Roadwater Players
The centre of Amateur Dramatics in West Somerset

This is the website that will guide you through everything to do with the Roadwater Players - Winners of the Pint Pot Award 2011/12 and 13 at the Cinderella Trophy Awards

 

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Neighbourhood Watch by Alan Ayckbourn - May 2018

The Players are excited to be putting on this superb play written by Alan Ayckbourn. It contains all the Ayckbourn usual stuff; believable characters, observations on the world we live in, superb comedy and plenty of dark stuff as well. It is going to be a superb proiduction and it runs from 22nd to 26th May 2018 in the Village Hall. Tickets on sale now, bar opens at 6.45 and curtain up is 7.30. Do please come along and support us it would be great to have full audiences every night.

PANTO - Advanced warning

If you are coming to panto this week and coming down the valley from Treborough/Luxborough, please bear in mind there are road closures on both roads which may affect your journey. Either allow plenty of time for extensive detours or park at the top of the road closures and walk down into the village from there. It takes about 10 minutes to walk down.

Panto 2017/18 - Nelly the Elephant

This panto takes place this week. It should be a great evening of entertainment. Hopefully you have a ticket, as they are getting shorter now. Online there are only Wednesday tickets and one Thursday ticket, but please try all outlets. Toucan the Valiant and the Roadwater Shop all have some spares for Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday. Bar opens 6.45 each night, we very much look forward to seeing you. 

Phoebe Rees 2015

Our production of 'A Murder is Announced' was nominated for several awards at this years Phoebe Rees awards in Ilminster, but unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly we were unlucky to come away with no gongs! We took a keen party of members up there for the evening, but we were bitterly disappointed not to win anything at all. The nominations we received were as follows;

George Crocker Challenge Trophy

Best Actress - Jennifer Hand

Best Actress - Verity Martindill

Best Set Construction - Allan Prentice and team

Best Costumes - Sarah Kingsford

Well done to all involved as usual - onwards and upwards!

AGM 2015

The AGM was held on 16th July 2015 at the Village Halll. It was a remarkably smooth meeting, and was completed in record time! The committee remains the same, as per our committee pages. Thankyou to all those who attended and gave us your input, including several new members!

Cinderella Awards 2015

Sat 30th May saw a select band of members trooping to Weston Super Mare for the annual panto awards. A good time was had by all, and our panto, Jabberwocky, was mentioned in despatches many times.

Nominations:

Chris Marshall - Best Villain

Best Dame - Nige McBrayne

Best Female singer - Sarah-Jane Cross

Best Village Musicians - Kenneth Cross and Joseph Mallinson

Plus we won the award for best village design.

All in all not a bad return, well done to all concerned. Big winner of the night, was Nige McBrayne as his original script of 'Pirates of the Backwater' was taken up by Somerton as 'Pirates of the Cary-bean' and they went on to win many awards including the Spotlight Shield and the Pint Pot Trophy, as well as several acting awards. Well done to them, but especially well done to Nige for producing such a successful script.

Players News May 6th 2015:

Lots going on with the Players right now. Rehearsals are well under way for 'A Murder is Announced' by Agatha Christie. This is a classic Miss Marple drama, and has loads of twists and turns as well as some great characters. Directed by Nige McBrayne and Produced by Sarah Kingsford the show has a great cast of well known Roadwater actors and promises to be very entertaining. Performances are 2nd to 6th June 2015 at the Village Hall. For more info click here and to buy tickets go to our online shop.

This years panto is going to be 'Captain Hook's Revenge', which will be directed by Sarah-Jane Cross and Produced by Nancy Marshall. This is a great panto and will include plenty of songs and loads of dancing. Auditions for this show will be on 14th July (earlier than normal), so if you are interested then get yourself along to the Hall on that evening. Children will audition 6-7pm, Adults and Child Principles will audition from 7.30-9pm.

AGM this year is booked for 16th July 2015 in the main Hall starting at 7.30pm. Do please come along, drinks and snacks will be provided by the Players.

We are currently looking at some exciting developments for the Players. We have taken professional advice on improvements to our lighting rig, and shortly we will be making some decisions on this. For a reasonable investment we are going to really improve our lighting set up in the Hall, which will make the experience much better for audience and cast alike, as well as making life simpler for our technical crew. These are exciting times for the Players, so get involved.

Panto 2015

This years Panto will be Captain Hook's Revenge, to be directed by Sarah-Jane Cross. More information will follow shortly.

John Holroyd

Last week we got the very sad news that John Holroyd had passed away. For many years John was ever present with the Players, taking many parts and playing the piano in many pantos over the years. John was a superb character to be around, with a great deal of talent and a marvellous sense of humour. John was a crucial element of the reforming of the Players in their current guise. He will be sadly missed, and condolences go out to his friends and family at this very sad time.