Curtains Up!

CURTAINS UP!

Comedy Music Dance

Saturday 30th September

7:30pm at the Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve

The Players are supporting a fundraising event at the Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve on Saturday 30th September.  Come and join us for an evening of entertainment: music from Salty Dog, A Capella singing from Cleeve Harmony and comedy from the Bishops Cleeve Players.  There will be an opportunity to join in with some dancing too – what’s not to like?

Tickets £10 from George Lewis Footwear or through our email: bishopscleeveplayers@yahoo.co.uk

Treasure Island Update!

Treasure Island

a pantomime by Tracy Rogers

Directed by Brian Paterson

Friday December 1st at 7:00pm

Saturday December 2nd at 2:30pm and 7:00pm

at the Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve

Adults: £10 and Children (14 years and under) £5

Tickets £10 from:George Lewis Footwear Bishops Cleeve

or email: bishopscleeveplayers@yahoo.co.uk

Come and join in the fun me ‘earties!

 

The Ruby Curse is lifted – Nemesia Moriarty captured!

The Curse of the Rajasthani Ruby is lifted and Fanny Golightly realises who she really is! 

If you didn’t see our play in April 2017 at the Tithe Barn in Bishops Cleeve here are a few  more photographs taken at our dress rehearsal – these ones are in colour too!

I have the Ruby – I have the power!

Cooee ducks!

 

Come quietly – I have men in the street so you can not escape!

Is there a secret message there?

 

 

Out of my way Rozzer or I’ll stick ‘yer! (OK so this one is black and white)

The lads down at The Bell.

What marble is to the Sculptor – education is to the mind!

We want the Ruby of course!

The Cast

They left me on the steps of an orphanage.

My dear Lady – come in and recover your equilibrium.

Now – we don’t want any of those things people speak into – they speak back!

 

 

 

Always got time for the law Inspector!

Hummph!                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that turban again!

Oh you don’t know who she is do you?

Where is Holmes when you need him?

Dress rehearsal shots of Rajasthani Ruby

The Curse of the Rajasthani Ruby

Here are just a few of the photos taken at our dress rehearsal.  A bit ‘Film Noir’ these ones so if you want to see the costumes and set in full colour see our latest ‘after the show’ photographs under ‘Latest News’


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original photos by Klingfilms.com

Steampunk Sherlock at Tesco!

Saturday the 1st April saw some of our intrepid cast of ‘The Curse of the Rajasthani Ruby’ all dressed up (it’s why some of them joined I’m sure) to publicise the play which is on 21st and 22nd April at the Barn.  See our ‘Next Productions’ page for more details.

The play is set in the 1890s but we have added a Steampunk element to the costume and some of the set to give it a twist.  It has been fun and we even went to a Steampunk Spectacular held at the Swindon Steam Museum where we met some fellow Steampunk enthusiasts.

Some photos below can give you just a flavour of what to expect with our costume but we have saved the best for the performance!

 

Cinderella did go to the Ball

Cleeveton Abbey – The Real Story of Cinderella

Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve 25th and 26th November 2016

Well the dust has settled on the Tithe Barn stage again and the Players have left Cleeveton Abbey and Hardup Hall for the last time.  Our audiences seemed to enjoy themselves as much as we did. Both on stage and back stage crew have worked very hard to make this an enjoyable performance and we have had many laughs along the way.  It was fantastic to have so many young members with us in this production with their tireless enthusiasm and energy.  Here are a few photographs of us all – backstage and onstage.
Ruby helps Buttons with his make-up

Ruby helps Buttons with his make-up

Mrs. Morepat bakes up a storm

Mrs. Morepat bakes up a storm

Vivat Rex! Vivat Rex!

Vivat Rex! Vivat Rex!

 

 

 

Is it this way round? Cors-et is!

Is it this way round? Cors-et is!

It's magic! We like it - but not a lot.

It’s magic! We like it – but not a lot.

Last minute lines?

Last minute lines?

Which props table is the invitation on?

Which props table is the invitation on?

Come and Buy, Come and Buy!

Come and Buy, Come and Buy!

Ryan Kevin Diablo McBraveheart aka Boris

Ryan Kevin Diablo McBraveheart aka Boris

Prince Charming and Cinders - ahhh

Prince Charming and Cinders – ahhh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dandini - Gringor - Stop those bells!

