Dunchurch Festival Players!

Dunchurch Festival Playes LogoDunchurch Festival Players were born originally a dozen years ago out of the Ladies Evening which used to take place in the week prior to the Fete. Looking for something rather different to do we decided to stage a play and, capitalising on our penchant for fun, have opted for farces and comedies ever since.

Looking back over just the past six years we have contributed over £14,000 to Festival funds, which are distributed to local good causes and to voluntary groups who need our help. Our bucket collections have supported the Air Ambulance, the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Marie Curie Appeal, Arden Cancer Centre, Rugby Myton Hospice, and the Alzheimers and Stroke Association Appeals - so you can be sure that we have recycled your donations and our profits to really deserving causes.

 

 

We hope you enjoyed this year's play  “Hello, is there any BODY there?” as much as we have in rehearsal and look forward to your continued support.

AND if you are interested in joining us, on-stage or back-stage, please contact me.

Mike Judge
Director

 


 

Play for 2013 :

Hello, is there any BODY there?

 Cast

in order of appearance
Lady Amelia Simpson-Squire - an authoress .....................Sue Protheroe
Sir Malcolm — her husband...........................................Paul Le Poidevin
Freddy Lyons — farriily friend..........................................Dicken Warner
Mable — the maid........................................................Helen Whitcroft
Dianne Sides — a Police Inspector...................................Sandy Maclean
Vic — and D.C. Fickey — early casualty and Det. Con................Guy Watt
W.P.C. Nunnall — a glamorous W.P.C....................................Lisa Nokes
Smalls — the butler............................................................Paul Smith
Miss Marbles — famous detective.......................................... Pat Miles
Prompt — only acting!......................................Julie Peters/Sam Diesch

The play is set in the drawing room of the country seat of Sir
Malcom Squire and Lady Amelia Simpson-Squire. Their country
manor is situated in an isolated position on the moors!

Crew
Director............................................................Mike Judge
Technical Director..............................................Les Pearce
Technical Assistant...........................................Jordan Cort
Make-up, Wardrobe & Set Decoration.................. Pat Judge
Set Construction & Backstage.........................Phill Freeman
Prompt (the real one!)...............................Debbie Freeman
Front of House..............................Fiona Stevenson & team
Program & Poster Design..........................Barbara Pearson
Ticketing & Backstage.......................................Ann Wright
Gala Evening catering............................Carol O'Neil & team

Rehearsal Stand-In..........................................Bronte Watt


Sue ProtheroeLady Ameilia Simpson-Squire

Sue Protheroe

"It's great having a hyphen, maybe I'll keep it! Enormous fun as usual, hope you enjoy it too."

 

 

Sir MalcolmPaul Le Poidevin

Paul Le Poidevin

"Playing a brandy-soaked lecher has been a real challenge, but I've practiced a lot at home."

 

 

Dicken WarnerFreddy Lyons

Dicken Warner

"Being cast as a pacifist and a wimp is a bit of an assault on my manhood - I'm as brave as the next wimp."

 

 

 

MableHelen Whitcroft

Helen Whitcroft

"It's always fun to be in a Festival Player's show. I hope you will laugh as much as we have done in rehearsals."

 

 

 

 

Sandy MacleanDianne Sides

Sandy Maclean

"Rather straight-laced in this role - quite a bit different from my appearance a year ago with the West Haddon Players in Calendar Girls."

 

 


Vick & FickGuy Watt

Guy Watt

"I want no comments about my suitability for either role..... or I'll bash you with a wet lettuce."

 

 

Lisa StokesWPC Nunnall

Lisa Stokes

"The lecherous men in the cast are only acting - honest! But, where's a girl to keep her pen and little black book?"

 

 

SmallsPaul Smith

Paul Smith

"It's good to be back in the harness on stage again - albeit as the ingénue - especially as I am the star of this play!"

 

 

Pat MilesMiss Marbles

Pat Miles

"Playing the part of a smitten, spotty old Glaswegian bag has been a bit of a stretch..... as I have never been north of Lutterworth."

 

 

 

PromptJulie Peters / Sam Diesch

Julie Peters / Sam Diesch

"We were drafted in at the last minute so don't ask me (us) if I (we) did it. We're (I'm) no wiser than you is (are)."

 

 

Notices 

Fête 2018 Stall Bookings

We're now taking bookings for trade stalls and advertising in the free fête programme.

Please complete our booking form for all stalls.


Seeking Performers

On Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of September the Dunchurch Festival Group are staging a Variety Show at the Village Hall.

We hope to showcase local talent and Mike Judge, who is organising the event, wants to hear from anyone who might be interested in taking part. 

So if you would like to sing, dance, play the bagpipes or juggle goldfish Mike is anxious to hear from you on 01788 810253 or e-mail mabjudge@hotmail.com


Tables & Chairs For Hire

The Dunchurch Festival Group have available for hire 100 folding chairs and 25 folding tables suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

A returnable bond of £50 for the chairs and £100 for the tables is required in addition to the hiring fee of 50p per chair, £2 per table.

Collection & return delivery are the hirer's responsibility.

Please Contact Us to make arrangements.


Dunchurch Band Recruiting

The Dunchurch Band are recruiting for new members.

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7.30pm - 9.30pm at:

The W. I. Hall, Southam Road, Dunchurch.

Contact Louise Balsom on :

01327 361564 or

07548 276993

e-mail: 

dunchurch.band100@yahoo.com


 Computer Confidence.

  • Are you confused when your grandchildren talk about the web or Google or social media?
  • Do you Panic when they speak about Apps or Facebook Friends or when they chatter on about Blogs or Cyber Bullying?
  • Would you like to learn about emails? Book a holiday online? Know how to find your photos? Do you want to Skype your family? Print off a boarding pass? Find a bargain on ebay?

Then Computer Confidence is for you!

Come to the Library at Dunchurch on Thursdays

  • Every Thursday at 11am at the library
  • Use the library computers – or bring your own laptop
  • Only £2 per session

 

If you would like to book please phone 01788 811355 or sign up in the library.

 

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