Players transported their audience to Hollywood for their latest variety
evening held in the Village Hall.
sketches and comedy with a distinct Hollywood flavour was the order of the day
for a two night run to a packed hall.
again a very hard working cast showed their considerable talent through a
series of dance routines and colourful presentations with the onus very much
of Hollywood’s great films were featured including Dirty Dancing, The Great
Escape, Bond Movies, Superman, Gone with the Wind, Pirates of the Caribbean
and the Wizard of Oz. They were all given Hethersett make-overs and very often
unusually and amusing twists with the emphasis on comedy and light-hearted
original interpretations that included Neville Greenhalgh as Superman being
pushed along on a supermarket trolley.
was that kind of zany evening that has made the players variety productions so
successful over the past few years. Much of the material was original,
including a poignant one act play by Sarah Wright “Twilight Parade” which
surrounded the Hollywood reminiscences of an aging former star.
were light-hearted takes on the James Bond myth, Laurel and Hardy
interpretations and songs from Hollywood shows including A Little Night Music
and South Pacific and even a version of the new reality show “Hollywood
Director and local GP Tony Press found time to get the audience singing along
with his song proving the American president elect Barack Obama is in fact
The Players’ next production will be a murder mystery evening which, due to the success of previous productions, will run for three evenings from June 25th to 27th next year.
The Cast was: Amy Evans, Becky Sprunt, Emily Watt, Jane Cole, Lauren Cook, Matt Molloy, Rachel Woodier, Steve Bussey, Andy Gray, Caroline Frosdick, Gareth Evans, Josh Hamer, Lewis Cook, Neville Greenhalgh, Sally Gray, Tony Press, Barry Foster, Devon Boyd, Hayley Brightman, Kate Rowe, Lloyd Parfitt, Philippa Simons, Sarah Wright, Vicki Gale
Director, Lloyd Parfitt; Choreography, Kate Rowe and Amy Evans; Musical Director, Tony Press supported by Simon McDougall and John Head; Wardrobe, Matt Bell assisted by Maxine Molloy, Kim Spinks, Beverly Orford and Caroline Reynolds; Lighting and Sound, Chris Thrower assisted by Mike Doble and David Dack; Sound Editor, Jonathan Thrower; Stage Manager, Phil Emery assisted by Paul Baxter; Backdrop Design, Colin Wilson assisted by Irene Dack; Front of House, David and Jean Neale, Marie Stevenson.
Items featured included:
Top Hat and Tails
The Great Escape
Gone with the Wind
Send in The Clowns
Singin' in the Rain
Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Pirates of the Caribbean
Gonna Wash That Man
Higher than a Hawk
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
If I Only Had a Heart/Nerve
We're Off to See the Wizard
Players’ are proving so popular that their next production is a sell out
and the one after that is being increased to three performances from the
Players are in the final stages of rehearsal for their sell out Hollywood
Variety Evening which ill be performed in Hethersett Village Hall on
November 14th and 15th. Demand was such for tickets
that the café style entertainment, which includes a fish and chip supper,
was sold out in two weeks from tickets going on sale and more than six
weeks before the opening night.
group has built up a solid audience for the variety shows and we are
delighted to know that we are preparing for a show which is proving so
popular, “ said chairman Sarah Wright.
success means the group will be extending their murder mystery production
in June 2009 to three nights.