiers, and eunuchs). Wonderful parts as they are
almost always on stage, though very few lines
• On Broadway, three men played all of these roles, we may use more and may cast women in these roles
• These are singing and dancing roles
SINGING MUSIC 3 Comedy Tonight
(No Reading)


In ancient Rome, some neighbors live in three adjacent houses. In the center is the house of Senex, who
lives there with wife Domina, son Hero, and several slaves, including head slave Hysterium and the
musical's main character Pseudolus. A slave belonging to Hero, Pseudolus wishes to buy, win, or steal his
freedom. One of the neighboring houses is owned by Marcus Lycus, who is a buyer and seller of beautiful
women; the other belongs to the ancient Erronius, who is abroad searching for his long-lost children
(stolen in infancy by pirates).

One day, Senex and Domina go on a trip and leave Pseudolus in charge of Hero. Hero confides in Pseudolus
that he is in love with the lovely Philia, one of the courtesans in the House of Lycus (albeit still a virgin).
Pseudolus promises to help him win Philia's love in exchange for his own freedom. Unfortunately (as the
two find out when they pay a visit on Lycus), Philia has been sold to the renowned warrior Miles Gloriosus,
who is expected to claim her very soon. Pseudolus, an excellent liar, uses Philia’s cheery disposition to
convince Lycus that she has picked up a plague from Crete, which causes its victims to smile endlessly in its
terminal stages. By offering to isolate her in Senex’s house, he is able to give Philia and Hero some time
alone together, and the two fall in love. But Philia insists that, even though she is in love with Hero, she
must honor her contract with the Captain, for “that is the way of a courtesan”. To appease her, he tells her
to wait “that’s what virgins do best, isn’t it?”) inside, and that he will have the captain knock three times
when he arrives. Pseudolus comes up with a plan to slip Philia a sleeping potion that will render her
unconscious. He will then tell Lycus that she has died of the Cretan plague, and will offer to remove the
body. Hero will come along, and they will stow away on a ship headed for Greece. Satisfied with his plan,
Pseudolus steals Hysterium’s book of potions and has Hero read him the recipe for the sleeping potion; the
only ingredient he lacks is “mare’s sweat”, and Pseudolus goes off in search of some.

Unexpectedly, Senex returns home early from his trip, and knocks three times on his own door. Philia
comes out of the house, and, thinking that Senex is the Captain, offers herself up to him. Surprised but
game, Senex instructs Philia to wait in the house for him, and she does. Hysterium arrives to this confusion,
and tells Senex that Philia is the new maid that he has hired. Pseudolus returns, having procured the
necessary mare’s sweat; seeing that Senex has returned unexpectedly and grasping the need to keep him
out of the way, Pseudolus discreetly sprinkles some of the horse-sweat onto him, then suggests that the
road trip has left Senex in dire need of a bath. Taking the bait, Senex instructs Hysterium to draw him a
bath in the long-abandoned house of Erronius. But while this is happening, Erronius returns home, finally
having given up the search for his long-lost children. Hysterium, desperate to keep him out of the house
where his master is bathing, tells the old man that his house has become haunted – a story seemingly
confirmed by the sound of Senex singing in his bath. Erronius immediately determines to have a
soothsayer come and banish the spirit from his house, and Pseudolus obligingly poses as one, telling
Erronius that, in order to banish the spirit, he must travel seven times around the seven hills of Rome (thus
keeping the old man occupied and out of the way for quite a while).

When Miles Gloriosus arrives to claim his courtesan-bride, Pseudolus hides Philia on the roof of Senex's
house; told that she has "escaped," Lycus is terrified to face the Captain's wrath. Pseudolus offers to
impersonate Lycus and talk his way out of the mess but, his ingenuity flagging, he ends up merely telling
the Captain that Philia has disappeared, and that he, “Lycus”, will search for her. Displeased and suspicious,

Miles insists that his soldiers accompany Pseudolus, but the wily slave loses them in Rome’s winding streets.

