Supporting Church Activity

The Players presented “Where the Saints have Trod” during the Sunday evening service of 21st July. A three act performance [cast list available] was given with 13 members taking part on stage. The Players received thanks “for not only their fine performances, but also for their co-operation and help afterwards in serving refreshements” £16 was collected for missionary funds.

Where The Saints Have Trod

Act one: Missionary HQ, Antioch. 49AD
Narrator Bill Moss
Paul (a missionary) Felix Squires
Barnabas (his colleague) Eric Cook
Mark Eric Bray

Act two : The house of Lydia, a fashion buyer

Silas (Paul’s young assistant) Keith Bowker
Epaphroditus (Clement’s son) Peter Bray
Euodias ( a middle aged spinster) Margaret Midgley
Syntyche (——–ditto—————-) Barbara Spence
Lydia ( a fashion buyer ) Jean Cook
Clement (the town gaoler ) Eric Cook
Charis (an ex-fortune teller ) Susan Fletcher
Party Guests Other members of the cast

Act three : Spouters’ Corner (SC)

Dionysius (Secretary of the SC Association) Eric Bray
Intellectual (Knowledgeable woman ) Sandra Carter
Epicurean girl (Feather brained) Susan Fletcher
Stoic woman ( middle aged, hymn booked) Sandra Thornley
Yob Keith Bowker
Damaris (teenager) Susan Hardy
Hecklers Other members of the cast

And new curtains were on the way! Quotes were obtained from Zerny’s at 70p a yard with Franklin’s of Sheffield coming in with 65p a yard for a 48 inch width.

And so 1974 slipped by. Another theatre visit was successfully organised. This time to the Crucible Theatre in November to see a performance of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’. A party of 33 attended, members and friends. Notably, among the young cast were David Neilson (Roy Cropper) and Pam Ferris (Call the Midwife, Darling Buds of May). [Incidentally, The Crucible had on offer a three course special party menu for £1.85! Extra fish course for 45p!]

Come and Behold Him was presented on the evening of Sunday, 22nd December. This production involved seven children from the Junior Church and with the choir made this “ …a colourful, moving production.”

So, once again a new year beckons. 1974 and still without a full stage production, the Players had spring dates and a play in mind which, and, despite their frustrations of being unnoticed or relying on their Farrar Street reputation which was fading and now out of the restrictions made upon the use of that former name, Trinity Players were about to take to the stage.