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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…


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.

The Petuaria Players will return in 2022

Yes, it’s true. At last. We will be treading those boards once again and welcoming our audiences to live local theatre. So many people have been stopping members to ask – when is the next play? Well we have the answers – read on.

Recently the membership gathered together at The Forum for the first time since March 2020 for our much delayed Annual / Extraordinary General Meeting. One thing was clear – everyone was keen to get back to the stage. The sensible approach would be to wait until after Christmas and the New Year before embarking on a renewed schedule of meetings and rehearsals for a play.

Back at The Forum again

We also agreed that the most sensible choice of play to kick off our return would be Alan Ayckbourn’s FlatSpin. This was the play that was originally scheduled for April 2020, one which we had already been rehearsing and preparing for. It would be a good way of easing our way back in and, having been semi-rehearsed already, more able to cope with any unforeseen circumstances that this winter might still throw at us.

With some necessary casting changes agreed, a renewed performance licence obtained and dates booked at the Elloughton-Brough Village Hall we find ourselves in the position of having at last a plan for our return.

Make sure you have the dates 28th, 29th, 30th April marked in your calendars as tickets are sure to be in demand when we open the box office (probably in the New Year).

Ensure you are subscribed to this website or to our Facebook page for more updates. We look forward to seeing you all in 2022.