The Players are on the road!

A group of St George` Community Player`s will soon be packing their props, goods and chattels and heading off to the village of Thropton, near Rothbury, for a one night performance of `A Meal to Die For` a murder mystery written by group member Eileen Clark. This is the third outing for Eileen`s play, first on home ground at St Georges Church, Morpeth then, by request at Hepscott
This performance at Thropton is in aid of the ASHRAY a U.K. charity supporting the reconciliation through education work in Israel. Archbishop Emeritus Elias Chacour`s multi faith schools provide enduring and a successful peace process in Israel. The schools have Christian, Jewish, Druze and Muslim pupils and staff. The recent opening of a Learning Room , known as The English Room, is open to the whole community and it is hoped that future funds will help provide some essential equipment.
Eileen has written many plays and sketches for the `Players` and is now working on another murder mystery. She hopes to bring it to the Morpeth audience next year and, possibly, if requested, further afield.

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Parkinson’s UK Charity Event.

Wow! What a great night we had in the hall. It was a very full house. The Players team had set up the tables and chairs in the afternoon and dressed the walls with bunting and balloons  and old photos of some of us in our early days with The Players. Gulp!  I had brown hair on my old photo! The band came to set up and do sound and music checks before leaving in the afternoon. Everyone left and the hall was empty, except for me. I went around the side of the church and lay on the bench in the sun for awhile. A perfect spot for relaxation.

At 18.30 The Players team arrived and we set out dressing the tables with snacks and plates – giving the hall the final finished look. Then we opened the doors and in they came. It was great to see so many had taken the option to dress and some came in 60s costumes. We even had Ozzie Osbourne there all night.

It didn’t take long for people to get up and dance once the band started. In fact there wasn’t a time throughout the whole evening when the dance floor was empty. The atmosphere was buzzing. People loved it and showed their gratitude with the raffle. Overall we raised nearly £900 for Parkinson’s UK.  Feedback from folk as they were leaving was, “ You must do this again, it was fantastic!”

It was a successful evening because of the team who organised it. So a big thank you to Pam, Heather B. Heather R. Grace and myself. Also to Janet for suggesting that Ian’s band might be willing to play on the night. Ian, when approached agreed immediately. I’m glad he did. The band were wonderful and kept everyone entertained all night. So it’s a massive thank you to all the band members, we are very grateful to you all.

David Kiely

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Charity Night

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April 2018 Newletter

A big thank you to Eileen who has just completed the latest Newsletter and to view this simply clink on the link.

April 2018 Newsletter

 

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It’s On, It’s Off.

Well the show ended after a three night run – It’s On, It’s Off, It’s Over! The weeks of rehearsals paid off. The photos show just how colourful the stage and cast were.  It was a shame to strip the stage down after the last performance. Many members of the audience commented upon its design. Thanks to our set designer and builder Robin Herron. Thanks also to the loyal team of folk who helped Robin in the construction and painting of the stage.

So another show has ended and we shall have a summer break before auditions and rehearsals begin for our next offering in November. There will be things happening in the group up until that time. There is the Charity Event to plan now.

 

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It’s On, It’s Off.

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Herald Article.

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