The Orchard Players Newsletter February 2019

The Orchard Players February 2019


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Hello and welcome to all you lovely OPs!! Ok then wow!! Here we are already in February! A slightly depressing yet amazing month for readthroughs and Valentines!!!!

Now there is a LOT to get through so listen carefully!!

You may have noticed that we very recently staged our pantomime (Rapunzel, in case you'd forgotten) and WOW!! What an utter blast! Newsletter is proud of you all!

With amazing feedback and fabulous fun had by all it was a raging success! We sold a SHED load of tickets! We can ALL look forward to the next AGM to get a look at those figures!! ALL. Another huge "THANKS" to everyone who was involved in making this show the Spectacular Spectacular that it was. Mwah!

Additionally our after show party was held on Thursday the 17th, you may remember, and WHAT A PARTY IT WAS!! So much food, superb turnout, great tunes (cheers again, Ray) and some fine "Macarenas" and "Saturday Night"s were witnessed!



That's right. What is it? When is it? Who is it? Why is it? Let me tell you, there are a million questions flying around and some of them are weird!!

Anyway you may have seen on the reverse of the panto programme that our Summer production is entitled "An American In Suffolk" and it is a musical. Act 1 is set in....well Suffolk, in the 1940s during the time when American pilots (thousands of them!) came to the UK to aid the war effort. Act 2 is set during the 1950s following on the story of characters from Act 1. The songs are obviously from these decades. That's all that needs to said at the moment!

Show week for this should be the first week of July, as usual which is the 4th, 5th and 6th. So free up those diaries. If you could also free up your diaries for Thursday evenings leading up to this date and some Sundays too then even better!

It will be directed by one Cheryll Burton and will be ably assisted by Charlea Burwood and Bex Nicholls.

Dates for the readthrough and auditions are....I can now OFFICIALLY ReVeAl.....Readthrough on THURSDAY THE 21ST OF FEBRUARY with the auditions on SUNDAY THE 24TH OF FEBRUARY. So be there or be exceedingly square!!!

Annual General Meeting

Well, this is personally one of my favourite times of the year, as i'm sure it's yours too! Our one time as a family to discuss everything group!! This momentous occassion will occur on THURSDAY THE 25TH OF APRIL 2019 so if you could all make an appearance and show that interest, committee would be thrilled!!

Capel Fun Day 

Once again Capel is holding it's annual day of fun fun FUN and we intend to be a part of it because we are fun people. It's on Saturday the 8th of June 2019. Committee will ask around for help nearer the time and it's likely that we'll be doing a bit of singing on the day as part of a Summer show teaser!! We expect a good group turnout. Love yoooooou!!

Quiz Night

There will be a quiz night in the next handful of months. That's all you need to know at the moment. If you're interested (why wouldn't you be??) then start thinking about your teams!!!!

We're such HOT STUFF

Newsletter is delighted to announce that our Panto 2018, "Aladdin", directed by Rob Maplestone, has been nominated for the Best Pantomime Award from NODA!!! Congratulations Rob!!

And the awesomeness just keeps flowing! If you'd like to turn your attentions to the NODA report accompanying this newsletter then you can read all about how amazing we all were in "Rapunzel". Pats on the back all round!!

Pantomime 2020

I cannot believe how organised this group is, It's inspiring! The committee are currently receiving/entertaining/opening an ear for proposals for panto 2020....just typing that year is disorientating me!! Newsletter is uncomfortable. So if you have an idea and you're so excited that you just can't hide it then  committee looks forward to hearing from you! Don't be shy! You know and love committee and committee loves you!


Ok I think that's it. Not much more to report but trust me....when that news breaks, I'll be lettering it to you!!

Love you all

Me xxxxx

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