Greetings all. Especially our newest members. Don’t forget to link to the Players facebook page to keep up with weekly news!

Annual general meeting – 6.30 p.m. on Sunday 28th April.

You should all have had notification of the agenda, voting slip and Judy award nomination either via e mail, face book or paper copy. Please make an effort to attend.

Please send committee nominations to Bar by 21st April, likewise your nomination for the Judy award.

In case you need a reminder of those on present committee ( they are the ones looking tired and drawn who spend so much time working on your behalf every hour they have at the hall!) seriously though, they are:- Beryl – President; Heather – vice president; Dick – chairman; Bar – secretary; Neil – treasurer; Dika – vice chair, Carole, Shelley, Celia, Kippy, Mike, Jason, John and, recently co-opted, Dan. James is youth rep.

If you or someone you know would like to join the committee LET BAR KNOW.

Hello Dolly. 29th May – 1st June.

Rehearsals are galloping along at a great pace. Set is growing daily and costumes are being fitted. It is shaping up to be a great show – you wouldn’t expect anything else from a Dick production!!

However, it is proving to be an expensive production. (Hire of scripts, royalties, hiring some costumes, wigs, set etc etc.) Even if you are not involved in the show, we need the help of all members and friends. Please do all you can to help get bums on seats.

NB To help offset costs, we are selling advertising space in the programme – If you or someone you know runs a business we would love you to place an advert! Prices are: quarter page £12, half page £20, full page £30. Please contact Dika, Dick or Bar for further detail – asap, as the programme is being drafted now!

If you can think of any innovative promotional or publicity opportunities for the show, please speak to Dick.

Summer Play.

Bar has two one act plays which will go on in August. Date to suit cast.

Titles are –‘ Ask the family.’ Cast – Father, unemployed and obsessed with quizzes. Mother, hard-pressed wife and mother, and son uncommunicative 19(?) year old.

Watch what happens during a power cut!

Nostalgia’ is the second script. Cast – 2 married couples plus the brother of one of the women. It’s New Year’s Eve and while playing a board game simmering resentments surface between the couple born during the ‘swinging sixties’ and those from the post war generation.

Being one act plays none of the parts are huge. Please let Bar know as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for a part. Rehearsals will begin after Dolly finishes. The schedule will be as light as possible so you will be able to enjoy the summer evenings.

Youth production.

Shelley is directing a show called ‘A fairy tale adventure’. We hope to see lots of eager members turn up in early June. Please contact Shelley for further details.

Pantomime.

Despite having said once is enough, Dick mentioned he’d quite like to direct Dick Whittington – with dancing rats! Needless to say, we’ve held him to it. More details later in the year.

Players Hoodies / Sweatshirts.

We have recently taken delivery of a new order. We are awaiting having our logo printed on them, then can confirm the price. Please let Bar know if you want one. These highly desirable items of clothing are great value and a wonderful way of advertising our society.

 

 

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