The Medstead Players founded 1977

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Our next event is our Panto to be staged on December 8th & 9th:

Dick Whittington

Rehearsals are well underway, tickets on sale now: 10 each (adults) and 5 each (children). Email: / Tel: 07709 553 804 or book online (no booking fee). Download flyer.

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Our recent Variety Show, featuring an eclectic mix of sketches, music and songs was was well received by the audience, who joined in the singing with much gusto, aided no doubt by the food, wine and beer consumed.

April's production of the comedy 'Last Seance' received much acclaim from the audiences, both for the acting and the most realistic set - for a review and pictures see 'Last Seance'.

Our production of 'The Wicked Witches of Oz' was an unusual take on the classic Wizard of Oz story, with a few surprises and a careful avoidance of 'that song'. We welcomed some new members to the Medstead stage, with the shows much appreciated by the audiences - 'excellent in all respects'. For a review and pictures, see 'The Wicked Witches of Oz'.

Our touring production 'Workers Playtime' was a nostalgic throwback to the 1940s and 50s featuring extracts from popular radio shows of the day. The packed audience in Four Marks Village Hall got into the swing of it and a good time was had by all, as well as helping raise much needed funds for their hall restoration. For a review and picture, see 'Workers Playtime'.

Our 2017 'Old Time Music Hall' was an especial 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.

If you would like to join the free Medstead Players e-mailing list, to receive advance notice of future productions, please e-mail: . Note your e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose.

The Players are always delighted to welcome new members, whether on or off stage, just get in touch.


Dates for your Diary

Tuesday November 28th at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' monthly meeting in the Wiltshire Room at Medstead Village Hall. Visitors welcome, enquiries to: .

Friday December 8th & Saturday December 9th, Medstead Players' panto in Medstead Village Hall. Visitors welcome, enquiries to: .


Players Past Productions


Contacts:

Chairman: Tania McCullough
Vice Chairman: Anita Prior
Treasurer: Sharon Blackshaw
: Julia Halls - Tel: 07747 665 968
Social: Jenny Overy
Publicity: Anthony Wornum
Village Hall Representative: Anita Prior
Committee Member: Jon Norman
: 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.

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The Players are a friendly group, always keen for new members, so if you feel you would like to get involved, then please contact the Membership Secretary, who would be delighted to tell you all about the Medstead Players and what we do. Click the links for the membership form, club's constitution, safeguarding policy, and privacy policy.

Local Theatrical Production Listings:

Alton Events
Ents24.com
Hampshire local theatre guide
Hantsweb

Local Drama Groups


Amateur Dramatics web-sites:

amdram.co.uk
amateurdramatic.co.uk


Medstead village web-site

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