The Ladykillers cast list

The Ladykillers has now been cast. Tony will be directing with the cast as such :-

Constable MacDonald – David Bailey
Mrs Wilberforce
Angela Giddings
Professor Marcus
Alan Rutland
Major Courtney
Tim Knott
Louis Harvey
David Easton
One-Round
Mike Holden
Harry Robinson
Andrew Morrison
Mrs. Tromleyton – Sandie Brookes

 

Spring Production – The Ladykillers

Tony Giddings will direct our Spring Production – The Ladykillers. A gang of desperate criminals arrive at a the house of a little old lady under the guise of classical musicians and proceed to pull off a daring robbery. But when their landlady finds out the truth about their criminal act there is only one thing they can do ! But silencing a little old lady proves harder than they think !

Production Dates will be Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th May

Constable MacDonald – genial copper, who deals with Mrs Wilberforce’s fanciful concerns.
Mrs Wilberforce – a model of genteel propriety.
Professor Marcus – self-professed criminal mastermind, desperately keeping disaster at bay, beguiling the old lady and finding ever more outrageous solutions to the complications she innocently presents.
Major Courtney – a con man who is all politeness, but has a secret penchant for ladies clothes.
Louis Harvey – is a brooding, exotic Romanian with a liking for blades of the knife variety.
One-Round – is a heavy ex-boxer, not given to quick thinking.
Harry Robinson – is riddled with nerves, and is given to obsessive polishing of the furniture.

Auditions will be on Friday 1st February and Monday 4th
February at Tesco Community Room

One Act Festival at Codford

We have entered the bi-annual one-act play Festival which will take place at The Woolstore Theatre at Codford on Friday 15th March.

Tony Giddings is directing an chilling Edwardian drama called ‘Sequence of Events’ with the following cast :-

  • Hangman – Andrew Morrison
  • Lily-Ann Turbett – Anna McGrail
  • Claude Vole – Cameron Runyeard-Hunt
  • Herbert Vole – Alan Rutland
  • Margaret Vole – Ange Davis

Panto a great success !

Well what a great two weeks that was ! We had a total of 1179 people came to see Robin Hood – that’s an average audience of 118 per performance !

We also had a good review from Noda – well done to everyone involved

Robin Hood is here !

After nearly 4 months Robin Hood takes to the stage this Thursday !

We’ve moved in, built the set, lit the lights and costumed up. Time for an audience !

Break a leg everyone !

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