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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

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Corpse!

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We have received our NODA review for Corpse!…. NODA review of Corpse by Barton Players on 12th July 2019 Review by Richard Fitt On a hot steamy night a full house packed into Barton-le-Clay village hall to see the latest offering by Barton Players, Corpse by Gerald Moon. I have to say I have not heard of this play before and it’s always a great treat to see something a little different and out of the ordinary. Directed by Kirsty Badham and set on the eve of the Edward VIII abdication in 1936, basically this is a black comedy about identical twin brothers who are at different ends of the spectrum financially, where one is a successful businessman and entrepreneur and the other is a penniless out of work actor, who plans to murder his […]

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AGM 2019 – New Committee

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At last Night’s AGM, the following Committee were elected for the membership year 2019/20 Chairman – Rachael BowieVice Chair – Alan BaldwinTreasurer – Keith BowieMembership Secretary – Philip HargreavesSecretary – Keith BadhamCommittee member – Gill GeorgeCommittee Member – Clare Coffey Alan presented the Annual Chairman’s Award to Cath Bradley for her outstanding work and commitment off the stage

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Last chance to see “A Bunch of Amateurs”

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Our online bookings for both of today’s performances are now closed. We do have availability on the door for both performances….2.00pm and 7.30pm…Doors open half an hour before curtain up…Bar, refreshments and Raffle available! You can still phone our dedicated box office number to reserve your seats 08432 869021

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Opening Night!

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It’s the opening night for “A Bunch of Amateurs”, the hilarious comedy. Our online bookings are now closed for tonight, but there will be availability on the door! We can’t wait  🙂

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Committee Update

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Whilst everyone is preparing for Easter, we thought we would give you an update on what has been going on. Apart from the obvious work that is going into our forthcoming production of “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Rachael and her team (Tickets still available…why haven’t you booked yet? 😉 ), the group continues with other projects. The Cast of “Corpse!” are line learning (Who doesn’t love line learning? Oh…Everyone!….OK), and Kirsty and her team are preparing stage designs. We then have the Summer School production of “The Strain of Thrones” which is currently being penned and prepared by Keith. “Hotel Paradiso” will soon be upon us, and Keith and Allan are preparing for auditions and directing. Hayley is starting her preparation for “The Elephant Man”, and there are rumours of some scenes for next […]

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Production News

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We are delighted to announce that we will be performing “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance next April. This production will see the Barton Players Directorial debut of Hayley Bloodworth. Produced by kind permission of Samuel French London “The Elephant Man” tells the tragic story of John Merrick, made famous on stage by the likes of Bradley Cooper and David Bowie as well as John Hurt in the Academy award winning film. Watch this space for details of how to purchase tickets, but keep a space in your diary for April 22nd to 25th 2020.

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Corpse! Casting News

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Kirsty Badham our Director for the July production of Corpse! by Gerald Moon is delighted to announce the cast as follows; Evelyn/Rupert – Keith Badham Mrs McGee – Gill George Major Powell – Mick George PC Hawkins – Alan Baldwin Tickets are already on sale for the performances of this hilarious play which is being performed on July 11th, 12th and 13th at Barton Village Hall

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NODA Award Nominations

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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 […]

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Our Oliver! Review from NODA

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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 […]