After a year off from productions, the Players have regrouped and attracted several new members. This means that they are pleased to be able to produce a Pantomime again which will take place 25th February - 2nd March 2002 in the W.I Hall in the village.

ALADDIN is directed by Mike Read and currently well into rehearsal. It promises to be a very good show, in true Burton Bradstock tradition. There will be some familiar names in the cast, including Len Green as Widow Twankey. A number of local young people are taking part and the Players are delighted to encourage them - after all, they could be the Players of tomorrow! There will be the usual colourful sets and costumes and it is certain the show will delight the audiences.

Immediately after the Pantomime, the Players start out on a new venture. They have decided to produce a play in the village for the first time. A new member, Daphne Ekins, has experience of directing plays and was encouraged to hold play-readings last year. These were quite popular and resulted in the Players Committee asking her to direct a play. Readings and auditions have been held, the play cast, and they are all set to start rehearsals in March.

The play will be RELATIVE VALUES by Noel Coward and will take place in the W.I. Hall on 30th and 31st May and 1st June at 7.30 p.m. It is a light comedy with wonderfully witty dialogue and some good characters. It should appeal to all ages and tastes. The Players hope everyone will book a seat to see this, the first dramatic play in Burton Bradstock! The dates fall just before the Jubilee celebrations, so what better time to come out for a good evening's entertainment.


February 2002


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