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 […]
Gill and Clare have been busy setting up our tree entry for the Christmas Tree Festival. This year’s entry has an Oliver! theme with Fagins treasure box at the bottom of the tree.
Gill organised a small group of Barton Players to sing Christmas Carols in Victorian costumes at the Barton-le-Clay Light switch on event.
Keith (Bowie) has been busy putting up our Sold Out Signs on the banners and A1 board in the village hall. We are still operating a waiting list, please ring the box office number if you’d like to be put on it.
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 said a cheerful goodbye to our piano today, which we sold on eBay. We now have a lot more room backstage!
Watch this space for regular updates, Rehearsal pics and show week footage! https://www.instagram.com/bartonplayers/
Rachael has been busy applying for a Licence for our next Production – “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. She has been working on preparing everything needed to direct the show and sorting out audition pieces. We will be performing this show in the Easter Holidays 25th – 27th April 2019. More details to follow, watch this space! Artwork reproduced by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd
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.
This morning, Keith (Bowie), Rachael and Alan have been around the village putting up our 2 banners for our December production of Oliver! The Passage to India has again given us permission to put up a banner on their railing which we are very grateful for and there is one outside the Village hall. Only a month away from show week now!