2014 April – Newsletter

The April 14th meeting of the Trinity Players’ committee, held at Trinity, saw members decide to reduce the risk of the society’s next production being a pain in the backside for the audience.  Or to put it another way, they decided to spend £500 on the purchase of 100 padded seat covers which, hopefully, will be in place in time for the opening of ‘Home Is Where Your Clothes Are!’ on Wednesday, May 14th.

“Home is Where Your Clothes Are”
14th to 17th May 2014 at the Trinity Church Hall

Peter Horner reported that he had already e-mailed members to remind them that Trinity panto star Alice Willerton and helper Dean Love are celebrating their engagement this Friday, April 18th, at West Green W.M. Club.  All are welcome to join them there.

Peter has also informed members that Andrew Crossland, who so energetically played the dame in this year’s pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, would love support from Trinity members when he takes part in An Inspector Calls, Wakefield Little Theatre’s entry in the Wakefield Festival on Wednesday May 28th.  That means it is in competition with our entry,
Home Is Where Your Clothes Are, which is being staged the previous evening.   Why not see both?

Saturday July 26th will see around 20 Trinity members travel by minibus to the picturesque Swaledale town of Richmond, North Yorkshire to tour the historic Georgian Theatre and take a look around the town’s historic cobbled square, castle and museums.  The party will then return to the theatre to see a RADS (Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society) production of The Vicar of Dibley.  Those who have already booked should note that Peter is now collecting the required monies of £11 each.

Peter has also volunteered his delightful Langsett home for not one, not two but three social events this year.   The first is on Sunday, June 22nd when the infamous Trinity Players’ Midsummer Mayhem BBQ returns to Langsett after being staged so well at the Willerton family’s Barnsley residence last year.  Place that in your diary and watch this space!

The second is on Sunday, July 6th when Peter and Geoff are staging an ‘open house’ event as the riders in the Yorkshire Grand Depart section of the Tour de France hurtle past on the A616.  The envisaged popularity of that event, of course, means that parking may be at a premium so you have been warned.

Last but not least, Peter says the popular Hunter’s Moon event is taking place on Saturday, October 11th this year.  More about that will follow in due course.

Paul Taylor has already started to assess the availability of cast members for the autumn play to be staged at Trinity most likely on Wednesday October 1st to Saturday October 4th.   At present, he is busy reading plays and keeping their titles close to his chest but he says his decision will be revealed in time for inclusion in the programme for Home Is Where Your Clothes Are!

The meeting agreed that members should receive a full copy of the constitution, showing the amendments recommended by them following months of deliberation, in good time for the society’s Annual General Meeting which is to be held at Trinity on Wednesday July 9th at 7.30 pm.  Please ensure the date is placed in your diary.

Jim Parkinson reported that he, Neil Barham and Len Paget had been discussing how best to halt further deterioration in the condition of the wooden flooring in the main hall.   The committee hopes others will volunteer to share the work, due to take place this summer.

Monday, June 16th 7.30pm at Trinity.
All comments etc. to:committee@trinityplayersbarnsley.com