‘Red Herring’ Sat 21st September

Drop Heather an email if you would like to come to the performance, Lewis’ last show at the Fringe was excellent!

Dear Members

You are invited to a very special event on Saturday 21 September at 7.30pm in the church hall.

Lewis Garvey @Gardylootheatre has written and directed RED HERRING, ‘a semi-nautical, supernatural comedy full of folklore, fantasy and the rural coast’ and is currently performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see a live show fresh from Edinburgh. You may remember the amazing SPACE ROCKET ODDITY MAN which he wrote and performed at the Fringe two years ago. He then came and performed it for us.

Lewis performed in the Players’ production of The Darling Buds of May some time ago, and his gran, June Hayes, was a member of the Players.

This special show will last about an hour – refreshments will be available. We do hope you can join us – why not bring a friend?

As this is not a ticketed event, it would be very helpful if you could let me know if you intend to come.

After the show, if you would like to make a donation, I’m sure Lewis would be very grateful as he is hoping to travel with his show, taking it to different venues.

Heather

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Our 90th Anniversary Celebrations

Happy 90th Anniversary to the Players! 🎉🎉🎉

Thanks to Heather for the write up of our July event and Alan for the photos, well done to all involved 😀

 

The show must go on …..and it certainly did.

2019 is St George’s Players 90th anniversary – the group, ladies only, was started by the wife of the Presbyterian minister in 1929 and is still thriving today.

Patrons and past members were invited to share this birthday in the afternoon of Saturday 13 July.

Dressed up current members mirrored the decades from the twenties to present day, with a potted history of the decade (politics, fashion, etc.), songs, a snapshot of the players at that time and individual reminiscences.

What a wonderful afternoon which included a special anniversary buffet tea.

Our thanks must go to Sue Rutherford for organising such an excellent occasion.

 

Quotes received from some of the audience:

“What a lovely afternoon we had at St George’s. Real nostalgia and happy memories, so much harder to recite these songs than sing them.” 

“Thank you for yesterday. What fun. It was so clever to put current affairs, fashion and music with Players plays. It was a great programme. It touched us all. What a magnificent spread for tea.” 

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We found the Grail!

A troupe of the Players had a brilliant time in Newcastle tonight, we visited the Theatre Royal and saw Newcastle Musical Theatre Company’s production of Spamalot.

It was super-slick, feel-good fun, every element of the production was superb. The show had something for everyone – fans of Python, musicals, and comedy.

Spamalot runs until Saturday 1st June, if you’re free, get yourself a ticket!

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May 2019 Murder Mystery – A Wasted Weekend

The players performed Eileen’s Murder Mystery “A Wasted Weekend” on the 8th and 11th of May.
Both performances and meals went down extremely well 😀 congratulations to everyone involved 👏
Here’s some pictures from rehearsals…
… And from the final performance!
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Audition for November play

Bridget is producing the November play for us. It is called ‘Party  Piece ‘ and will be performed on 21, 22, and 23 of November 2019. The audition will be held on Monday 20 May at 7.30 in the church hall. 

A props team will be needed as there is a huge number of props used in this play, also a prompt so, even if you don’t want an acting part, please do come along because a lot of backstage helpers are needed.

                                               Party Piece – a two act play by Richard Harris

It’s party time at Michael and Roma’s fancy dress housewarming BBQ.However, all does not go according to their meticulous plans- a distinct lack of guests, a marauding Zimmer frame and the prospect of an irate husband on the prowl.Their patience is further tested by the arrival of their neighbour, the indomitable Mrs. Hinson, who brings her own brand of party entertainment in the form of the domestic squabbles of her son and daughter- in- law.

The set is the back gardens of the two neighbours and this is a fast paced comedy.

There are 7 characters- 3 men and 4 women.

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She’s Done It! 👏👏👏

A massive congratulations to Anne Marie on completing her charity Sky Dive this week!

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There’s still time to donate to her Just Giving page.

The jump was in aid of Cancer Research UK, what a wonderful achievement 👍

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March play review (and a hello!)

“Hello!” from your new website editor!

Grace here – Graeme has very kindly shown me the ropes of our website, so here’s a quick post with some pictures,  hope you enjoy this update!

We had a great time backstage and onstage during The Amateur Killer, our March 2019 play. It was a unique experience performing so close to the audience, very exciting!

We had 3 members making their debuts: Claire, Chris and Allan as Natalie, Lucas and DS Phillips respectively. It was a pleasure working with you all, looking forward to our future stagey endeavours!

Here are a few pictures from backstage…

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^^^ We promise Lucas and Daniel kept the fighting onstage…

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^^^ The cast and some of the crew after the final performance.

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^^^ our police officers posing for a few snaps.

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^^^ hot off the press! The Morpeth Herald review of The Amateur Killer.

 

Hope you will be able to join us for our upcoming events; the Murder Mystery is coming up in May and there will be lots happening throughout the year.

There will be updates on our Facebook page, drop us a message with any questions and be sure to give us a like 👍

GW

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