The December 30th meeting of the Trinity Players’ committee, held at the home of Dale Rivers, saw Paul Taylor (chairman), Ruth Willerton, Karen Slater, Anne Prew, Barbara Parkinson, Jim Parkinson, Ian Harley and Dale (Sec), decide to start this newsletter with three appeals all concerning the forthcoming pantomime production ‘Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood.’ It’s a case of ‘Your society needs you’ as General Kitchener would have said.
1. PROMO STALL, SATURDAY 4th JANUARY – PLEASE COME ALONG
The first is for anyone with an hour or so free this Saturday (January 4th) to join with cast principals and friends as they hand out flyers and talk to members of the public about the show in Barnsley market complex (ground floor near the escalators). There’s nothing worse than players in costume being ignored (or teased) by passers-by so if you can give them a little moral support, please pop along there between 11am and 2.45pm.
2. FRONT OF HOUSE FOR THE PANTO
The second appeal is for people to join the ranks of Lorraine Percival, Peter and Christine Mulroony and committee members: Karen, Anne, Barbara and Paul, in providing front-of-house cover during the seven performances. If you can help, please contact Ian Harley on Barnsley 287134 or on email@example.com and, if you can persuade your spouse, partner, friend, neighbour or family member to help you, so much the better.
3. RAFFLE PRIZES
Karen reported that she has shortlisted three plays for the week commencing May 12th. The two front-runners are currently Alan Aykbourne’s ‘Bedroom Farce’ and ‘Home Is Where Your Clothes Are’ by Anthony Marriot and Bob Grant. As you can probably guess from the titles, both are comedies and both have casts of around eight or nine strong. SOCIAL
Members said they had received very favourable reports from the Christmas social event held at Barnsley FC on Friday December 20th. They therefore decided to minute their appreciation to Peter Horner whom, it’s believed, has now turned his attention to an event similar to last years when an evening dinner coincided with both the end of the pantomime run and the arrival of the Chinese new year.FUTURE PRODUCTIONS
It was confirmed that the Lamproom Theatre has announced that they were unable to offer us a slot for a production there during next year’s autumn season despite our very early approach. It therefore seems the production will take place at Trinity although other venues may be considered.
It was again decided that consideration of this item be deferred to the next meeting.
Our chairman still has possession of some of long-awaited polo shirts and, if the correct size is available, will be delighted to hand them over in exchange for £6.
Monday January 27th at 7pm at Trinity.. All comments etc. to: firstname.lastname@example.org
And with that, the committee takes this opportunity of wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year!