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Little Red Riding – in the Hood

Little Red Riding – in the Hood

It’s a Wrap!  The Panto over for another year.  A few memories below.

Publicity in Cleeve

Cool dudes …

You talking to me?

Outside Tesco with the Don and the gang!

I must get to my Godmother’s cottage!

OH NO – It’s the Wolf!

Now here’s what we’re gonna do you wise guys!

Behind me did you say?

Gina Roberts BBC News Mr Prime Minister.

So we do what exactly?

The fabulous cast!! Well done guys.


It’s this way! Oh no it isn’t …




Variety Show a Great Success

The Variety Show in support of The British Legion

We raised a £1,000!

A big thank you to everyone who made it happen.

John would have been proud of us I’m sure.

We are so grateful to the many performers and audience who came along to our Variety Show.             More than a £1,000 was raised for the charity plus more than £90 In the exit collection.

Gerry Prendergast, chairman of the Woodmancote and District Branch,  read out the names of the many young men from Bishops Cleeve (then only a population of 800) who died during the First World War.  The list was long and included young men from the same families.  It was a very moving moment for members of the audience.  Music from the Glos Strings Ukuleles, Rhythm Strings and Cleeve Harmony as well as drama by the Players helped to make this a memorable evening in so many ways. For the show finale there was a minutes silence followed by Poppies dropping down onto the stage.

Thank you to everyone who supported us in other ways; George Lewis for selling our tickets, Danny’s Cafe for supplying the most excellent Brownies,Tony Acres for printing our banner for free, The Parish Council, The Ink Spot, Bishops Cleeve Tithe Barn and Members of the Woodmancote & District Branch of the RBL (thank you Ann for preparing all those poppies!)

Well done everyone!

Here are a few memories …

Anthem for Doomed Youth

Put out those lights!

Backstage musings

Cleeve Harmony

Gloucester Strings Ukuleles

My poor Joe!

Poppies begin to fall …

Rhythm Strings

The Audience

Vinny and Daisy

Preparing the Poppies

Rhythm Strings

Look at our brave boys …

The Standard of the Woodmancote and District Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Two One Act Plays done and dusted!

Above: The brilliant, talented cast and director of All by Myself

Below: The most excellent cast and director of Alright on the Night

Well it was definitely alright on the night and thankfully we were not all by ourselves as we had appreciative audiences on both evenings.  Thanks to everyone involved behind the scene in these productions as without all the back stage crew, catering, Front of House staff and family & friends none of it would have been possible.

Well done all!  Now – what’s next ?

Monthly Meetings at the Barn

Come and Meet the Players

Why not come along to one of our monthly meetings and find out more about us.  Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month in the Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve. 

Next meeting 8th May 2018

Improvisation with Dan Hill 

This will be our second foray into the scary world of unscripted acting.  Last time it was a lot of fun and we laughed a lot – though many of us needed a lie down in a darkened room afterwards to recover from all that nervous energy.  Entrance fee is £4 payable at the door. NB If you would like to come but are not a member please email us (see below) as places are limited.

Now which scene are we in now?

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