- Rehearsals and preparations are now underway for our next production on April 12th & 13th, the comedy 'Meet the Neighbours', by John Peel.
Tickets on sale now: £15 each (including supper). Email: / Tel: 07709 553 804 or book online (no booking fee). Download flyer.
Ted and Carol have an unhappy history of not getting on with their neighbours. But this time, even though most of their possessions haven't arrived yet, Carol is starting off by inviting the new neighbours round for a meal. How could it possibly go wrong?This one act play to be performed on April 12th & 13th will be accompanied by a meal.
Our recent production of the panto 'Dick Whittington' proved a lot of fun for both the audiences and all those involved, with the cast fully getting into the swing of it and lots of audience intereaction - oh yes there was! Click on the link for details.
September's Variety Show, featuring an eclectic mix of sketches, music and songs was was well received by the audience, who joined in the singing with much gusto, aided no doubt by the food, wine and beer consumed.
April's production of the comedy 'Last Seance' received much acclaim from the audiences, both for the acting and the most realistic set - for a review and pictures see 'Last Seance'.
Our production of 'The Wicked Witches of Oz' was an unusual take on the classic Wizard of Oz story, with a few surprises and a careful avoidance of 'that song'. We welcomed some new members to the Medstead stage, with the shows much appreciated by the audiences - 'excellent in all respects'. For a review and pictures, see 'The Wicked Witches of Oz'.
Our touring production 'Workers Playtime' was a nostalgic throwback to the 1940s and 50s featuring extracts from popular radio shows of the day. The packed audience in Four Marks Village Hall got into the swing of it and a good time was had by all, as well as helping raise much needed funds for their hall restoration. For a review and picture, see 'Workers Playtime'.
Our 2017 'Old Time Music Hall' was an especial triumph. Packed with traditional songs, dances, monologues and sketches, it included plenty of opportunity for audience participation, which the cast and audience took to with gusto. For a review and pictures, click on the link or watch video highlights from the show.
For details of our regular club meetings, special events and future productions, see 'Dates for your Diary' (below).
For details, reviews and pictures of all our previous shows, see: Past Productions.
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The Players are always delighted to welcome new members, whether on or off stage, just get in touch.
Dates for your Diary
Tuesday February 27th at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' monthly meeting in the Wiltshire Room at Medstead Village Hall. Visitors welcome, enquiries to: .
Tuesday March 26th at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' monthly meeting in the Wiltshire Room at Medstead Village Hall. Visitors welcome, enquiries to: .
Friday April 12th & Saturday April 13th, Medstead Players' spring production the comedy 'Meet the Neighbours' by John Peel in Medstead Village Hall. Visitors welcome, enquiries to: .
Tuesday April 23rd at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' monthly meeting in the Wiltshire Room at Medstead Village Hall. Visitors welcome, enquiries to: .
Tuesday May 28th at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' monthly meeting in the Wiltshire Room at Medstead Village Hall. Visitors welcome, enquiries to: .
Tuesday June 25th at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' monthly meeting in the Wiltshire Room at Medstead Village Hall. Visitors welcome, enquiries to: .
Tuesday July 23rd at 7.30 pm, Medstead Players' monthly meeting in the Wiltshire Room at Medstead Village Hall. Visitors welcome, enquiries to: .
Players Past Productions
- Chairman: Tania McCullough
Vice Chairman: Anita Prior
Treasurer: Sharon Blackshaw
: Julia Halls - Tel: 07747 665 968
Social: Jenny Overy
Publicity: Anthony Wornum
Village Hall Representative: Anita Prior
Committee Member: Jon Norman
: Mike Overy - Tel: (01420) 562 378
Medstead Players History:
- The Players date back to 1977 when a few people got together to put on a variety show on the then new Medstead Village Hall stage. Since then the group, who became the Medstead Players, has met to make friends, have fun and entertain. The productions vary enormously and are well received.
There are many jobs and activities undertaken by the group besides acting. We always need people to design and build sets, paint and decorate, make and find the costumes, operate the sound and lights, hunt out props, direct and prompt. There are other activities such as script writing, musical and choreography participation and stage management. A whole host of people are needed to ensure a successful production.
Over the years, we have raised thousands of pounds for various local and national charities. Members have also taken part in neighbouring societies' productions, as well as taking parts as extras for film and TV.
Local Theatrical Production Listings:
- Alton Events
Hampshire local theatre guide
Local Drama Groups
Amateur Dramatics web-sites:
Medstead village web-site
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