CHURCH CROOKHAM PLAYERS
A BRIEF HISTORY
Memorial Hall in Sandy Lane has been the main venue for several years and the
limits of the stage have been well tested with plays such as Alan Ayckbourne’s
The Norman Conquests and Bedroom Farce, and other plays, such as Ghost
Train, where a train had to cross the stage, Winslow Boy, which had
the stage extended by four feet with a full ceiling and chandelier, and
Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer, which began with a
thunderstorm passing over the auditorium.
one can ever accuse us of being boring or 'in a rut'.
has a convivial membership of all ages and put on two productions a year, and
sometimes one a tour for charity. Our members also collaborate on other
productions such shows staged to raise money for the local church building fund.
design and build our own sets, provide Front of House facilities, design the
programmes, posters and tickets, and arrange refreshments on the night -
all-important jobs to give the audience a true theatrical experience.
have our own set and property store, a small costume store, a selection of
lights and sound equipment, enough to make the group self- sufficient for small
come and go, and even come back. We try to expand and improve our technical base
and find challenging plays to stage. As with all groups, we welcome new members
for any of the tasks, from set building to playing a part, or even costumes.
group enjoys an active social scene, including meals out, visits to the
professional theatre, picnics, poetry readings, workshops, and, of course, a
Christmas party. We meet regularly on the third Thursday of each month (August
Church Crookham Players have fun as well as put on the best productions possible.
The Players have been established for over 30 years and produce two major productions each year, in Spring and Autumn. We are always looking for new members to join the
group in any capacity.
• Sound & Lighting
• Set Design & Building
• Front of House
Please contact the secretary, Derek Gutteridge on 01252 623976 or Chairman, David Wimpenny on 01252 615286, for information on productions and our next meeting. Why not contact us through our email: email@example.com
For services and activities phone 01252 623976
Church Crookham Players are always happy to welcome new members - we meet on the third Thursday of each month to read plays and poetry and to hold seminars on theatrical subjects such as stage management and mime. Contact details above.
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