Dandini – Gringor – Stop those bells!

The Hardup Hall household.

The Hardup Hall household.

Not sure about those bead Hermione dear.

Not sure about those beads Hermione dear.

Friends forever - Buttons and Daisy

Friends forever – Buttons and Daisy

Agatha Hilda Hardup - out of my way Harold!

Agatha Hilda Hardup – out of my way Harold!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello everyone - my name's Buttons!

Hello everyone – my name’s Buttons!

Not long to curtain up!

Not long to curtain up!

 

Thoughtful Dandini

Thoughtful Dandini

 

Black Wing the Crow

Black Wing the Crow

Great scenery Tony! I'm not cleaning that cooker.

Great scenery Tony! I’m not cleaning that cooker.

Cinderella seen at Tesco!

Stop Press!

Cinderella and Prince Charming seen at Bishops Cleeve Tesco.

Here are some photos of a few cast members advertising our upcoming Pantomime:

Cleeveton Abbey – The Real Story of Cinderella

The Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve 

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November at 7pm

Saturday matinee at 2pm 

Tickets available from: George Lewis Shoe Shop Bishops Cleeve, 

Woodmancote Newsagents or Telephone 01242 673917

 

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A Panto at the Barn!

Cleeveton Abbey

The Real Story of Cinderella

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November

Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve

Evening shows begin at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Saturday Matinee begins at 2:00pm (doors open at 1:30pm)

Tickets £8 for adults and £5 for children 4 – 15

Available from George Lewis Footwear, Bishops Cleeve, Woodmancote Newsagents or from Brian Paterson (Telephone: 01242 673917)

Did you know that Christmas and the Panto Season are fast approaching?
Oh, no they’re not! Oh, yes they are!
And this year the Bishops Cleeve Players are presenting:-

Cleeveton Abbey – The Real Story of Cinderella

It’s written by local author John King. John is new to the area and the Players having moved here from Oxfordshire last October. His script was written and performed in 1990 but has been re-written and updated to include references to local villages and businesses. The title, “Cleeveton Abbey” was inspired by that well-known TV success, Downton Abbey. However John has retained all the traditional elements found in “Cinderella”.
So there is Prince Charming (played by Daz Cave), who meets and gives his heart to Cinderella (Hannah Galliers). Along with her Ugly Sisters (John and Mark King), there is a Fairy Godmother (Sue Taylor), Dandini (Kieren Hutt) and, of course a glass slipper. This version also includes a dark and dastardly villain, Diablo (Brian Paterson).
Staging this production has been a bit of a drama in itself. One actor left to go to Italy for love. Another had to drop out in order to have an important operation. This has all lead to John not only directing but also appearing as one of the Ugly Sisters! You really couldn’t write this.

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A Spy in Little Grimley first night news

Our first performance of A Spy with a View by Robert Scott and Last Tango in Little Grimley by David Tristam was well received at the Civil Service Club Theatre and helped to raise over £700 for their nominated charity.  The audience also enjoyed listening to and singing along with Tony and Chris – better known as ‘Smooth’, who entertained us with some well known songs.

Some rehearsal shots below.

More like tadpoles than raindrops!

More like tadpoles than raindrops!

Riveting!

Riveting!

Those tea buns were delicious ...

Those tea buns were delicious …

I'm not acting in your play Gordon mate - I'm a set builder!

I’m not acting in your play Gordon mate – I’m a set builder!

You didn't have to spend all £28 on the set build you know!

You didn’t have to spend all £28 on the set build you know!

Is this the end then? Does this mean I have to spend more time with the wife?

Is this the end then? Does this mean I have to spend more time with the wife?

 

A Spy in Little Grimely!

detective-clip-art-on-pinterest-detective-clip-art-and-graphics-BDcc5h-clipartOur two one act plays have been well rehearsed and are just about ready to go on the road.  Excitingly we have two of our newest young members taking the lead in the play with a Spy theme.  Last Tango in Little Grimley is a favourite of ours and it still makes us laugh out loud.  The first performance will be on 21st September so with just a few final rehearsals we are ready to go.  We are lucky to have the band ‘Smooth’ performing some well known numbers before each of the plays to make it a great evenings entertainment. 

Just to keep us on our toes we will soon begin rehearsals for our panto – Cleeveton Abbey: The Real Cinderella Story written by John King, to be performed in late November.