DOUBLE FESTIVAL SUCCESS

!SUCCESS AT THE 2015 LEATHERHEAD DRAMA FESTIVAL!

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OUR PRODUCTION OF ‘LILIES ON THE LAND’ BY the Lions part WON THE 2015 LEATHERHEAD DRAMA FESTIVAL.

And Rodney Pearson won the award for Best Director!

Photographs of our team at the Festival by Andy Newbold Photography are available via this link.

‘Lilies on the Land’ was one of two productions we presented in Cobham in April.

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This Spring we presented two one-act plays: Last Panto in Little Grimley and Lilies on the Land.Spring_15 v3

LAST PANTO IN LITTLE GRIMLEY

Directed by Harry Sadler

“Last Panto in Little Grimley” by David Tristram is a sequel to “Last Tango in Little Grimley”, which Cobham Players successfully presented in 2005 as one of a trio of one-Act plays.

This farcical comedy takes place on the stage of a village hall!  The four characters comprise the dysfunctional committee of a failing amateur dramatic society that is desperately in need of a successful production.

The Chairman’s solution is to put on a pantomime written by himself.  In-fighting, slapstick, farce and mayhem are the predictable results!  This is a fast-moving comedy that we are certain audiences will enjoy.

David Tristram is a much-performed English comic playwright who has published at least 24 plays, videos and a novel.image005  Born in 1957, he founded the Flying Ducks Theatre Company in 1985 and his plays have been performed all round the world.

Cast

Gordon – Keith Burgess

Bernard – Mike Dawes

Margaret – Mel Cook

Joyce – Jean Burgess

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image006LILIES ON THE LAND 

Directed by Rodney Pearson

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books

A remarkable piece of theatre which celebrates an extraordinary episode in Britain’s history – the Women’s Land Army of World War II. “Lilies on the Land” charts the personal journeys of four women who sign up to become Land Girls, determined to work endless, backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the war effort.

How will these women, hailing from all different walks of life, torn from their families and bereft of all basic home comforts, deal not only with the hardships of farming life and the pressures of war but also with being outsiders in new surroundings? Maybe work clothes full of mice and toilet rolls falling from the skies are just what it takes for these girls to get through…

Based on hundreds of letters from and interviews with the original Land Girls along with songs from the period, “Lilies on the Land” is a revealing, funny and utterly captivating portrait of some of Britain’s pluckiest, unsung heroes.

With “Lilies on the Land” Cobham Players won The Leatherhead Drama Festival on May 8th. This success followed our victory in 2013 with “September in the Rain” by John Godber.

Cast

Margie – Samantha Myers

Vera – Victoria Franklin

Poppy – Nicky Barnes

Peggy – Millie Hart

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Dates:                Thursday, 23rd to Saturday, 25th April 2015

Venue:               Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, Cobham, KT112LU

 

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