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 here:
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 here
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 Facebook