April newsletter

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Spring production

Well done to all the Marlow Players for the excellence of the presentations through the run in Marlow and the really outstanding performance at Marly-le Roi. Everyone worked hard on this, from arriving on time on Friday morning, and arriving on time at the theatre. Thanks, Brian and Crew, for all the hard work assembling the set: sound and lighting in England and France and in the teamwork on Saturday and Sunday nights. Brian, thanks for liaising, getting us a great coach and making it all work from our end. Well done to our actors, old and new, who gave an excellent performance. Everyone aimed for and achieved very high standards. Thank you to Jossy for finding some great gear, and Max for his expertise in construction, and to  all our newly acquired friends from West Wycombe. We hope you had a wonderful time and will want to come in again- even if not a Marly show! There’s the French visit next year to plan for, and a summer programme and we will be running the Murder Mystery and then starting up again on a new play in late July ( auditions and casting ).

All the best,


Pics from the show have been posted on the external web site. Thanks to Bob for those.

Production studio tidy-up 16 April 2019

We will be sorting out the set and props that we have carried back after the Marly show. Please come along to the studio at 8.00pm and help us sort back the props and set pieces. Please collect any props you have lent for the production. If you don’t want anything back please let Brian know so we can either find a space in our storage or dispose.

Summer programme

Here is table of events we are planning. More to be added as they come up I’m sure. Majority of the events are on a Thursday night, in the studio, followed by social drink afterwards.

Our next production will be a Murder Mystery evening at Liston Hall, performance on 5th July. Please come along to audition for that as well!

16th April: Studio tidy up

18th April: no meeting (Easter)

25th April: Reading of Agatha Christie play

30th April: Murder Mystery Auditions

2nd May: Reading of Crown Matrimonial

9th May : Reading of Agatha Christie second play

16th May: Workshop on Breathing, Timing, Vowel colour and Pauses led by Andrew.

23rd May: Garden and Studio maintenance: trimming and lopping vegetation outside and painting/weatherproofing the studio.

30th May: no meeting (Whitsun)

6th June: Workshop on make-up for character  led by Andrew

13th June: Play reading

14th June: Hall Barn trip (Chiltern Shakespeare; Midsummer’s Night Dream)

20th June: Annual General Meeting, start at 8.30pm, followed by social afterwards

25th June: Casting reading for November production

2nd July: Murder Mystery rehearsal

4th July: Murder Mystery rehearsal

5th July: Murder Mystery performance Liston Hall.

14th July: Garden get-together at 8 Pound Lane – Bring and share arrangements. From mid-day on

27th July: Canoe trip and picnic. Henley to Marlow all day trip down the Thames.

11th August: Pimms and strawberry tea at Di Hudson’s. Greenbanks, New Road, Bourne End. Bring and share

November production

November 17th-23rd 2019: 

Gloria to direct with Jennifer Major as Associate director. Gloria will be away for part of the Sept-Nov rehearsal period. Looking to direct Agatha Christie: either A Murder is Announced (done in 1983 and 2003 ) or Murder at the Vicarage.