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Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Panto again for 2022. There were several issues for this. Uncertainty about Covid was one. The ARC also doubled their prices and withdrew all support, so we would have no bar, ushers or changing area. We had 3 council qualified chaperones in 2019 but the licences expired during lockdown. We have to have one chaperone per 6 under 16s, which meant no children would be allowed to perform. The council have now allowed chaperones to renew and restarted courses to allow new ones to qualify.

In the meanwhile, the ARC have cancelled all bookings for outside groups due to their technician leaving, which means we would have no-where to perform anyway.
We are looking for alternative venues for the Spring production but the Panto has been shelved until January 2023.

I am sorry to disappoint everyone but a lot of this is beyond our control. We are now an amateur theatre group who has not performed a full show for nearly 2 years and now without a home theatre unavailable to us. We hope to be back on stage soon.

In the meanwhile we are currently meeting each Monday at The Tin Church in Horse Road, Trowbridge where we are reading various plays over coffee and biscuits. I hope to see as many of you as can attend.

Tim Knott – Chairman

Annual General Meeting – Monday 13th September

The AGM will be on Monday 13th September 7.30pm at Trowbridge Town Hall and everyone is invited. We are planning to perform some short plays in November as well as our long-delayed pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in January 2022. All this and more will be discussed some come along to have your say. See you there !

Spare Posters / Programmes etc

I have been having a clear out and I have a load of posters/postcards and programmes from the last few years of productions that are surplus to requirements. If you need any for your scrapbooks etc then let me know before they all get recycled !

Here is the list :-

Murder in Play
The Ladykillers
Robin Hood
The Accrington Pals
Snow White
Suddenly at Home
Cash on Delivery
Mother Goose
Honeymoon Suite
Plays and Puddings
A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone
Jack and the Beanstalk
When We Are Married
There Goes the Bride
Dick Whittington

Sleeping Beauty Cast List

Dear All,

Thank you all so much for attending the auditions over the last 2 weeks and for making my decision difficult. I could have cast the show in many different ways and I do apologise to anyone I was not able to give a part to however, I would love to still have you involved in the panto.

Cast list

Princess Beauty – Olivia Clarke

King Fredrick – Pete Tapp

Queen Olivia – Alice Gosney

Wilbert – David Easton

Nanny – Pete Grant

Lord Chamberlian – Mike Holden

Fairy Sapphire – Anna Mcgrail

Mouldina – Angela Giddngs

Prince Fredinand – Charlie Parker

Groom – Darcey Oswin/ Harry Parker


Abbie Turner
Jess Blagden
Charlie Parker (Act 1)

Team 1

Harry (Act 1)

Team 2

Darcey (Act 1)

A few things:

– I will be planning to get scripts out as soon as possible. They will cost £5.

– I am hoping to start rehearsals at the end of September/beginning October however am still trying to source a venue. Please can I ask for you all to send me any Monday’s and/or Friday’s you are unavailable so I can create a rehearsal schedule.

– Just a reminder that there is a possibility we might not be able to perform in January, however we will be following government guidelines.

Thank you again for all auditioning.



Cast list for “Scenes from Shakespeare” rehearsed readings

If you see your name twice in the same play don’t worry, Sylvia hasn’t made a mistake!

All the World’s a Stage

Tony Giddings

Romeo and Juliet

Lord Capulet
Chris Pollock
David Bailey
Alice Gosney

Much Ado About Nothing

Peter Emuss
Anna McGrail

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tim Knott
Chris Pollock
Tony Giddings
Angela Giddings
Pete Grant
Stella Greaves
Clive Greaves
Becky Holden
Alice Gosney
Clive Greaves
Pete Tapp
Anna McGrail

Panto chorus song and dance sessions

Chloé Johnson, who is going to be directing the next pantomime, is going to be holding some song and dance sessions for potential chorus members this month, over Zoom. These sessions are for people to learn the audition pieces, so if you’d like to be in the panto chorus, you should try to make some of these sessions.

The sessions are:

  • Monday 13 July and Thursday 15 July — panto chorus audition dance
  • Monday 20 July and Thursday 23 July — panto chorus audition song
  • Monday 27 July — recap of both.

You don’t have to attend both Monday and Thursday.

What to do

If you are interested in being in the panto chorus, please let Chloé know by email ( She can then give you the necessary information to join the sessions and keep in touch via Facebook.

Sleeping Beauty read through

We have decided to have a read-through of our next pantomime “Sleeping Beauty” on Friday 17 July at 7pm. You can get the script here. You will need to bring a script along to read. If you have difficulty producing something you can read, please contact Angela (

Because of the pandemic, we plan to do this in Trowbridge Park, hoping the weather will be kind. You may wish to bring a chair and something to keep you warm in the evening. Obviously, if the weather is bad, we will re-think.

Currently, we think we may meet near the entrance to the bowls club — again, if plans change, we will keep you informed.

Keep safe!

The Trowbridge Players

Night Must Fall – postponed

It is with regret that Director Sandie Brooks and the committee have decided to postpone the production until the Autumn. With the current situation with Covid-19 and the fact that theatres are closing and we had also lost our rehearsal space for the time being the delay was the only sensible action. Hopefully all of the cast will be able to pick up where they left off in the Summer. The new production dates are Wednesday October 7th to Saturday October 10th.

A Fright at the Oscars

On Saturday 14th March several of the Players played out a murder mystery at a fund raising dinner for ‘Home for Kale’. It was good fun and was a great excuse for everyone to dress up in our best togs for the evening. Even Tony on sound and lights had his posh waistcoat on ! Special thanks must go to Peter Grant, who stepped in as the compere, Mike Rafone, with just over a week before the performance !

The Cast: Alice Gosney (Kate Windswept), Maxson Bailey (Tom Spanks), Elizabeth Donohoe ( Uma Thurman), Jo Ziegert (Goldie Pawn), Peter Grant (Mike Rafone), Tim Knott (Inspector Bobby Wood) and Angela Giddings (Meg Tryin)