Wilstead Players’ Newsletter

Firstly, thanks to all who came to watch our Farndale production last month.  We hope everyone enjoyed the mad antics of the Townswomen’s Guild and their attempts to present their daft play amid the chaos of Things Going Wrong.

On the Friday evening we experienced our own problems with the stage lighting, leaving some members of the audience believing it was all part of the play!  Fortunately, things were resolved halfway through the first act.

On the Saturday evening we were up against the much hyped Eurovision Song Contest which meant numbers were fewer than we had hoped.  However the Thursday Charity night more than made up for it and we were able to write a cheque £500 for Rotary International’s ‘End Polio Now’ campaign – a very worthwhile cause.

Now on a sadder note we are fearful that last month’s play could well be the last for the Wilstead Players for some time, having been founded in 1971.  However, none of us is getting any younger – the average age of those on stage was almost 70 – and we desperately need some new blood if things are to continue.  If you ever acted in school plays and realised the fun that could be had please do consider coming along.  We have a fully equipped stage with sound and lighting systems, many costumes, props and scenery all waiting to be utilised.

Our AGM is booked for Wednesday 28th June at 7.30 in the Small Hall of the Village Hall at Wilstead, so you could show your interest then.  Otherwise the Wilstead Players may have no other option but to let the curtain down for a while.

Having said that negotiations are being held to hopefully put on a production towards the end of the year.  So, as I said in my last Newsletter – watch this space.

Colin West

Chairman/Secretary – Wilstead Players

01234 743752


June 2023

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