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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? ūüėČ ), 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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Garage Clear out

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Today a small group of Barton Players members went down to the village hall to clear out old props and set from our outside garage to give us more space and so we could organise the items we have to make it more accessible. We first started by emptying out the entire garage and grouping them items into 3 piles, things to take to the tip, things to keep and wood. With our team of hard workers we were able to empty the whole garage is around an hour. After we emptied out the garage a few of the workers picked up their tools and began the task of cutting up the bits for the tip and loading up their vehicles to do tip runs. In total they did an impressive 7 tip trips. We […]

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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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs house. But the opening scene deserves special¬†mention as it was an absolute masterpiece of set design […]

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Christmas Tree Festival

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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.

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Oliver! Sold Out signs

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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.

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A Bunch of Amateurs!

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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