2021-22 season has started and we are happy to have performed our first LIVE show since lockdown...
"BUNKERED" ran for 3 successful nights to 3 good audiences, all of whom seemed to enjoy their night out with Westoning Players. We had limited our audience capacity to 64 and feedback indicates that there was sufficient distancing to enable everyone to feel relatively secure.
The cast, crew and Front-of-House team all did a very good job, CONGRATULATIONS ALL... and special mention here to new member Cheryl Spicer (Props) and veteran Nita Foster (sound operator) both of whom performed brilliantly in their first show in those demanding roles.
We now look forward to some "down-time" over the Festive Season and beyond to our Annual Dinner at the Chequers in January [pls see elsewhere for info] and then on with preparation for the next show which is 28th - 30th April 2022.
Joyce Bonner - the Director of our November 2021 show - "Bunkered" - was presented, at the after-show party with a plant and a knitted "Doris the pigeon" as a token of our appreciation of all her hard work over the last 8 months.
We note that the pigeon now has pride of place in the Bonner household.
'im indors, Phil, for some strange reason has declined to keep the lovely frock...
SHOWDATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Two 1-Act plays with a meal... probably... titles t.b.a.
Thurs 28th to Sat 30th April 2022
at Westoning Village Hall. Box Office re-opens March 2022
Production notes - Bunkered.
Westoning Players offer amateur drama as an entertaining and rewarding leisure hobby. Every show is different. Each show has different need for the actors, set constructors, property-creators, the director and producer. We invite you to come along and get involved. Bring a buddy along too.
Before our current team gets too old to participate, we need to pass the skills and knowledge along to younger people who can keep the local amateur LIVE drama going.
If, for example, you want to have a panto for local children and grandchildren we need you to help us put these shows on.
Please come along and see what we are about. We'd like to do 2 small (1-act) plays in April and work up to a larger play for younger audiences in November 2022.
All skills & talents needed including tea-making and counting widgets, carpentry, electrical, ladder-holding, tantrum management... etc. Ideal for a parent wanting a local outlet to escape fopr a couple of hours. We can even do job-shares for couples so you can alternate.
Bunkered needed a set comprising a room - comprising a table plus a sonar/computer console and a substantial sliding door - looking like the inside of a military bunker painted battleship grey across the walls.
Decorating the set we had maps, notices, posters, and photos. Several sets of mugs were needed. And a (life-like) lifeless pigeons corpse. [No wildlife was harmed during the course of the play!] We had 2 breadknives - one whole, one broken and some LED lantens.
We even needed special lighting effects: a TV-glow effect for the computer monitor; a red flashing warning light and a Sonar "glow", as well as emergency lighting on the stage.
This scenery is only up for a week before we have to remove it and restore the village hall to its orginal condition. All the props and decorations had to be made or sourced. Well done all.
We need people to make costumes, and others to wear them, and helpers to get the actors in and out of them!
We always need people to source or scavenge the items we need for the scenery decoration, the furniture and the personal properties (props) that the actors use on-stage.
We even need people dedicated enough to sit on curtains to make them fit in the box!
Come and join Westoning Players.
Have a few laughs in your hobby, and entertain your local community.