2015 December – Newsletter


December 2015

This newsletter differs from most of its predecessors as it’s not a report of a committee meeting.. That doesn’t mean to say that there hasn’t been a meeting…there has! Under the chairmanship of Paul Taylor, members spent Tuesday December 8th laboriously considering the requirements and pitfalls of establishing our junior wing and some of the decisions made have already been implemented.  Those attending rehearsals may now notice that should sign in on arrival and that several areas of Trinity are now out of bounds to young people to comply with health and safety requirements.

But don’t be afraid, this newsletter is not going to bore you with the details of the requirements. It is, in fact, going to start with some important dates for the diary. The first is this Saturday, December 19th when 7pm is the start of Trinity Players’ first Christmas party in recent years if, indeed, not its first ever. Open to members, their family and friends, it’s being held at our Trinity home and will feature all manner of fun, games and festive fayre. Already lined up is a Trinity Tots Identity competition, Christmas and music quizzes and there’s also a pinatta for the children, a giant Connect 4 and a Jenga on offer.

And if you have something amusing or entertaining to offer, the floor could be yours! Just contact our organisational team of Joe Battye and Ruth Willerton. The cost is £5 for adults, who are asked to bring their own drinks, and £3 for children. The difficulty is that the money is required immediately to cover the cost of catering etc. However, a phone call to myself, promising to pay up on arrival should ensure that you don’t miss out.

At the time of writing, there is just one rehearsal remaining for Act two and two dance sessions before the first of two full runs on Monday, January 4th . Saturday, January 9th will then see the start of a busy week with the final dance session that day followed by the technical rehearsal on Monday the 13th and the final full run on Wednesday, January 11th . Will all cast members note that we intend to invite the Chronicle to take a photograph at the first full run on Monday January 4th so we would appreciate everyone being PRESENT AND IN COSTUME BY 7.15pm. Similarly, some members of the cast may be asked to visit Barnsley town centre on Saturday, December 9th to hand out promotional leaflets. Those wishing to take part are asked to contact Jane Laverack in the first instance.

With this pantomime having such a large cast and volunteers being required backstage to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our 12 junior members, this is the production which will tax our ability to provide front-of-house cover to the limit. We are therefore asking you all to consider whether you can help us ensure the safety and comfort of our audiences and, of course, be prepared to serve them with refreshments. And if you can’t help, I’m hoping that you might prevail on your husband, wife, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister, boyfriend, girlfriend, friend, neighbour or partner to help us? All we ask is that you study the dates and times of the performances and inform me which shows you or yours can help. My email address is ianharley@talktalk.net or you can text me on 077 8085 8078. I look forward to hearing from you!

Last but not least, our backstage wizard – alias Neil – says he is still in the market for help with set painting and construction etc. so if you want to work off some of that festive flab…he’s your man!

Have a gud’un!
Ian Harley pp the Committee.