Phoebe Rees 2015
Our production of 'A Murder is Announced' was nominated for several awards at this years Phoebe Rees awards in
Ilminster, but unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly we were unlucky to come away with no gongs! We took a keen
party of members up there for the evening, but we were bitterly disappointed not to win anything at all. The
nominations we received were as follows;
George Crocker Challenge Trophy
Best Actress - Jennifer Hand
Best Actress - Verity Martindill
Best Set Construction - Allan Prentice and team
Best Costumes - Sarah Kingsford
Well done to all involved as usual - onwards and upwards!
The AGM was held on 16th July 2015 at the Village Halll. It was a remarkably smooth meeting, and was completed
in record time! The committee remains the same, as per our committee pages. Thankyou to all those who attended and
gave us your input, including several new members!
Cinderella Awards 2015
Sat 30th May saw a select band of members trooping to Weston Super Mare for the annual panto awards. A good time
was had by all, and our panto, Jabberwocky, was mentioned in despatches many times.
Chris Marshall - Best Villain
Best Dame - Nige McBrayne
Best Female singer - Sarah-Jane Cross
Best Village Musicians - Kenneth Cross and Joseph Mallinson
Plus we won the award for best village design.
All in all not a bad return, well done to all concerned. Big winner of the night, was Nige McBrayne as his
original script of 'Pirates of the Backwater' was taken up by Somerton as 'Pirates of the Cary-bean' and they went
on to win many awards including the Spotlight Shield and the Pint Pot Trophy, as well as several acting awards.
Well done to them, but especially well done to Nige for producing such a successful script.
Players News May 6th 2015:
Lots going on with the Players right now. Rehearsals are well under way for 'A Murder is Announced' by
Agatha Christie. This is a classic Miss Marple drama, and has loads of twists and turns as well as some
great characters. Directed by Nige McBrayne and Produced by Sarah Kingsford the show has a great cast of well known
Roadwater actors and promises to be very entertaining. Performances are 2nd to 6th June 2015 at the Village Hall.
For more info click here and to buy tickets go to our online
This years panto is going to be 'Captain Hook's Revenge', which will be directed by Sarah-Jane
Cross and Produced by Nancy Marshall. This is a great panto and will include plenty of songs and loads of dancing.
Auditions for this show will be on 14th July (earlier than normal), so if you are interested then
get yourself along to the Hall on that evening. Children will audition 6-7pm, Adults and Child Principles will
audition from 7.30-9pm.
AGM this year is booked for 16th July 2015 in the main Hall starting at 7.30pm. Do please come
along, drinks and snacks will be provided by the Players.
We are currently looking at some exciting developments for the Players. We have taken professional advice on
improvements to our lighting rig, and shortly we will be making some decisions on this. For a reasonable investment
we are going to really improve our lighting set up in the Hall, which will make the experience much better for
audience and cast alike, as well as making life simpler for our technical crew. These are exciting times for the
Players, so get involved.
This years Panto will be Captain Hook's Revenge, to be directed by Sarah-Jane Cross. More information will
Last week we got the very sad news that John Holroyd had passed away. For many years John was ever present with
the Players, taking many parts and playing the piano in many pantos over the years. John was a superb character to
be around, with a great deal of talent and a marvellous sense of humour. John was a crucial element of the
reforming of the Players in their current guise. He will be sadly missed, and condolences go out to his friends and
family at this very sad time.