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Alan Baldwin – 1947 – 2020

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It is with huge regret that we have to report the loss of our beloved Alan. Alan joined the players in 2004, and first trod the boards with us in 2005 in our pantomime Dick Whittington. He has been a huge part of our group since then appearing in over 25 productions, and more recently as part of our committee, taking on the role of Acting Chairman as well. Alan will always be remembered fondly by cast and audiences alike. He was a great champion of the youth of the group and was always there to help out and support the youngsters at our Summer Schools. When not appearing on stage, he would also organise social events, and publicity, and was as equally enthusiastic in the audience as on the stage. Those of us who […]

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We are Back!!!

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Our Box office for “Dick Whittington the Panto” is now open Performances will be on December 8th to 12th (With a matinee on the 12th as well). Barton Village Hall is a COVID safe venue. We will be operating a table service for drinks, and as a result would prefer card payments. These can be booked in advance over the phone as well as Programmes. We are not taking online bookings for our Pantomime this December. To book, please phone 08432 896021. All five Evening performances will start at 7.30pm with the Matinee starting at 2.00pm. Doors will open 30 minutes beforehand. We will NOT be allowing entry on the night without pre-booking. In order to ensure that we are following the appropriate COVID safe guidelines, we will need all the names and contact numbers of those […]

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Another free gift!

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As so many organisations like The National Theatre and the Globe theatre are following our lead and sharing productions, we thought we’d share another! Our 2010 production of “The Importance of being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde received rave reviews, and won the local NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) award for best play. It can be downloaded in MP4 format here The Importance of Being Earnest (It’s is quite sizeable at just over 3GB, but it’s worth it…honestly)…Featuring current and past members of the Players, it is still a great favourite! As we said, this is a gift from us to you, our audiences, as a thank you for your support, however, if you wish to show your appreciation, we are again asking if you might be able to donate any amount, however small, to […]

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A Gift

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We were obviously very disappointed to have to cancel/postpone our Production of “The Elephant Man”, but in the circumstances, we obviously want to keep everyone safe. We thought would give you all a gift to say thank you for your support over the years….Towards the end of last year we performed the premiere of “A Carol’s Christmas”, which was a light hearted festive comedy written by Keith Badham….It was recently nominated for the best drama award in the National Operatic and Dramatic Association’s award ceremony. You can download the Production here It is in MP4 format, so should work on most Laptops/devices. If you have any other format requirements, plese let us know. As we said this IS a gift, but all we would ask is for you to make a small donation to the […]

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The Elephant Man – Cancellation

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COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT “On the advice of HM Government, we have taken the difficult decision today to suspend our production of the Elephant Man. Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our cast/crew and our audiences. We remain committed to the production, a wonderful piece of theatre, and look forward to sharing it with you when the time is right. For those who have purchased tickets for this period, you will be contacted in due course by your point of sale to discuss options”

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Reviews

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We have now provided links to all of our NODA Reviews that we have received over the years. Just look at the Past Productions page and click on the appropriate Links

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Box Office Thursday

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Online Bookings are now closed for tonight’s performance. There are a handful of tickets available on the door. Our opening night met with a wonderful audience response! We look forward to seeing you all later

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It’s Show Week!

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Online bookings for tonight’s World Premiere of “A Carol’s Christmas” are now closed. There are tickets available on the door! A Huge Break a leg to all the cast and crew….it’s going to be a good one!

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Cast Announcement

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Following our recent auditions, we are excited to announce the cast for our Christmas production of “A Carol’s Christmas” Carol Fowler – Kirsty Badham Richard Fowler – Harold Liberty Donna Stanley – Rachael Bowie Sally Hook – Katie Westwick Chrissy Pine – Christine Ayres Nick Pine – Mick George Stewart Pine – Stephen Bowie Gavin Stanley – John Murphy Jack Jones – Philip Hargreaves Dave Smith – Brian Coffey Irene Rowland – Gill George Liz Wyman – Linda Forster Dianne Jameson – Judy Barclay Susan Prior – Clare Coffey The Production will be directed by Alan Baldwin and Keith Badham