Rehearsals are now under way for our spring production - the golfing comedy 'Par for the Course' by Peter Gordon. Captain's Day at the Seven Lakes Golf Club gets off to a bad start when the men's Captain is indisposed. Club secretary, Simon, relishes the chance to take over but is soon thwarted by the arrival of Vice Captain, Nick and his girlfriend, Tiffany. Lady Captain, Fran, and enthusiastic but hopeless Barry add to the confusion as a series of disasters mount. With the unexpected arrival of Simon's wife, Laura, tensions build and things go from bad to worse. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Our last production was the comedic mystery play 'Appletastic' by Colin Barrow. Performed to full houses, with many complementary comments received. Well done to everyone involved, especially the 'newbies', who all put on very credible performances - for reviews and pictures, click on the link.
Our 2017 'Old Time Music Hall' was a triumph. Packed with traditional songs, dances, monologues and sketches, it included plenty of opportunity for audience participation, which the cast and audience took to with gusto. For a review and pictures, click on the link or watch video highlights from the show.
For details of our regular club meetings, special events and future productions, see 'Dates for your Diary' (below).
For details, reviews and pictures of all our previous shows, see: Past Productions.
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Dates for your Diary
Friday January 18th at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' annual social for members and guests in Medstead Village Hall. Enquiries to - Tel: (01420) 562 342.
Tuesday February 26th at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' monthly meeting in the Wiltshire Room at Medstead Village Hall. Enquiries to - Tel: (01420) 562 342.
March 29th & 30th, Medstead Players' spring production - the golfing comedy 'Par for the Course' by Peter Gordon in Medstead Village Hall. Box Office: (01420) 563 581.
November 29th & 30th, Medstead Players' autumn production in Medstead Village Hall.
Players Past Productions
- Chairman: Anita Prior
Treasurer: Graham Bennell
: Nita Simpson - Tel: (01420) 562 342
Other Committee Members: Peter Frost, Mike Overy & Sue Willson
Medstead Village Hall Representative: Sue Willson
: Mike Overy - Tel: (01420) 562 378
Medstead Players History:
- The Players date back to 1977 when a few people got together to put on a variety show on the then new Medstead Village Hall stage. Since then the group, who became the Medstead Players, has met to make friends, have fun and entertain. The productions vary enormously and are well received.
There are many jobs and activities undertaken by the group besides acting. We always need people to design and build sets, paint and decorate, make and find the costumes, operate the sound and lights, hunt out props, direct and prompt. There are other activities such as script writing, musical and choreography participation and stage management. A whole host of people are needed to ensure a successful production.
Over the years, we have raised thousands of pounds for various local and national charities. Members have also taken part in neighbouring societies' productions, as well as taking parts as extras for film and TV.
Local Theatrical Production Listings:
- Alton Events
Hampshire local theatre guide
Local Drama Groups (HantsDram Network)
'Hit the Limelight' entertainment events
Amateur Dramatics web-sites:
Medstead village web-site
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