Wilstead players was formed in 1971 after an influx of new young families to the village at the start of the housing boom.
The driving force in those early years was undoubtedly Derek Smith who sadly is no longer with us. A few of the original team are still very actively involved, along with many new members. The Group performed many serious and more light-hearted productions during the early years along with annual Revues of sketches, dancing and singing, involving lots of people from the village, both on stage and behind the scenes.
In past years the Players entered one-act plays in Drama Festivals and gained much praise and many awards, winning through to Area Finals in the All-England on several occasions and twice being selected to appear at the National All-Winners’ Festivals in Felixstowe and Llandrindod Wells.
Every year we aim to put on two or three productions varying between plays, pantomimes, children’s plays, variety shows and Olde Tyme Music Halls, with the occasional interactive Murder Mystery Evening including a four-course meal.
Our social programme includes an annual barbecue, occasional outings and play readings etc.
Our Patrons’ Scheme exists for those who want to support us but do not necessarily want to get actively involved. In return for an annual donation, Patrons receive priority booking for our productions, newsletters and an invitation to the barbecue.
Anyone interested in joining us, becoming a Patron or being included in our regular newsletter can contact us by telephoning our chairman (number on the Committee page) or by sending an email to:- firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you are interested in joining us under one or more of these activities:- ACTING, DIRECTING, STAGEHAND, SET CONSTRUCTION, COSTUMES, SOUND, LIGHTING, MAKEUP, FRONT OF HOUSE, PUBLICITY or just helping out please download our membership application form, fill it in and send it with your membership fee to Judy Jacobs (details are on the form).
Click here to download the form:- WP-Membership-Form in a pdf format. This version requires a program, such as the free Adobe Reader DC, to open it. You can obtain this program here (the Pro version download on the same page is not free to use). A pdf reader is the standard way to read documents without having to have a wordprocessor such as Word installed on your device.
If you do have MS Word installed, you can download the WP Membership Form in the Word docx format.
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