THE LOST ARCHER by Tim Boden
Albert Riley despises Actors. Albert (Tim Boden) was one himself, but despite a successful career he regards his life wasted, spending his career surrounded by self-obsessed, ego-driven narcissists. Now living as a recluse and ravaged by arthritis, he seeks solace in the Scotch Bottle and baiting his long suffering care worker Mrs J.
Gemma (Emily Rutherford) seeks an escape from her banal surroundings, faced with a career in the local pie factory or at best as a waitress. She longs for a chance to go to Drama School, so who would be the last person she should turn to for help?
Tim Boden’s fourth Festival play fluctuates between light and dark comedy and challenges the preconceptions of an Actors life: not a play for the Luvvies, but one with a stark twist in the tale that still allows a shaft of light to shine through.
Albert – Tim Boden
Gemma – Emily Rutherford
Nurse – Jane Boden
Directed by Chris Shinn and Jane Boden
About the group
The Lost Archer will be the first play presented by The Waterbeach Theatre Company. This is the new branding for Waterbeach Community Players whose last ever play The Hiram J Haffenbacker Show is also appearing at the Festival. Celebrating their 40th year, they have decided to re-brand themselves to give everything a fresh outlook, whilst continuing to build on the successes of their previous years.
They are regular performers at local drama festivals, including at Cambridge, where they have won a number of awards. Although drama is the main objective of the group, they also engage in a wide variety of social activities throughout the year.
Most of their productions take place at Waterbeach School three times a year (January, May and November) and, as is the case with all local groups, they are always on the lookout for new members.
Contact Julie Petrucci on 01223 880023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
www.wtconline.org.uk @waterbeachdrama @WaterbeachThCo
Recent achievements at the festival
- 2017 – THE DUMB WAITER (Best Sound)
- 2015 – HEARTS AND ARROWS (Best New Play)
- 2014 – LADY GLANVILLE’S FRITILLARY (2nd Place, Best Stage Presentation, Backstage Award)
- 2013 – THE STATEMENT (Best Actress – Emelia Marshall-Lovesey)
- 2012 – SEARCHING (Adjudicator’s Award)
- 2011 – ARRIVAL (Best Stage Presentation)
- 2010 – ANNIVERSARY (2nd Place)