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Say It With Flowers – this january!

****Happy New Year****

In this, our first post of the decade, we wish you all a Happy New Year and we hope you have made a resolution to come and see our 2020 performances. Talking of which, our first play of the year is due at the end of this month – so soon!

As I write this I see the countdown widget is showing just 24 days to first night.

So if you have been distracted by all those seasonal festivities and have not reserved your seats for our next play then it is time to do so. And what is the next play? It’s Say It With Flowers by Jane Thornton.

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS by Jane Thornton

This is a lovely comedy from Jane Thornton that was first performed at Hull Truck in 2009 with John Godber directing and now we are pleased to bring some of that horticultural humour to Brough.

Fresh off the back of their latest amateur dramatics production, the Parish Players learn that circumstances beyond their control are forcing them to abandon the Parish Hall.  Without anywhere to stage their plays, they decide to pull on their gardening gloves and enter the regional ‘Village in Bloom’ competition in order to express their artistic flair.  But not everyone is keen on the idea, and the seeds are quickly sown for an hilarious yet touching exploration of a village’s competitive streak, when opposing forces collide and relationships suddenly sit on opposite sides of the fence in a world where not everything is coming up roses.

Produced & Directed by Janet Drewery

CAST
Dianne Turner as Mavis
Rob Newton as Stan
Barbara Failey as Vera
Wyn Price as Richard
Wendy Fairburn as Rio
Sue Hart as Vicky

Book now – click here


It's XMAS… treat yourself

If you’re looking for that elusive last present for someone.. why not get tickets for our next production at the end of January.

Say it With Flowers, Jane Thornton’s funny and warming play will bring a little sunshine into the dark days of January – book your tickets now for friends and family – or why not treat yourself.

Performing January 30th, 31st and 1st February. Tickets just £8 – find out how to book by clicking here.

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about SAY IT WITH FLOWERS  

a comedy by Jane Thornton

Fresh off the back of their latest amateur dramatics production, the Parish Players learn that circumstances beyond their control are forcing them to abandon the Parish Hall.  Without anywhere to stage their plays, they decide to pull on their gardening gloves and enter the regional ‘Village in Bloom’ competition in order to express their artistic flair.  But not everyone is keen on the idea, and the seeds are quickly sown for an hilarious yet touching exploration of a village’s competitive streak, when opposing forces collide and relationships suddenly sit on opposite sides of the fence in a world where not everything is coming up roses.


Back to work

Say It With Flowers. With Janet Drewery producing, blocking and early rehearsals are under way.

Our last production seems a long time ago because we are already well into early rehearsals for our play at the end of January – Jane Thornton’s ‘Say It With Flowers‘.


Say It With Flowers by Jane Thornton will be showing 30th & 31st January & 1st February. Booking is open.

We will be posting more about this production shortly and update you on progress. But before we do our next post will feature the photo gallery we promised from ‘Passing Strangers’ before it disappears into history.

Meanwhile we are pleased to say that all the work we carried out on in-house repairs plus drainage work has meant that for the first time ever we survived the recent deluges and the Forum is still – say it quietly – dry.

10 DAYS to Passing Strangers

Have you got your tickets yet?

Suddenly we are in our last week of rehearsals before we transfer our latest production to the stage. Exciting times! This Friday we will commence building the set and converting the Village Hall into a theatre with a lot of effort, sweat, time, laughs and, on Saturday, our traditional fish and chips lunch.

So as we put our final tweaks to rehearsals it is time to check if you have tickets booked. Read more about this play by clicking here or apply for tickets here.

The cast of Passing Strangers back at the initial reading