Our next production isn't until November but the hard work has started already, the easy bit is getting up on the stage to perform but behind them is a team of people who make it all happen. The photo is of the first production meeting where we were going through the early stages of planning the set, lighting, sound, publicity, costumes, tickets, seating plan etc.etc. We will post pictures of rehearsals as we go through the summer. Tickets for the show will be available in early Septmber.
Photo is of John Wright presenting our cheque to Maggie's Cheltenham charity, thanks again to everyone who donated.
Fantastic news - our wonderful audiences donated £450 to the Maggies Cheltenham charity during our recent production, we will be presenting a cheque to them on Monday 29th April, we look forward to seeing the photos.
Auditions for our November panto were held on Wednesday 17th and a great cast has been chosen, details about the cast will be posted once rehearsals start, it will be a great show.
The Next Production w/c 24 November 2019
Snow White and the Seven Ugly Sisters
It is really important we can bring together a fabulous cast and Churchdown Players has a great track record in doing so!
This is a pantomime. It has a few key roles and lots of singing! Much of the singing is as an ensemble and all the songs are well known from great shows - just with a few adjustments to the words!
Next week (Wednesday 17th) we will read through the script - or at least most of it! You will have the chance to put your name down for one or more roles but be aware that some will have a singing audition. See below. The auditions will take place straight after the read through.
It will be amazing to see as many of you as possible next week. Anyone wanting a key role will need to be there please (let us know if you are going to be late!).
Snow White - You must love me from Evita plus one lively song of choice
Queen - one song of choice
Prince Valiant - one song of choice
Revolta (sister of Valiant) - one song of choice
Mirror- option to sing one song of choice but not a requirement
This show is very much a joint effort! Marilyn Karen and Carolyn would love to see you at 7.30 next week!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Our April production of three one act comedies has just finished.
The group is meeting on Wednesday 10th April to celebrate the production and will then decide what to stage in November, we have a couple of ideas but nothing definite yet. As soon as there is a decision we will let everyone know.
Thank you to everyone who supported us in April, when we have totals for the charity collection we will publish the details, thanks for your generosity.
The first play is “Easy Stages” by N.J. Warburton, directed by Janet Clark, with a cast of seven. This is an amusing, subtle parody of the backstage goings-on of an amateur dramatic group. Here we see the stage crew struggling against the odds to get their act together for the group’s production of Hamlet.
The second play is “What’s For Pudding” by David Tristram, directed by John Wright, with a cast of five. Mary and Jack's dull Saturday evening is interrupted by the arrival of Maureen, Ted and Dennis. The occasion rapidly dissolves into a drunken gathering as Ted's intellect is likened to that of a paper clip, Maureen, his wife, reveals a liking for Jack, and Jack rapidly cultivates a taste for pouring whisky over his head.
And finally, our third play will be “Last Panto in Little Grimley”, again by David Tristram, directed by Ian Clark, with a cast of four. The long overdue sequel to the popular “Last Tango in Little Grimley”, which we staged a couple of years ago, sees Gordon, Margaret, Joyce and Bernard tackle the Christmas pantomime with predictably hilarious results.
Our production will be staged at Churchdown Community Centre, all performances will start at 7.30 P.M. on the following dates – April 3rd, 4th, 5th (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) 2019. Tickets cost £7.00 and £6 for concessions. Tickets can be obtained by phoning 01242 520388.
Our next production is only a few weeks away, we are staging three one act comedy plays. Tickets are now on sale - priced £7 and £6 for concessions, they can be obtained by phoning 0124 520388 and can be paid for on the door, don't delay book today.
We have just had a fantastic week staging "Life is a Cabaret", we had some wonderful audiences and great fun staging the show.
As soon as we have details about the retiring collection for The Meningitis Trust we will publish details on this website.
Shortly we will be publishing photos from the show in the gallery section of this website.
On Wednesday 5th December we will be getting together in our usual rehearsal room to celebrate "Life is a Cabaret".
Then on Wednesday 12th December we will be reading through the one act plays we hope to stage in April. We will probably cast the parts on the same evening.