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.
Lifetime Award for Margaret
Congratulations to Margaret Boschi for receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Youth Federation, a charity which supports more than 500 youth organisations across the North West. Margaret was presented with her award during the Celebrating Youth Awards evening, held at Mid-Cheshire College, Northwich on 27th March.
Margaret was nominated for her work with the Wistaston Young Drama Group, which she started 20 years ago, and is still keenly involved with. Drama has been her life-long passion, which began in childhood and has seen her a member of various theatre groups, including being a member of Nantwich Players for the last 12 years.
Nominations for the award came from fellow leaders and, says Margaret, “the letter just arrived and was a total surprise!”. Our photo shows Margaret, left, with her Lifetime Achievement Award and Emma Rogerson, another award recipient on what was a very memorable evening.
"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!
Mill Street to Love Lane
It's here... the DVD we have all been waiting for! Sue and Frank Whitham have created a superb 40 minute DVD about Nantwich and the Players. Our thanks to them for this wonderful tale.
40 minutes long, the first half is an informative and interesting look at the history of the town while the second features Nantwich Players from 1927, right up to Neville's Island in December 2009.
A snip at £8 this is a must for all members and for visitors to the town too. Buy yours next time you are in the theatre. You can also buy it at Nantwich Museum and Tourist Office in the Civic Hall.
To request a posted copy, please send a cheque for £10 to DVD Sales, Players Theatre, One Love Lane, Nantwich, CW5 5BH.
All profits go to the Nantwich Theatre Project Fund.
New Pre-Theatre Meal Deal available
La Perla in Hospital Street is the latest restaurant in Nantwich to offer theatre-goers an early evening meal deal. They are offering a 2 course special menu for £9.95 or 3 courses for £12.95 per person. Both offers include an espresso or cappuccino and the offer is available on any night of the week. Phone 01270 611794.
Enzo in the High Street has devised a Nantwich Players' menu, which offers a choice of one of 4 of their 9" pizzas or pasta dishes and a small glass of wine, or a beer or a soft drink for £7.95 per person. A table of 4 or more will also get garlic bread on the house. This offer is only valid on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6pm and redeemed on production of relevant theatre tickets. Phone 01270 618093.
Romazzino's in Love Lane continues to welcome patrons for a pre-theatre meal before all Nantwich Players' performances. On presentation of their theatre ticket, diners can enjoy 1 course and a small glass of house wine or soft drink for £11.95 or 2 courses and a small glass of house wine or soft drink for £13.95 per person (or 3 courses for £15.95, if you have time!). Phone 01270 626456 to make a reservation.
The Residence on Mill Street is offering a 'special' for theatre-goers. Their early supper is priced at £15.95 for 2 courses and you can add a dessert for an extra £3.00. And if theatre-goers show their ticket, they'll also receive a complimentary glass of wine or beer or a soft drink. You need to be there between 6 and 6.15. Phone 01270 629100 for reservations.