Complicating matters further, Domina returns from her trip early, suspicious that her husband Senex is “up
to something low.” She disguises herself in virginal white robes and a veil (much like Philia’s) to try to catch
Senex being unfaithful. Pseudolus convinces Hysterium to help him by dressing in drag and pretending to
be Philia, “dead” from the plague. Unfortunately, it turns out that Miles Gloriosus has just returned from
Crete, where there is of course no actual plague. With the ruse thus revealed, the main characters run for
their lives, resulting in a madcap chase across the stage with both Miles and Senex pursuing all three
“Philia”s (Domina, Hysterium, and the actual Philia – all wearing identical white robes and veils).
Meanwhile, the courtesans from the house of Marcus Lycus – who had been recruited as mourners at
“Philia”‘s ersatz funeral – have escaped, and Lycus sends his eunuchs out to bring them all back, adding to
the general pandemonium.

Finally, the Captain’s troops are able to round everyone up. His plot thoroughly unraveled, Pseudolus
appears to be in deep trouble – but Erronius, completing his third circuit of the Roman hills, shows up
fortuitously to discover that Miles Gloriosus and Philia are wearing matching rings which mark them as his
long-lost children. Philia’s betrothal to the Captain is obviously nullified by the unexpected revelation that
he’s her brother. Philia weds Hero; Pseudolus gets his freedom and the lovely courtesan Gymnasia;
Gloriosus receives twin courtesans to replace Philia; and Erronius is reunited with his children. A happy
ending prevails for all – except for poor Senex, stuck with his shrewish wife Domina.



Domina 2

Erronius & Hysterium 2 & Pseudolus 3

Hero 1 & Pseudolus 2

Lycus Miles Gloriosus

Philia 1 & Hero 2

Pseudolus 1 _ Prologus

Senex 1 & Domina 1 & Hysterium 1

Senex 2 & Philia 2


M7_Hero _ Philia

M8_Pseudolus 2



M11_Hero _ Senex

M13_Miles Glorious



M3_Chorus and Erronius

M5_Pseudolus M6_Lycus

Audition Information for our new musical

Join us for our new show “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” – the comedy musical. We are looking for our CAST.
Everyone is welcome. If you’d like to be in our brilliant next production – please turn up to one of the following dates.
Please like and share, the more the merrier – and Tell Us That You’re Coming:
Workshop – Thursday 28th December:
Audition 1 – Tuesday 2nd January:
Audition 2 – Thursday 4th January:
Stone Revellers is a friendly and welcoming community theatre group based in Stone, Staffordshire. We produce high quality theatre, 4 times a year – and we’re celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2018. 

It’s almost time for PANTO!

“Ohhhh no it’s not” I hear you cry. Well we’d like to remind you it’ll be Christmas soon so “ohhhh yes it is”.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW on 01785 817 307 before they’re all gone! Panto is a big seller every year and we expect this year to be one of our best yet

Tickets on sale for play ‘Blue Stockings’ this September.

We’ve been busy getting ready for our latest production “Blue Stockings” which plays at St Michael’s Hall in Stone, Staffordshire next month on the 13th-16th September.

This intriguing, witty and funny play tells the story of the first women to go to Cambridge University, but in 1898 only the men are permitted to graduate.

Faced with social and political backlash, the ladies are forced to choose between their education or social acceptance. Life and especially love, is impossibly difficult for a ‘Blue Stocking’.

To book your tickets, visit The Home & Colour Centre on Stone High Street or call them on 01785 817 307

A New World…is just around the corner!

Our latest production opens on Wednesday 22nd March, which means we are down to just a few rehearsals remaining…excuse me, when did that happen?!

This musical is something different, and the anticipation of performing is starting to bubble over and it will be fascinating to see what our audiences make of it. There’s real feeling within the company that we’re on the verge of something special, but we are at that point where we need an audience to find out!

Here’s a little video that features a description of the show, some of the music and shots of the cast working hard in the rehearsal room (which doubles up as out theatre from time to time).

The show runs 22nd-25th March (19:30) and tickets are £12/£10.  Call 01785 817307 to reserve or visit our Box Office – The Home and Colour Centre on Stone High Street.