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
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
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
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
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.
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!!!!