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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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On-line Ticketing

Our trials runs with Internet ticketing, using the Town Council’s facilities, have proved successful so far.  From now on, and starting with Teechers, tickets will be available on-line for all plays from 9 am.  You should be aware that the Town Council’s system does not allow more than 8 tickets in any one transaction. 

Visit  and click on Book Tickets for more information. There is a charge of £1 transaction fee per ticket bought on-line, which goes directly to the Town Council. 

Tickets for Teechers will still, of course, be available in person and by phone (600727) starting on 10th March.

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Players nominated as one of Mayor's Charities

The new Mayor for Nantwich, Cllr Christine Farrall, has nominated 3 local organisations as her Charities for the coming year. They are Nantwich Players (hurray!), the Nantwich Museum and Nantwich in Bloom.

Cllr Farrall, who took over as Mayor from Cllr John Lewis, said Nantwich Players has a 'well-deserved' reputation' in the North West, with the museum acting as a reminder of the town's history.

Nantwich Players Chairman Jeremy Acklam said he looked forward to welcoming the new Mayor to a future production at the theatre.

Our photo shows the new Mayor, Cllr Christine Farrall, with her predecessor, Cllr John Lewis. 

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"NANTWICH LIFE 2" by Gareth Roberts

Good news for those of us who enjoyed Nantwich Life by Gareth Roberts, as his second volume, Nantwich Life 2 has just been published. 

Following on from his previous successful formula, Gareth informs and entertains us with further tales of people and groups in the town. What is particularly interesting is that the book is full of all new material, which just goes to show the wealth of fascinating people connected to Nantwich.

Nantwich Life 2 is available now from the theatre bar (during productions) and from Nantwich Bookshop in the High Street, priced at £9.95, with proceeds going to the Nantwich Theatre Project. Ideal for a Christmas present!

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