Players Newsletter Summer ’11

Hello all, I hope you are enjoying your summer break.

Old actors never die…..they simply lose the plot – 10th – 13th August.

We have been working very hard and are looking forward to seeing you and all your friends and family. The play is very funny with a few saucy bits! You really must come and see Dika and Edward as you’ve never seen them before.

Dark River.

Early rehearsals are going well, there are still a few parts available. Shelley hopes that some of the adult members will take small walk on parts. Contact her on 01326 314696 or for details. The youngsters are so enthusiastic about the script, it is a joy to see.

Rehearsals continue as soon as the Play run ends. Production dates are     26th – 29th October.


Carole is busy working on the script ( where does she find the time?) First read through will be early November.

Next Summer.

Yes, we really are planning for next year!

Dick would like to do another Gilbert and Sullivan – H.M.S. Pinafore is the hot favourite this time. Now, you know Dick, there is a big but coming….We can’t do it unless we can find some more men – preferably young and agile and good singers!!! Please have a think about who you could invite to join us. However, there is a Plan B! If we can’t do Pinafore, we will revert to the “Magic of the Musicals” show we had to cancel earlier this year so whatever happens we’ve got a Dick show to look forward to.

Wardrobe sorting.

Over the past weeks Carole and her gang – too numerous to mention – have had a massive sort out of every garment we own. Everything has been catalogued, boxed up and labelled so she can now put her hand on anything she is asked for. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all who helped in any way.

While undertaking this mammoth operation, Kippy and Mike had a thought! I know, very unusual. What if we built a floor between the two ‘up top areas’? This would vastly increase our storage  space both for costumes and props.

P.C.C. have given permission and Kippy is discussing the design with the planning officer. This will be a big job and also cost quite a bit. Put your thinking caps on about fundraising or places we could try for a grant.

Web site.

John has been busy up dating our web site,

You must take a look. Photos will be added shortly. If you think of anything else which will enhance the site give John a yell. 01326 314696 or email

Polo shirts, hoodies etc.

Jason is co-ordinating a new order for Players – logo shirts and hoodies.Have you given him your order yet?

Les Miserables.

Hah that made you look twice! No, we aren’t doing the show BUT the next best thing. Two professional West End performers are coming down to run a workshop for us. It will be on Sunday 20th November. 10am – 4pm.

The cost will be £30 per person including lunch. Numbers are limited so first come first served. You will learn some of the songs from the show, and some of the original choreography, and then perform what you have learnt at 4pm, when you can invite friends or family along to watch.

It might seem a lot of money but when you think how much we spend on tickets to go to shows and other events, it really promises to be value for money. (You could always ask for it as a Christmas present) Give your names to either me or Dick as soon as possible with a £10 deposit.


While I’m writing this I might as well bring Christmas up. If any of you have a suggestion about what we could do this year please say. It’s not too early to start planning.

That’s it for now, see you at the play.


Posted: August 10th, 2011 under Uncategorized.

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