Still here!

Remember us? We have been quiet online but not so quiet in the Forum every Monday.  Our meetings continue and each week we find a new (sometimes old) play to read through and consider.  Every year we have the challenge of finding the magic combination; choosing three good scripts with casts that fit our actors’ availability, age and gender profiles.

Sometimes we are able to to read them in advance at home and others we sit and read together for the first time – sometimes this is a good experience and other times we turn the pages and then shuffle in embarrassment as we realise that the plot or the language may prove a little too much for the sensibilities of our local audiences.

Every week I become so engrossed in the readings that I forget to take a photo – so here is an accurate representation of when a play fails to stimulate our theatrical taste buds.  Note: any similarity to members alive or asleep is purely coincidental.

We have now had our Annual General Meeting and we have some news for you on that score, but that will save for our next post, coming shortly.    Meanwhile we are enjoying our summer break.

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The Season Finale

It was our final episode of The Hallelujah Girls last Saturday which also means it was the Season Finale for the Petuaria Players 2016/2017 programme.  Another three plays produced and now our viewers will just have to wait until October for Season 57.

Meanwhile the Players are taking a welcome few days rest before the process of reading potential plays for next year begins.  We will be continuing to post here with updates and information about the Petuaria Players so keep checking back – or better still why not register your email to get our latest posts straight to your inbox. Just scroll through our side bar (depending on your device) and look for the Follow Us by email logo.

Meanwhile we have photos to show you from the dress rehearsal of The Hallelujah Girls. Just click on a photo to see enlarged and scroll through.

All photos courtesy of Dave Hackett. 

Georgia on my mind..

An old abandoned church in Eden Falls in the state of Georgia – also known as the Ellloughton-Brough Village Hall stage – is ready to receive The Hallelujah Girls.

The cast have just finished dress rehearsal and are rarin’ to go.  Visit the Spa-Dee-Dah! for your relaxing facial as you stretch those laughter lines,  have yourself a massage of  therapeutic laughter and bathe in a warm glow of fun provided by the Petuaria Players.

Post play chat on stage with the Producer 

This Thursday, Friday, Saturday 27th, 28th, 29th April.

Building The Set


Hi y’all. Yes The Hallelujah Girls (and boys) had their very first chance this Sunday to do some rehearsal work on the stage.  We have had a busy few days doing our usual intensive labour of love in building the set, the tiers and seating, preparing the props, setting lighting and sound.

Now we are ready to run the play on stage with our Technical and Dress rehearsals before we get to perform for you starting this Thursday the 27th.

Still some seats left for another evening of value-for-money live entertainment.

The Hallelujah Girls tells the hilarious story of a group of women who, realising that time is precious following the loss of a dear friend, turn an abandoned church into a spa and beauty salon: Spa-Dee-Dah! But Sugar-Lee, their high spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated and coping with obstacles arising from both the present and the past…

Produced by Richard Bateman

Cast: (order of appearance) Dianne Turner, Barbara Failey, Janet Drewery, Rachel Miller, Gill Collins, Nic Johnson, Rob Newton, Wyn Price.

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Production dates are April 27th, 28th, 29th.

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