Magic Moments Opens tonight!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in News |

It’s opening night for Magic Moments! There are some tickets available on the door for tonight, but it’s selling fast. Box Office will close at 2.00pm today if you wish to phone or book online. We have good availability for tomorrow Matinee for our “relaxed performance”, and some for the Evening performance (But that is also selling fast). Online bookings for Saturday will close at Lunchtime, but please turn up on the door!

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Box Office Open

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Our Box office is now open to purchase tickets to see Magic Moments, a musical concert celebrating the past 64 years of Chart Hits.

Tickets are now available on our box office tab or phone: 08432 896021 to book tickets

We are performing 3 shows on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April 2016 with a matinee performance on the Saturday.


Book now to avoid disappointment.


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Cast Announcement

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Uncategorized |

We are delighted to announce the cast of “The Adventures of Mr Toad”. After two weeks of fantastic and entertaining auditions, we have managed to finalise the cast list. The standard was so high and we could have cast the show 3 times over! You have made our job very difficult! I’m really looking forward to starting rehearsals with you all in April and I will be handing out scripts, CDs and a letter to you all over the next few weeks.


Toad – Keith Badham

Rat – Gill George

Mole – John Murphy

Badger – Ian Bass

Chief Weasel – Mick George

Lady Magistrate – Debbie Radcliffe

Clerk (of the court) – Clare Brown

Rosy – Lindsay Brown

Policemen – Philip Hargreaves

Aunt (washerwoman) – Sasha McGregor

Horse – Jade Franks and Hayley Bloodworth



Animal 1 (Rabbit) – Harold Liberty

Animal 2 (Rabbit) – Brian Coffey

Animal 3 (Rabbit) – Scott Boniface

Animal 4 (Rabbit) – Sasha McGregor (Act 1 only)

Rabbit – Jade Franks

Rabbit – Hayley Bloodworth

Hedgehog – Philip Hargreaves

Fox – Clare Brown

Mouse – Lindsay Brown (Act 1 only)

Mouse – Debbie Radcliffe (Act 1 only)

Owl – Chris Barnes

Owl – Piers

If anyone else is interested in joining our chorus of Riverside Animals then feel free to get in touch and I will be more than willing to add you to the cast list. The adult chorus will also double up as my stage hands, moving scenery and props in between scenes, so you will have a lot to do!



I will be casting the Child Chorus of Weasels over the next few months, so feel free to get in touch if you know of anyone or your child is interested in being involved in the show.


Thank you again to all those who auditioned! We really enjoyed the process and were thoroughly entertained. I will be in contact with your scripts and CDs soon.


Your Audition Pannel

Rachael Bowie, Keith Bowie, Cassie Robus and Becca Pountney

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Summer School 2016 now on Sale

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in News, What's On |

We are pleased to announce that places are now available to book for Summer School 2016.  This year, we will be visiting Never Land, with a new adaptation of the J.M Barrie Classic “Peter Pan”, written by Keith Badham.  The week will culminate in TWO performances of the show, which will take place on Friday 26th August at 7.30pm and Saturday 27th August at 12.00 am, followed by a celebration for family and friends.  The week starts on Sunday 21st August at 10.00am until 4.00 pm and then continues every day up until the first performance.  All we need from you is enthusiasm, and a commitment to be there for all the rehearsal days and the two performances.  During the week, you will create your own scenery, learn to sing and Dance and Act, and have a great time.  Just click on the Box Office tab to book now

We expect the week to book up quickly and we operate on a first come first served basis, so book now to avoid disappointment.  To Book online will cost £85 or you can contact our Box Office on 0843 289 6021 to pay only £80.  This price includes the week itself, plus a T-Shirt and Two tickets to a performance of your choice (Additional tickets can be purchased during the week)


Peter Pan is written and Directed by Keith Badham, and produced in collaboration with the Up-Stage Theatre Company.  The performances will take place by kind permission of Samuel French UK, and Licensing proceeds will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital

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Programme Change

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Committee Announcements, News |

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, there have been some changes to the intended programme for 2016.  Our intended performance of “The Village Hall” has been deferred until a later date, and instead, we will be performing a brand new musical variety production.  Details will be released very soon!  Our intended Autumn production of “Fawlty Towers” has been cancelled due to licensing restrictions now put in place.  We will be announcing our replacement production as soon as possible.

On a more positive note, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Summer School production will be a brand new version of the JM Barrie classic, “Peter Pan”.  Places will go on sale very soon for this, our twelfth Barton Young Players production!

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Snow White News

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in News |

We are delighted to confirm that Snow White was a huge success for us both critically and financially, and means we can look to the future with a degree of security.  Keith has announced that he has presented the Directors Cup to the Whole cast, and the Producers Cup to the whole crew.  After much thought, he felt that it would be unfair to single out anyone in a production that was so heavily reliant on team work.

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Thank You

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in News |

Thanks to our record-breaking audiences over the last week for entering into the spirit of the Panto.  We had a fantastic time, and hope you did too!  See you next year for more shows!  Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year

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