Newnham Players

See How They Run

18/19/20th June 2020

Following the success of The Vicar of Dibley, Newnham Players’ next production will be “See How They Run!” by Philip King, directed by Pamela Elgar. Set in the 1940s, this is a fast-moving Whitehall farce with comic situations and headlong humour, heavily playing on mistaken identity, doors, and vicars. The cast consists of 3 female roles and 4 male roles. An 8th role can be played by either a man or a woman.

There will be initial read-throughs on Monday 13th January and Wednesday 15th January at The Club, Newnham with auditions (which are open to all, including non-members) on Monday 20th January, also at The Club. All sessions will be at 19:30.

Rehearsals will start on Monday 17th February and will be mainly on Monday and Wednesday evenings (not on public holidays).
Performance dates are 18th/19th/20th June 2020 at The Club, with the previous weekend booked to set up and the whole week available leading up to performances as usual.

If you are interested in being part of what will be a fun production either on stage or as Production Co-ordinator or as part of the Backstage or Technical crew, please contact Pam  through this link asap.

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

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