Play Readings

The Town Hall has been booked for play readings from 7pm to 9pm for the next few Thursdays :-

Thursday 6th December to read ‘Lysistrata‘ .

This is an ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC. It is a comic account of a woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War between Greek city states by denying all the men of the land any sex, which was the only thing they truly and deeply desired. Lysistrata persuades the women of the warring cities to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace—a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes.

Thursday 13th December to read ‘Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn’ by Constance Cox.

This is the very first play that Trowbridge Players ever performed, in 1969 and so, 50 years on, we thought it might be nice to possibly perform it again.

Maria is a country girl who dreams of escaping her village life, so when a rich and handsome gentleman arrives with promises to marry her and take her away she feels that all her dreams have come true. But all is not as it seems…

Thursday 20th December to read ‘The Ladykillers‘ by Graham Linehan.

The Ladykillers is a 2011 stage adaptation written by Graham Linehan based on the 1955 Ealing comedy film of the same name.

The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.
Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

Dead Funny reading

A reading of Dead Funny was held at Trowbridge Town Hall on Thursday 1st November. This is a possible for our Spring Production.

Rosebowl Awards 2018

The Rosebowl Awards ceremony took place at The Mercure Grand Hotel in Bristol on Sunday 21st October and The Players had nominations in three categories.

The Quartet Community Foundation Award for Best Supporting Actress (Drama)

Anna McGrail as Eva in ‘The Accrington Pals’

Walter Hawkins Award for Creativity and Design

Costumes for ‘The Accrington Pals’

Eileen Hartly Hodder Award for Best Actress (Drama)

Ange Davis as May in ‘The Accrington Pals’

There was a further nomination for a Players member :-

Spirolux Award for Best Supporting Actor (Musical)

Tim Knott as various characters in ‘Spamalot’ – TAOS Musical Theatre

Unfortunately we all came away empty handed but it was a great occasion and we look forward to having some more nominations at future Rosebowl awards.

Sylvia Seaman, Tony Giddings, Anna McGrail, Ange Davis, Ryan Davis, Stella Greaves and Angela Giddings

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

Rehearsals have now started for our Pantomime with the following cast :-

Robin Hood – Dandy Brigham
Maid Marion – Chloe Johnson
Nanny Dora – Pete Grant
Stewy – Ryan Davis
Sheriff of Nottingham – Dave Easton
Picket – Elizabeth Donohoe
Pocket – Katherine Sherborne
Little John – Mike Holden
Will Scarlet – Anna McGrail
Friar Tuck – Pete Tapp
King Richard – Tim Knott
Woodland Fairy – Olivia Clarke
Ensemble :-
Abbie Turner, Olivia Clarke, Alice Gosney, Sarah-Jayne Ritson Thomas, Cody Garrett, Chloe Law, Marie Law, Hannah Ranger, Tim Knott

Rosebowl Nominations


We are pleased to announce that we have received 3 Rosebowl nominations for our Spring production of ‘The Accrington Pals’.

QUARTET COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARD for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Drama)

Anna McGrail as Eva in ‘The Accrington Pals’

WALTER HAWKINS AWARD for CREATIVITY AND DESIGN

The Accrington Pals’ – costumes

EILEEN HARTLY HODDER AWARD for BEST ACTRESS (Drama)

Ange Davis as May in ‘The Accrington Pals’

 

TAOS Musical Theatre also had 3 nominations amongst which was :-

SPIROLUX LIMITED AWARD for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Musical)

Tim Knott as Various Characters in ‘Spamalot

 

The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 21 October 2018

Well done to everyone !

Hi-de-Hi! Cast

Thanks to everybody for turning up for the auditions.

We have cast “Hi-de-Hi” as follows:

Jeffrey                Tim Knott
Gladys                 Becky Holden
Pritchard            Mike Holden
Hilary Bovis       Stella Greaves
Barry                    Alan Rutland
Yvonne                Liz Holliss
Bailiff                   Pete Grant
Ted Bovis           Paul Granger
Spike                   Cameron Runyeard-Hunt
Peggy                 Katy Tiley
Sylvia                  Chloe Johnson
Mr Partridge   Tony Giddings
Fred Quilley     Peter Tapp

We’d also like somebody to take charge of hair and makeup. Do you know anybody who could do that for us?

Many thanks also to
Des and Dawn Witham for volunteering to do props
Sue for coordinating Front of House
David Bailey, Nicky, Barry, etc. for doing stage and set things
And I’m sure there are other things we’d love help with, so please do encourage others to come forward…