Roadwater Players
The centre of Amateur Dramatics in West Somerset

This is the website that will guide you through everything to do with the Roadwater Players - Winners of the Pint Pot Award 2011/12 and 13 at the Cinderella Trophy Awards


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Cinderella Trophy 2011 - Westlands 14th May 2011

A large group of players attended this event and as well as many nominations received during the night, we came away with the 'Pint Pot' trophy for the best Pantomime on a small stage. This is a fantastic result and all concerned should be very proud of their efforts. Below is a list of nominations etc from the entire evening.

Stars of the future: Sam Chinn and Hamish Allen


Best Original Music and words

Solo Keyboard Player of the year - David Pitts

Best Comic Scene - 'What's your Name?'

Best Sound Effects

Best Village Stage Management - Patrick Daley

Major Award Nominations:

Best Male Villain - Chris Marshall

Best Musical Director - David Pitts

Principal Awards:

Pint Pot Trophy Winners 2011

Annual Dinner 2011

This years annual dinner took place on Saturday 25th June at the Valiant Soldier. There was a superb turnout of members totalling 26 people. The food was as good as ever and the company was even better.

At the dinner it was announced that Dave Walder had been voted as winner of the Clive Cooper trophy by a resounding margin. Thankyou Dave for all your efforts and well done.

Thanks to Dave Pitts who gave a bit of a speech at the dinner, some of your jokes were awful, but the rendition of your song at the end more than made up for it!!

Village Hall reopening and Party

A good contingent of the Players were involved recently with the reopening of the Village Hall after all the work that has been done. On Saturday 2nd April all hall user groups were invited to run stands explaining what their group used the hall for. We put on a good show with several members in costume handing out flyers about the Titfield Thunderbolt, and answering any questions visiting members of the public threw at them! We took enquiries from many interested people and hopefully this will transpose into some new members.

Then in the evening there was a cabaret show put on by all sorts of hall users, including ourselves. It really was a fun evening and congratulations must go out to all those that helped out and took part.

Robin Hood the Panto 2010 - DVD Night

It was good to see a large crowd turn up to Huish Barton to view the DVD of Robin Hood last wednesday evening. This was organised at the last minute, but there was a great turnout despite this. Emails went out regarding this, but if you missed it we apologise!

Nige now has copies of the DVD of this show, so please contact him if you want to order a copy. When watching the DVD, bear in mind that still photos of any particular piece can be obtained also. Again speak to Nige about this.

Hall Lighting System

We are currently in the process of upgrading our lighting system in the Hall while refurbishments and improvements are ongoing. We will keep you all informed of developments, but rest assured at the end of it we will have a system which will get rid of our current flickering lights with associated shadows and dark areas!! This will be a massive relief to those burdened with directing responsibilities and those responsible for lighting our shows (Dave!)

Panto 2011

We know it is early, but we are forever being told we need to be more forward thinking. Sarah Kingsford has offered herself up for directing the Panto this coming autumn.

Sarah is proposing doing an original version of ‘Puss in Boots’, directed by herself and written by Katherine.

As I say, it is early, but perhaps if anyone has any burning desire to direct the panto, it would be better if you came forward within the next month rather than in July or August.

More details will follow shortly regarding this.

Skittles 2011

The Valiant skittle alley was the venue for this now annual event on Friday 4th March. This year it was well organised by Jackie Heard, and I'm sure you will be gutted to hear the news that the killer competition was this year won by Ben Lintott!!!!