The Orchard Players Newsletter January 2016

Hi  Folks,

Panto 2016

Well done everyone who took part. Feedback has been mainly very positive, but there have been a few negative comments mainly regarding sound and visibility. For the first attempt at the new format this is all really good. Ticket sales were fantastic, breaking all previous records.

Panto 2017

We are looking for a director for Panto 2017. Please contact a committee member if you are interested

Summer Show 2016

Jukebox Summer Time

Produced and Directed by Val and Len Munns with

Musical Director Maria King

Show dates July 7th 8th and 9th 2016

Please come along to our preliminary meeting in

Capel St Mary Village Hall on Thurs Feb 11th at 7.30pm

This show has a summer theme with all the fun and excitement of holiday time. The songs are mostly from the jukebox era of the 1960’s and offer great solo opportunities for both male and female singers, as well as chorus and dancing for performers of all ages. Our list of songs includes numbers from iconic artists such as The Beatles, The Kinks, Dusty Springfield and The Beachboys.

I have had a meeting with Maria this week and we are now keen to get started. I am looking forward to a good turnout on Feb 11th. If you can’t make that date and want to be in the show please get in touch and I will send you the song list for you listen to at home. Casting and auditions will be on February 25th at 7.30

Social and Fundraising

Capel St MaryFun Day

Fun day this year is Saturday June 4th. Hopefully we can get a strong team of helpers, so please make a note of the date.

Quiz Night

We are planning a quiz night on Saturday October 15th. Please make a note of the date.

NODA Award

Congratulations to Rob and the team for receiving the NODA Best Panto Award for “Jack and the Beanstalk”.

The Orchard Players Slogan

We are looking for a punchy slogan to be used in advertising and publicity to promote our group. If you have any brilliant suggestions, please let us know.


The new website is now up and running. .

All for now

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