Sleeping Beauty Cast list

Thanks everyone for coming along to the auditions, the cast list is:

Nanny                                     Pete Grant

Wilbert                                   Dave Bailey

Lord Chamberlain                Mike Holden

Princess                                  Carisma Dolphin

Fairy Sapphire                       Chloe Johnson

Fairy Mouldina                      Sue Morgan

King                                         Alan Rutland

Queen                                     Alice Gosney

Prince                                     Jacob Pickford

Groom                                    Harry Parker

Thank you to those who have said they will join the ensemble.

I’ll be in touch with a date for a  script read through and then with rehearsal details. I’m looking at rehearsal evenings of Monday and Thursday so avoiding the Friday evening socials before Christmas.


Sleeping Beauty Auditions

Time is moving on, and we have now taken the decision to produce Sleeping Beauty as our pantomime for 2024. We will be performing at The Civic Centre in January. This is obviously a venue that we have not used for many years (approx. 15) and it has changed significantly regarding performance space. We will need lots of help and support with the production. More details once the show is cast. 

Performance dates will be Friday 12th , Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January. Friday pm, Saturday matinee, Saturday pm, Sunday matinee – 4 performances in all. Move in will be mid-week, move out on Sunday after the matinee.


When – Monday July 17th and Friday July 21st 2023.
Time – 7:00pm – 9:45pm (the first 30 minutes is for admin and time to study audition pieces) 
Where – The Park Club, Trowbridge Park 
Princess Beauty – Principle Girl           
Wilbert – Palace footman – (Buttons character – banter with audience etc)
Nanny – Dame  (Flamboyant – chats with Audience)
Lord Chamberlain – to King and Queen – Officious/Pompous
Fairy Sapphire – Good Fairy      
Fairy Mouldina – Bad Fairy (Boo Hiss!) – The Villan of the piece
King Fredrick – Father to Princess Beauty  – (a bit doddery)
Queen Olivia – Mother to Princess Beauty – (firm but fair)
Prince Ferdinand – Principle Boy                    
Groom – friend of the Prince     (could be played by boy or girl)

Various chorus/villagers etc          

If you are interested in taking part but are unable to attend the auditions, please contact Angela –  

Trowbridge Players need Help!

Hello All, 

You will have notice that we have not been doing a great deal since lockdown. We have performed one play and an evening of One-Acts at Steeple Ashton Village Hall and Trowbridge Town Hall. If you don’t know, we had our main venue The Arc Theatre withdrawn from Amateur groups as a cost cutting measure by Wiltshire College and have been looking for suitable venues to perform in ever since. Now the Town Hall is closing for a couple of years the choice of venues in Trowbridge will become even slimmer. In the meantime, our funds have dwindled as we have been paying out for Costume and Scenery stores with very little income coming in. If we don’t bring some funds in then I’m afraid that Trowbridge Players will be no more in the space of a few months. 

There is one thing that can save us – Panto. 

Our last panto was Aladdin back in January 2020 – just before Corona Virus arrived. So, we are planning to perform a Pantomime at The Civic Centre in January 2024. We will not be putting on an Autumn production so we can concentrate on Panto. 

We are planning 4 performances: – Friday PM, Saturday Matinee, Saturday PM and Sunday Matinee. 

Angela has offered to direct but we need several more things. So, we have a venue and a director but require a Script, a cast and a team. We need everyone who is interested in saving the society to come together to help. We will need singers, dancers, actors – but also backstage crew, front of house people, costumes, choreographer and many other forms of help. We also need a show co-ordinator, who can organise rehearsals, emails to cast etc so Angela can concentrate on the Panto itself. 

We will be reading scripts for the next few Mondays at The Park Club.

So, we are calling out to all members and friends of the society, past and present, to help keep us going. We have been in existence since 1969 and I hope that we have many more years to run. 

Please reply to to let us know that you care and will support the society in our hour of need. We need all of your help to make this a success. 

Kind Regards, 

Tim Knott – Chairman 

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