Wilstead Players’ Newsletter

Rehearsals for our production of ‘The Railway Children’ are steaming along nicely!  We have a full cast with some ten children and a number in major roles.  In my last Newsletter, I said that performances are from Thursday, 28th March to Saturday, 30th March 2019.  There has been a slight change in that there will now be a matinee on the Saturday at 2.00 pm and there will not be a Thursday performance.  There will still be a total of three performances, the evenings commencing at 7.30 pm.

The Box Office (telephone 740782) will be open for Patrons to purchase tickets on Monday, 4th March and for the general public on Wednesday, 6th March.  The cost of the tickets will be £8.00 for adults and £4.00 for children with a family ticket (two adults and two children) costing £20.00.

Looking to our autumn production, this is programmed to be ‘The Lady Vanishes’ and is being performed towards the end of October – Friday, 18th and Saturday, 19th.  The play, a comedy/thriller, is based on the very successful and popular Alfred Hitchcock film.  If you are interested in taking part in this play, please make a note of the following dates.  Workshops will take place on Sunday, 31st March and Wednesday, 3rd April with auditions scheduled for Sunday, 7th and Wednesday, 10th April – all these events will commence at 7.30.

Don’t forget we are always looking for new people to take part in our plays and ‘The Lady Vanishes’ is no exception.  The cast has a number of characters, more than The Players is used to accommodating, and therefore please consider coming to the workshops to see what is on offer.

But the show would not go on if it wasn’t for those people working behind the scenes and front of house.  If you don’t wish to ‘tread the boards’, so to speak, there will always be a niche for you somewhere.  In particular, and in connection with ‘The Railway Children’, we are looking for some enthusiastic DIYers to help with the building of the set.  If you feel you have some expertise in this area and are able to give a couple of hours, then please contact Pete Tanswell on 740782 or myself on 743752.

You might be interested to know that Wilstead Players has recently adopted a new Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.  This Policy takes into account new legislation in this field and brings us into the twenty-first century.  The Policy can be viewed on the Players’ website.

I hope you will be able to see and enjoy, or even be part of, our forthcoming productions.

Colin West

Chairman/Secretary – Wilstead Players

01234 743752


February 2019