We were delighted to hear the news that we have received two nominations at this year’s NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) Awards. Oliver! received a nomination for the Best Musical, and we also received a nomination for the Best Technical Award for “Imaginative Lighting” in Oliver! The ceremony takes place on 12th May. Here are the nominations in full; THE 2018 NODA AWARDS for DISTRICT 2 BEST DRAMAAmpthill and Flitwick Drama Society for The Importance of Being ErnestBiggleswade Amateur Theatre Society (BATS) for Steel MagnoliasLeighton Buzzard Drama Group for Natural Causes BEST MUSICAL:Barton Players for OliverBedford Marianettes for The Addams FamilySharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust for Spamalot BEST PANTOMIMEBiggleswade Amateur Theatre Society (BATS) for CinderellaLeighton Buzzard Drama Group for AladdinMaulden Players for Robin Hood BEST YOUTH PRODUCTION (There were only two this year in our […]
NODA review of Barton Players production of Oliver on 6thDecember 2018 Review by Richard Fitt Oliver, Lionel Bart’s absolute classic, loved by audiences since it first premiered in 1960 and certainly loved by Barton Players as they bravely reprise it for the second time in 9 years and with a lot of the same actors and back stage personnel involved. It promised to be a great evening. The stage under the set building control of Keith Bowie and stage managed by Milly Badham was, I have to say, huge, taking up half the hall allowing plenty of room for the action. Good decision! Mostly played to blacks with various appropriate flats designed by Milly Badham and furniture brought on to set the scenes from the workhouse to the undertakers, the thieves kitchen, to London Bridge and with clever use of the extension stage right, to represent the parlour and the Brownlow’s house. But the opening scene deserves special mention as it was an absolute masterpiece of set design […]
Thank you to all our wonderful audiences for making Oliver! Such a success …. have a wonderful Christmas and and we shall see you again in 2019
We are delighted to now offer a full range of clothing for adults and children within the shop! Once purchased they can be collected from the Village Hall on a Wednesday evening at rehearsals.
We are delighted to announce that we have completely sold out all our performances of Oliver! Thank you so much to all of our loyal customers, we are very humbled! We will do our best to make this a show to remember! Please contact us if you would like to join the waiting list for any returns!
We said a cheerful goodbye to our piano today, which we sold on eBay. We now have a lot more room backstage!
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We have now uploaded more photos for 60 Glorious Years and the second run of War to War, as well as some rehearsal photos for Grimley.
Keep your eyes peeled for them in the Village
The photos from Cinderella are now up