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Business as usual?

Finally. At last. Two years later. The Petuaria Players are back. Last night saw the first official rehearsal with part of the cast of Flatspin as we now resume our activities with scheduled performance dates starting on the 28th April.

Half the cast gather for rehearsal with Flatspin’s producer Richard Bateman

Of course, it is all arms innoculated and fingers crossed that nothing gets in the way of this, our second attempt to put on this play, having had to cancel our programme in early 2020.

It was certainly a good atmosphere as we resurrected our old scripts and attempted to remember and decipher our pencilled hieroglyphics in the margins.

So with 64 days to go to our first night follow us on here to keep up to date with progress and announcements – including ordering tickets as we open up the box office – details in our next post.

Really? Two Years Ago?

Traditionally, tonight, the Thursday at the end of January, would be curtain up on the first play of the new year. It seems quite amazing that a long drawn out two years have passed since Say It With Flowers graced our stage and we performed for our audiences.

The cast with Say It With Flowers author Jane Thornton in January 2020

On the positive side though, as stated in our previous posts, we will be back on stage this April with Flatspin, the Ayckbourn play that we had intended for April 2020 and had started to rehearse before lockdown cancelled it.

We will announce when the box office is open, probably sometime in February, so ensure you follow us on this blog or via our Facebook page to follow our progress. See What’s On for more information.

Rehearsals will not be starting until late February and that is because we are supporting one of our members, Sally Morland, who is producing a full on entertainment night at Blackburn Club in Brough in aid of Dove House and Macmillan charities.

It promises to be a great evening of music and fun and all for charity – see the poster below for details and order your tickets from the contacts shown. You may even see some of us…

A Night With the Mime Stars…

Happy New Year!

We are all hoping that 2022 will be the year that we return to a form of normality, certainly one that will allow us to perform once again on stage to safe and healthy packed audiences.

We told you that we plan to perform Flatspin in April but more of that next time. Right now we want to tell you about another performance taking place in February that we at Petuaria fully support and recommend you go and see.

One of our members, Sally Morland, has been working very hard to create a show that will raise money for both the Dove House and MacMillan charities.

A Night With the Mime Stars is a show that will feature friends and family (and that includes some of the Petuaria members eager to get back on stage) who will be miming / lip-syncing to popular songs, whilst giving them a humorous spin. It all promises to be an entertaining and fun evening that will raise money for two charities that mean so much to so many people.

It’s a show not to miss and takes place at Blackie’s club in Brough. See the details in the promotion photo and tickets can be obtained from the contacts shown there.


It’s that time again. Another year gone by and to all of our dismay we are still being restricted and injured by that dreaded virus – albeit we are in a better place now than before with, dare we say it again, better prospects ahead…..

We hardly expected to be so long off the stage but we are determined to be back in 2022 and have re-scheduled our next play, FlatSpin, for the end of April. Despite the current surge of the latest variant we remain positive that this one will not prevent us performing for you.

Meanwhile, may all of us at the Petuaria Players wish you a festive season and that you are able to make the most of the situation.

Meanwhile. A short rendition of some lyrics from last year from Uncle Steve’s fireside. Click the green link to play.