Message from the Chairman
Welcome, it was great to see so many at the AGM, when we welcomed Sue Brown as our secretary. Thank you, Sue. She has already been very busy on our behalf! I am so pleased that Ceri has re-joined us as vice chair (a great help!) and James has been reappointed to the committee.
We have a very exciting year ahead with “Joseph”; which is going to be a hit, with tickets selling like hotcakes!! Thanks to Helen Carter and team for all their hard work and enthusiasm. Our panto for 2024 has now been decided – “Sleeping Beauty”.
2024 is going to be a very special year as PP will be 40 years old and we are planning some very special events so do keep in touch. See you all at “Joseph” – John
Following on from a very successful AGM your committee is as follows:
Officers of the Society
Chairman – John Pannett Vice Chair – Ceri Winrow
Treasurer – Phillip Timson
Secretary – Sue Brown
James Meekums Clare Enstone Tessa Champion Sam Hughes
Ben Goodman Lisa Harford
Tegwen Minett Daphne Herbert
Latest news and information
News & Updates
What can we say other than “Joseph” is shaping up to be an absolutely fantastic show, the level of talent and enthusiasm from all involved is absolutely incredible and we can’t wait for you all to see this triumph of a show! We have now completely sold out all 7 shows which is an incredible achievement! Thank you to all of you who have bought your tickets.
If you haven’t managed to get a ticket, we are still looking for volunteers for front of house, backstage, makeup and wardrobe. As you all know, it takes a village to put on a show and it can’t run smoothly without the support off-stage.
If you can help in any please let us know using the link on our website Volunteer Form.
Well, what a show, thank you all again for your hard work and dedication, the show was a HUGE success and we have had some brilliant feedback from Noda & our customers, with the NODA review available on our website Here Cinderella Noda Review.
It also looks like we have made a significant amount of profit which is BRILLIANT so well done to all of you for pushing those tickets!!
Ceri and her team are already working hard on Sleeping Beauty 2024.
Watch this space for more news!!
Our 2022 pantomime, “Dick Whittington” was nominated for Best Small Pantomime at the 2023 NODA awards. Unfortunately, we didn’t win this time but we are thrilled to have been recognised and very proud of each and every person involved in bringing such a great show to life.
Keep everything crossed that we see more nominations next year for Cinderella and Joseph!
Pantomime 2024 Sleeping Beauty The Playhouse Cheltenham
We have secured the licence to perform “Sleeping Beauty” as our 2024 panto. Ceri and the team are hard at work putting all of the pre-audition information together and they can’t wait to get started (after a couple of weeks rest after Joseph, of course!!)
The dates for the show are 14th - 18th Feb 2024 – this is half term week. As the show will be during half term, we are able to add an extra performance. The shows will be as follows:
Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th 7pm performances
Thursday 15th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 17th – 2pm matinees.
As you can see, we have a matinee on the Thursday which will mean that all cast will be required to be at the theatre all day on the Thursday for both performances.
Due to the number of performances, we will also need 2 sets of children to comply with our Child BOPA licence which means that even more of you can be involved!
Summer Show 2024 TBA Jull 2024 The Playhouse Cheltenham
The committee is hard at work on securing a license for our summer 2024 show. We are looking for another big production to celebrate our 40th year in style! We have had some great show suggestions from members already, but if there are any shows that you would like to put forward, please contact us with your suggestions.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the skittles evening, a great time was had by all in attendance and we will definitely be looking to book another one in in the near future. Thank you to Tessa and Ceri for organising and putting on a lovely spread of food!
Again, thanks to all who attended the first of our 2023 walks, we plan to have these more often during the summer months so please keep your eyes peeled for updates!
Summer BBQ & Show Tunes Karaoke Night
Saturday 5th August at 6pm – Swindon Village Hall
We are hosting a big summer BBQ with some show tunes Karaoke (love it or hate it, we all know how well it’s gone down at the last couple of after-show parties!!) the cost will be £5 per head which will include BBQ food. The bar will be open and there will be a raffle and some silly games to get involved in as well. Watch this space for further news.
It is with great sadness we learned about the passing of this much-loved man, he was a long-time member of the society and performed with us in many shows, was a past member of the committee, and also directed & stage-managed productions for us.
He passed away suddenly on 12th March 2023. Lionel was a much-loved father, grandfather and partner, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all his friends and family, we will all miss him greatly and remember him with fondness
Many of you will already know, but we are pleased to announce that ex-Vice Chairman and long-term member and supporter of the society Adrian Prewer married his partner Victoria, just before Christmas on the 23rd of December, it was a cold yet fantastic event attended by many members past and present.
We wish Adrian and his new family all the best and happiness for the future.
As always, your committee are on hand to answer any of your questions or take any of your suggestions, please get in touch with us if you want to talk future shows or social events.