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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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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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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’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 […]

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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.