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Two One Act Plays in April

Two One Act Plays

The Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve

Friday 13th April & Saturday 14th April at 7:30pm

Doors open 7:00pm

Bar and refreshments available.

Alright on the Night

by Robin Wilson

Directed by Roly Connolly

The Downcot Players are rehearsing for their latest production but will they be ready in time?  Nothing quite seems to be going according to plan but it will be alright on the night – won’t it?

All by Myself

by Robert Scott

Directed by Hannah Galliers

Larry has been alone on an island after his shipwreck and is on the edge of sanity but he is soon shocked to discover he is not and never had been – alone!

These two contrasting plays are sure to intrigue and amuse in equal measure. Tickets £8 from this website (follow the Book Tickets tab on the Home page on the top orange bar) or from George Lewis Footwear in Bishops Cleeve.

 

Our 10th Scottish Evening!

Bishops Cleeve Players are proud to celebrate their

10th Scottish Evening

After some discussion and a look back through our posts we realise this is the 10th year of this popular event.  Last year saw a new set of members joining us to demonstrate the dances and join in with the fun – and yes they are our younger members with so much energy it makes the rest of us feel tired just watching them.  There will be the usual combination of music from the Ghillies, dancing for all, jokes told by Brian with his own brand of ‘Scottish’ humour along with piping in and addressing the haggis. All of this served up with delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches and choice of tea, coffee or drinks from the bar. Tickets can now be purchased on line – just go to the home page and click on Book Tickets’ or you can still buy them in the usual way from locations detailed on the poster.

Photos from last year below:

Dave and St Andrew

Addressing the haggis

Some other members of the Ghillies – Alistair, Tony and Gillie

The Laird from the Isle of Aaron.

Demonstrating those dances was energetic to say the least…

The Gay Gordons

The pie-eyed Piper – a deserved refreshment!

Leaving Treasure Island

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Barn and thanks to the cast, the band and all the crew backstage and front of house who made it such a success.  What a team.

Here are some more memories:

Oo-er Mrs!

Stop blinking for goodness sake – you must be used to this by now.

Oh the concentration.

Busy dressing room.

Ready to go!

Horatia in the Admiral Heyho

 

The Band are nearly ready. How brilliant were they!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you think this is my colour Mr Poopdeck?

BOO

Relaxing in the interval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done everyone.

 

 

 

Farewell to Treasure Island me ‘earties.

 

We’re off to Treasure Island!

Ahoy there me hearties! 

Come aboard the Hispaniola and join us on a voyage to

Treasure Island

Adapted by Tracey Rogers

Follow the unfolding tale of Jim Hawkins and his dear old mum Horatia, landlady of the Admiral Heyho Inn, as they journey aboard the Hispaniola to find Captain Flint’s gold, silver and fabulous jewels on Treasure Island. Meet the villainous pirate Long John Silver and his cutthroat crew. Can Captain Polly Flint and her shipmates stop the dastardly pirates in their tracks? Will the map lead them to the treasure? Come aboard and join us on our voyage of adventure, fun and silliness at

The Tithe Barn Bishops Cleeve.

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December at 7pm and Saturday 2nd at 2:30pm.

Tickets £10 adults and £5 for children (14 and under)

Available at George Lewis Footwear, Bishops Cleeve or ring 01242 673729.

Bar available for both evening performances.

Tickets also available by contacting us by 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!

 

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

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.

cinderella-poster

 

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?