The Leintwardine Players

The Importance of Being Earnest cast (L-R Francesca Bingham as Gwendolen, Mark Ferrero as Jack, Jacqueline Archer as Miss Prism, Sue Hopkins as the servant, Bill Huband as Canon Chasuble, Sue Huband as Lady Bracknell, Viv Simkins as Cecily, and Mark Abbott as Algernon)
The Importance of Being Earnest cast (L-R Francesca Bingham as Gwendolen, Mark Ferrero as Jack, Jacqueline Archer as Miss Prism, Sue Hopkins as the servant, Bill Huband as Canon Chasuble, Sue Huband as Lady Bracknell, Viv Simkins as Cecily, and Mark Abbott as Algernon)

The Leintwardine Players came into existence informally in early 2011, as a play reading group. In October 2011, the Players were formally founded. Membership is £20 per person, per calendar year – January to December. Half price for under-18s.  Members are entitled to:

  • Free entry to/participation in play readings (There are usually 6 or 7 a year, at £4 ea.)
  • A vote at general meetings of The Leintwardine Players
  • Take part in Leintwardine Players productions (eg producing, performing)
  • Access to subsidised workshops, training and/or other activities

ACTIVITIES

Play readings: These take place on the third Thursday of the month during the winter season (except December and January). They are open to anyone, and people who just want to listen are very welcome. Some play readings are semi-staged, others are more simply done. Either way  it can be a really entertaining evening. Non-members are very welcome. Entry for non-members is normally £4 on the door to cover hall hire, royalties and other costs – any profits go to The Leintwardine Players. Members get in free.

Past play readings have included: Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier; The Letter, by W. Somerset Maugham; Relative Values and Hay Fever, by Noel Coward; Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and A Dolls HouseSpring and Port Wine, by Bill Naughton; Agatha Christie’s The Patient; Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads; Terence Rattigan’s The Browning Version; and many more!

Past productions: In 2011, we staged a potted pantomime called Forty Winks Beauty as part of a Christmas variety show. In June 2012, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Leintwardine, we gave a fully-staged and costumed reading of highlights from The Importance of Being Earnest. And at Christmas 2012, we jointly produced a Victorian Christmas Music Hall with our friends from Adforton.

 

Get involved

If you would like to know more, or to join, please contact a member of the Committee:

Chair: Mark Ferrero mark.ferrero@btinternet.com

Secretary: Holly Littlar hollylittlar@yahoo.co.uk

Treasurer: patrick.orton@btinternet.com