The Scottish Play is Heading Our Way!

(Last Updated On: July 27, 2018)

The Scottish Play is Heading Our Way!

Something wicked this way comes as The South Devon Players Theatre Film Company tell us that their recent Macbeth castings were a huge success.


‘Last Sunday was a brilliant day,’ they say. ‘What a turnout of amazing new and established people – and what a standard of audition. Pretty much everybody was deserving of a lead role, which made selection incredibly difficult!’

They’re now waiting to hear from everyone about accepting roles, but as it stands they’ve been able to fully cast the entire production, and, they’re happy to add, ‘it’s outstanding!

Macbeth will be staged later in the year, something I’m really excited about as a huge fan of Shakespeare who’s suffering from withdrawal symptoms down here in the South West after being spoilt by years in London where Shakespeare was – almost literally with The Globe just a short journey away – on your doorstep.

The Players  also have a new crew member, Andrew, who’s helping with things behind the scenes – and he took some great audition photos, available on line when you visit

Bob Jope



Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!