Newnham Players

At long last and after many months it is time to rock ‘n’ roll once again, with the following taking place over the next few months:

Sunday 8th August: BBQ at The Club.
Our cordon bleu chefs are ready and waiting to cook all things BBQ as we get together for the first time since the last time. Non members are very welcome and will receive a discount on their first year’s membership if they join on the day. Click on the poster below for details.

Thursday 9th September, 7.30 at The Club.  Play-reading/audition for It’s A Wonderful Life, directed by Pamela Elgar.
This is a retro, 1948 BBC radio version of the famous film, starring James Stewart.  All are welcome. To register an interest, please contact Pam on elgarpanda@gmail.com

Thursday 16th September 7pm at The Club. Play-reading/audition for Who’s Bean Stalking?, directed by Pat O’Hara.
This is a version of the Jack and the Beanstalk story and gives both adults and children the opportunity to get involved. All are welcome. To register an interest, please contact Pat on pmohara@btinternet.com.

Saturday 18th September: Progressive Supper.
Yes, it is the return of the roving gourmet Three Act extravaganza. What an event to look forward to after the weeks and months of not being able to mix and socialize. Watch this space for more details over the next few months.

Thursday 23rd September 7.30 at The Club – Play-reading/audition for Rumours by Neil Simon, directed by Pamela Elgar.
This production was in rehearsal when we locked down last year so now will be restarted for performances on 28th, 29th, & 30th April, 2022. As some of the original team are now unavailable, there are opportunities for members both on and off the stage. To register an interest, please contact Pam on elgarpanda@gmail.com

Saturday 16th October: Annual Quiz Night at The Club.
Do you enjoy a good quiz? Well, the Players Quiz is back. Teams of up to six people are welcome. It is open to non-members and an evening of fun for everybody, whether you consider yourselves ‘Eggheads’ or simply representatives of the ‘Pointless’ majority!

Friday-Saturday 3rd – 4th December: Christmas Production
We return to the stage for two Christmas-themed plays, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Who’s Bean Stalking?”.

Saturday 11th December:
Ho ho ho ‘tis the season to be merry as we revisit The Lyon for our Christmas ‘do’ – details to follow in due course

28th,29th & 30th April 2022:
Our first show for 2022 will be “Rumours” an excellent 2 Act comedy by Neil Simon.


Newnham Players is a lively and friendly amateur drama group based in the village of Newnham on Severn. We usually put on 3 productions a year, ranging from comedy to serious drama. There’s no theatre (or permanent stage!) in Newnham so most of our productions take place in the large function room in Newnham Club (which seats 70-80), though we have used other venues in the past.

The group’s aim is to allow people of all ages, abilities and interests to participate in Amateur Dramatics and have fun doing it, so we try a choose a varied programme to give everyone a chance both to be involved and to develop their interests & skills if they want to do so. In recent years we’ve put on a pantomime, a musical (Oliver!), several popular comedies (Dad’s Army, Allo Allo, Fawlty Towers) and plays by Pinter, Ibsen and Bolt. We also have a social programme that includes a Christmas Party, a summer BBQ, a quiz night and a progressive supper and we have a Junior Group that meets once a week during school term time.

Our membership is a complete mix, with some that mainly want to act, some that mainly want to do backstage work or direct and some that prefer just to come to the performances and social functions.

If you’d like to join us you can do so through this page

If you’d like to find out more about the group you can follow us on Twitter here or on our Facebook page here or contact us direct through this link

 

Junior Drama – Help Still Needed

Our Junior Drama group, which ran very successfully for 10 years, has unfortunately had to close. Although we’ve had a number of volunteers to assist we still need someone who is prepared to act as overall coordinator for the group. The children range from 8 upwards and as well as the weekly activity they are involved in larger productions such as musicals and Pantomime with the main Drama Group. They have also also put on one/two productions for parents each year.

The group meets on a Thursday Evening at the Club from 7.30 – 9.00 pm and sessions consist of working on stage craft, voice, mime and many other aspects of putting on a production. There is no charge for the juniors to attend and Newnham Players pay for the hire of the room at the Club.

For further information please contact us through this link