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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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“A Bunch of Amateurs” – NODA review

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Our NODA review is in for “A Bunch of Amateurs” – “A Bunch Of Amateurs Barton Players Barton Village Hall Friday 26th April 2019 Contrary to some people’s thinking, first impressions do count, therefore, the exceedingly warm welcome when I collected my tickets an exceedingly shiny and professional looking programme from the front of house staff, my first impressions were very good. In addition to their helpfulness the ‘team’ were easily identified in their smart society T shirts. A term that is often used instead of ‘Amateur Dramatics’ is ‘Community Theatre’ and the atmosphere and my observations in the foyer prior to the show indicated to me that the Barton Players clearly have their place in the local community very well established. The front of house team were welcoming friends rather than customers. ‘A Bunch […]

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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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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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A Bunch of Amateurs – Box Office open

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Tickets are now available for Barton Players next production of “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, which will be performed 25th – 27th April 2019. Synopsis“Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!” This amateur production of “A Bunch of Amateurs” […]

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Cast Announcement!

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After a fantastic evening of Auditions for our April 2019 production of “A Bunch of Amateurs” The Audition Panel are pleased to announce the cast. The standard was so high and we honestly could have cast this show 2 times over! Jefferson Steel – John Murphy Dorothy Nettle – Debbie Radcliffe Jessica Steel – Sophie Bryant Nigel Dewbury – Harold Liberty Mary Plunkett – Katie Westwick Denis Dobbins – George Horn Lauren Bell – Hayley Bloodworth Journalists – Gill George, Lesley Jorgensen, Clare Coffey, Chris Radcliffe, Philip Hargreaves and Christine Ayres Albany’s Head – Philip Hargreaves Thank you so much for all those who auditioned. We are looking forward to starting rehearsals next week at 7:30pm. I will be approaching those who have offered help backstage and FOH over the next few weeks as I […]

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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 […]