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2016/17 Plays Announced

The Nantwich Players are delighted to announce our season of plays for 2016/17. This is a fantastic collection of plays with something for everyone! Tickets are available for all of these production on the dates specified below from the usual outlets: Nantwich Tourist Information Center at the Civic Hall, on the phone (01270 600727) or online

The season kicks off in September with 6 of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads plays spread over 2 weeks. There will be three plays between 5th - 10th September followed by a further three between 12th - 17th September. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 9th August.

Following in October is Cleo, Camping, Emanuelle and Dick by Terry Johnson. Performance dates for this Carry On Comedy are 21st - 29th October. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 4th October. Auditions are to be held on Tuesday 12th July.

This year's Christmas play will be the hilarious Breezeblock Park by Willy Russell. Performances will be 9th - 17th December. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 22nd November. Auditions are to be held Tuesday 27th September.

On to 2017 and our first play of the new year will be a comedy take on one of Sherlock Holmes' great stories The Hound of the Baskervilles adapted for stage by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus. Performances will be between 10th - 18th February. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 24th January. Auditions to be held Tuesday 15th November.

The Youth Theatre will follow with a production yet to be announced between 22nd - 25th March. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 28th February.

Our penultimate play of the season is the gritty heart warming play Bold Girlsby Rona Munro. Performance dates are 5th - 13th May. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 18th April. Auditions will be held on Tuesday 28th February.

The final play of the 2016/17 season will be Alan Aykbourne's time-travelling comedy thriller Communicating Doors. Performances will be between 7th - 15th July. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 20th June. Auditions will be on Tuesday 11th April.

 Auditions are open to members of the Nantwich Players only, however, new members can join on the night of the auditions. 

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Changes to Romazzino's Pre-Theatre Offer

The Love Lane Restaurant is no longer offering its special Theatre Deal.  However, they do have a 1 or 2 course meal for just £7.95 or £9.95, to which you can add your own drink…it’s no longer included, but works out just the same as before, if not cheaper!! It’s their Menu del Giorno with lots of starters and fish, meat, vegetarian and pasta and pizza as main courses. This runs from 12 noon till 7 pm Monday to Friday and usually finishes at 5 pm on a Saturday, but Theatre people can have it a bit later. Because this is a wide menu, cooked to order, you are advised to Book Your Table (626456) and get there in plenty of time – they are open all afternoon – so 5.30 pm might be sensible. Their website suggests you can even pre-order, so that might be a plan.

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Nantwich at Play Talks

Find below the programme of talks to take place at the museum from 29th July to 30th September, including a talk from our very own Sandie Laughlin and Margaret Boschi on the 19th August. A lot of work is put in to these events and it would be great to see as many people as possible supporting us.

Wed 29 July Oh What a Circus – Victorian Entertainment

by Bill Pearson

Wed 5 August Nantwich Pubs and Signs

by Andrew Lamberton

Wed 12 August Pleasure Palaces

by Ray Johnson

Wed 19 August Nantwich Players – past, present and future

by Sandie Laughlin and Margaret Boschi

Wed 26 August A Day at the Races

by Keith Lawrence

Wed 16 September Children at Play

by Molly Stone

Wed 23 September Play the Game – sport in Nantwich

by Wyn Jones

Wed 30 September Sport & Such Stuff as Dreams are Made of – the story of theatres and cinemas in Nantwich

by Graham Dodd

All talks start at 3pm

Tickets are available from the Museum reception priced at £3.00 (£2.00 for museum members)

Book to avoid disappointment

Nantwich Museum, Pillory Street, Nantwich, CW5 5BQ

01270 627104

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A Season of Success

As we look forward to the first play of the 2015/16 season, Charley's Aunt, we take a look back at all the fantastic awards we won and were nominated for last season. With so much to celebrate we can certainly say it was another smashing season at the Nantwich Players!

Chelford, Nominated: Sian Walker-Hirst for best performance.

Won: Best one act at Chelford ...Orca the goldfish

North Staffs....Nominated: Charlie Gobbett best supporting, Biff, Death of a Salesman

Nominated at NSDA. Don Hirst, best performance male, Jamaica Inn

Nominated at NSDA. Sian Walker-Hirst, Best performance female,The Stepmother

Nominated at NSDA. Simon Porter, best comedy performance Yes, PM Nominated. At NSDA. Linda Evans, best performance female, DOAS Nominated at NSDA. Avril Allman, best supporting performance for Bazaar and Rummage

Nominated at NSDA. Adjudicator's award. Best props. Bazaar and Rummage

Nominated at NSDA. Best director, Jeremy Acklam for Jamaica Inn

Nominated at NSDA. Adjudicator's award. Graffiti in Teechers

Won at NSDA...Best play...DOAS

Best Director, Jerry Park, DOAS

Best performance male, Simon Porter DOAS

Best stage presentation. Jamaica Inn

Most adventurous approach to theatre: DOAS

Wilmslow One act festival:

Won: Award to Orca the Goldfish in the Category “A Piece of theatre magic”.

Cheshire Theatre Guild

Nominations: Youth and Musical:

Most Promising Youngster (male) William Popovic as Deanie in Teechers

Best Lighting and Sound : Teechers

Won: Most Promising youngster (Female) Rebekah Baddeley as Mrs Parry in Teechers

Nominations: Senior Productions:

Most promising youngster in a senior production: Faye McCallum as Betty in The Stepmother

Best Supporting actor: Ryan Bearpark for Bernard in Yes, Prime Minister

Charlie Gobbett as Sir Humphrey in Yes, Prime Minister

Best Costume: For Services Rendered

Lighting and Sound: Jamaica Inn

Dramatic achievement: The Stepmother AND Yes, Prime Minister

Award for Comedy: Simon Porter as Jim in Yes, Prime Minister

Best Actress: Laura Monkhouse as Lois in For Services Rendered

and Sian Weedon for Lois in The Stepmother

Won: Best Set presentation: Jamaica Inn: Richard Thompson and John Whitehead

Best Properties: Jamaica Inn: Joanna Mcdonald and Judy Gratton

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