All posts by Steve H

Based in the UK in glorious Yorkshire, retired from the food industry and spending more time with computers, photography and amateur dramatics and often combinations of all three.

Get Involved

If you’re reading this you probably like watching our performances, and sitting in the audience, being entertained.  But how about getting a little more involved?

We have friends of the group who like to come along and give us a hand closer to performance time, or just like being part of a group of theatre lovers.  We are looking for new members and extra helpers. Could that be you?

We are a small group but always aim big on stage. Maintaining the effort required to create three productions a year is demanding – so more members and helpers are always welcome.

There are many reasons for getting involved and many ways of doing so with varying degrees of commitment ;

  • we are always in need of actors (especially men) – maybe there is a role for you- big or small – and we welcome adults of any age!
  • perhaps you would just like to come along to our Monday night meetings and listen to a play reading and find out more about us
  • maybe you have skills that we could utilise ;
    • working with costumes
    • music / audio & sound effects work
    • set-construction work
    • DIY & decoration of sets
    • backstage roles
    • hosting & hot drinks on performance nights
    • stage lighting assistance / video & sound feeds to backstage
  • we are not just people with a mutual love of drama – we are a socially active group of friends.  Being part of a group like ours gets you out of the house, meeting other people, having a laugh – we visit other productions, the cinema, have meals out.

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So why not consider how you could help the Petuaria Players continue to entertain local residents and lovers of live theatre?

Call in at the Forum any Monday evening after 7.30pm.

The Forum meeting  / rehearsal building is next to the Village Hall and contact details are here.

Don’t be shy, come and see us.

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IRITF: the photos

As the sunshine finally seems to be settling in as a normality rather than an exception, we look back to April and our closing play of the season, Ray Cooney’s farce ‘It Runs In The Family’.

Here are a few of the photos taken at dress rehearsal (courtesy as usual of our friend Dave Hackett).

Click on an image to enlarge and scroll through as a slideshow

 

Set Destruct

We have a great selection of photos from the play to show you in a few days or so – but before that a couple of posts about our experience of creating the production.   Firstly, have a look at this little video of our set-destruction last Sunday, primarily for those who haven’t seen it on our Facebook page.

And I’m also using this post as an experiment to see if we can successfully post video content onto the webpage so please feedback and let me know if it works.  

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Here is our time-lapse video of set-destruction – three days of hard work building it and three hours taking it all down.

And the above fails to show the team dismantling the platforms and tiers, the lifting of all the gear into the loft, dismantling back stage, returning masses of equipment back to our rehearsal room and more…

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A few make it to the pub after set destruct for a well earned pint

 

 

It (no longer) Runs In The Family

Wow. Excellent feedback from everyone on our now finished run of It Runs In The Family. It seems that a classic farce just tickles most people’s ribs, certainly from comments received and the laughter in the audience.

The after play party took place on stage late on Saturday night in a buoyant atmosphere – so here are a few photos of the earlier proceedings. However, once the pizzas had arrived and more wine was imbibed, the author of this page lost interest in photos….

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