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Culcheth Players set to celebrate 60 years

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AMATEUR dramatic society Culcheth Players are inviting people to watch their panto production of Aladdin as they prepare to celebrate 60 years.

Sponsored by Culcheth Day Nursery next year’s Panto will be extra special as it marks the start of the groups 60th anniversary year.

The show, which is directed by Jane Lyne, promises plenty of laughs, songs to join in with and of course audience participation is always encouraged. Oh! Yes it is.

Show Dates are:-
Friday 16th February 2018 at 7.30pm
Saturday 17th February 2018 at 2.00pm
Saturday 17th February 2018 at 7.30pm
Sunday 18th February 2018 at 2.00pm

Tickets are going quickly, are only £6 and can be bought from Culcheth Sports Club (behind the bar) or can be reserved by calling:- 07548 598 898 and leaving your details.

The Culcheth Players (originally Culcheth Arts Society) formed in 1958 and is a section of the Culcheth Sports Club (Daten).

They have in the past had many of the Cheshire Theatre Guild’s nominations and awards for the quality of productions over the years. These awards have been gained in various categories for both the “acting” and “non acting” aspects of our work.

Productions enjoy the use of the 200 seat Main Hall at Culcheth Sports Club. This has a stage with both lighting and sound facilities.

Each Season the drama group presents three plays, a panto in February and then a show in June and also October. Regular weekly meetings and/or rehearsal nights are every Monday night in the Main Hall from 8-00pm to 10-00pm.

The Players productions are varied and include period plays, drama, whodunnit and comedy.

Genie and Secretary, Sue Rogers said “ We are always looking for new members, both acting and non acting, since there is much to be done “behind the scenes” as well as on stage.”

“Our small drama group relys on the support of the local community and anyone interested in joining is welcome.”

Their website is www.culchethplayers.co.uk and they also have a Facebook page which is for anybody who’d like to find out about up and coming shows.

Cast
Aladdin – Benedict Percival
So-Shi – Layla Buxton
Widow Twankey – Dave McManus
Emperor Pen-Gwinn – Lee Rigby
Empress Pen-Gwinn – Julia Nellist
The Evil Abanazar – Phil Ratcliffe
Wishee Washee – Ayesha Morris
Cheap – Gillian Elliott
Cheerful – Justine Domville
Desert Sunrise – Christine Boardman
Golden Mountain – Rosemary Powell
Ping – Graeme Walker
Pong – Laurence Harrison
Pharaoh – Esther Slater
Slave of the Ring – Hannah Mitchell
Genie Al-Itty – Susan Rogers

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