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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
We had a fantastic first read through for our next production of “A Bunch of Amateurs”. There was an amazing turn out and lots of laughs were had by all. Auditions are on Wednesday 9th January from 7:30pm
Thank you to all our wonderful audiences for making Oliver! Such a success …. have a wonderful Christmas and and we shall see you again in 2019
We are delighted to announce that we have completely sold out all our performances of Oliver! Thank you so much to all of our loyal customers, we are very humbled! We will do our best to make this a show to remember! Please contact us if you would like to join the waiting list for any returns!
We strongly advise you to book now…..We are experiencing unprecedented demand with two shows sold out already and two more with extremely limited availability…..Don’t miss out!
We are delighted that our Saturday Night performance is now sold out too. Thursday and Saturday Matinee are selling very fast, and Tuesday and Wednesday are around 50% sold. Book now to avoid disappointment! If you want to join the waiting list for any returns for the sold out shows, please click here
We are delighted to announce that our Friday Night performance of Oliver! is now sold out. Please click here to join the waiting list for any returns. We currently only have 3 tickets left for Saturday night
Our Box office for the December spectacular is now open. We expect tickets to start selling fast, so book early to ensure a seat near the front. You can book online via the Box Office tab at the top of the page or by clicking here. Alternatively, you can phone our box office number 08432 896021. Our flyer for this production is available in electronic format is available to download here Oliver Flyer, but physical copies will be delivered to every house in Barton over the next few weeks. This is the first time we have returned to a production we have done previously, but our last version was so popular, we just had to. The atmosphere at the Village Hall in December will be superb, so we look forward to welcoming you all to […]