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Overview

Thirty years ago a small group of people in the village of Bleadon met together to discuss the possibility of forming an amateur drama group. The village had a hall with a stage and a piano, and, most important, a car park! They booked the hall, put out the word, and so began ‘The Bleadon Players’! After much discussion and some hard work they hired a pianist and it was ‘curtain up’ for their first production: ‘ , a programme of songs and sketches. This proved to be successful and encouraged The Players to become more ambitious, so at Christmas that year they staged their first pantomime – Here We Are, and Here We Are Again’ ‘Cinderella’. Conditions were not as sophisticated as they are today. Stage lighting was provided by a fluorescent tube on stage and a dramatic blackout was achieved by simply turning it off! Over the years The Players have invested in more up-to-date lighting and equipment which now lends a polished look to each performance. In 1998 The Players felt they were well established enough to stage three performances a year, thus began their annual programme of (1) Comedy; (2) Drama; and (3) Pantomime, a timetable which is followed to this day. All the sets, backcloths and stage furniture are provided by The Players, often by raiding people’s homes! Front of house duties, bar staffing and ticket selling are all undertaken by friends and family. Although it must be said that everyone involved in each production is of equal importance, there is just one who has the most power, and must always be obeyed – The Prompter!

Meet the Cast

Baby Sitting Calvin

Written by John H. Newmeir

 

Calvin…..……………….Simon Lee

Katie……….…………..Helen Wigg

Donna…………………..Scarlett Blair

Laura.…………………..Tina Sherwood

Bob……………………..Peter Gibbon

 

Directed by……………Brenda Shrewsbury

Meet the Cast

What would the Ceasar Do?

Written by Louise Pople

 

Tim…..……………….Dean Harris

Richard….…………..William Hallworth

Aiden………………….Ade Bowen

Will.…………………..Paul Nicholls

Marcus..……………..Scott Morris

 

Directed by……………Rachel Stark

Meet the Cast

Impatience and Improbability

Written by Nic Dawson

 

Lizzie..……………….Pam Hillier

Roddy……….………Tim Clarke

Julia………………….Charlotte House

Caroline……………..Morag Edwards

Darcy……………….Rachel Stark

Kassie………………Scarlett Blair

Miles………………..Nigel Venning

Jarvis……………….James Fear

Maid…………………..Nat Apps

 

Directed by……………Brenda Shrewsbury