1976 The Constant Wife

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Some Photos of the 1976 production ‘The Constant Wife’.  There is also a copy of the original programme.  If you have any additional material relating to this production that you are willing to share – please contact Kevin Bunclark (our archivist).

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1975 Blithe Spirit

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A copy of the programme for the 1975 production ‘Blithe Spirit’.  There are also several newspaper clippings.  If you have any additional material relating to this production that you are willing to share – please contact Kevin Bunclark (our archivist).

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1975 Bonaventure

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Some Photos of the 1975 production ‘Bonaventure’.  There is also a copy of the original programme.  If you have any additional material relating to this production that you are willing to share – please contact Kevin Bunclark (our archivist).

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1974 Ring around the Moon

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A picture from the 1974 production ‘Ring around the Moon’.  There is also a copy of the original programme and a newspaper clipping.  If you have any additional material relating to this production that you are willing to share – please contact Kevin Bunclark (our archivist).

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1974 The Cure For Love

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A copy of the original poster (in two halves!)for the 1974 production ‘The Cure for Love’.  There is also a newspaper clipping.  If you have any additional material relating to this production that you are willing to share – please contact Kevin Bunclark (our archivist).

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1973 A letter from the General

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A newspaper picture of the 1973 production ‘A letter from the General’.  There is also a copy of the original programme and a poster.  If you have any additional material relating to this production that you are willing to share – please contact Kevin Bunclark (our archivist).

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1972 Breath Of Spring

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A Photo of the November 1972 production Breath of Spring.  There is also a copy of the original programme and two newspaper clippings.  If you have any additional material relating to this production that you are willing to share – please contact Kevin Bunclark (our archivist).

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2009 Barry Potter And The Chamber Pot Of Secrets

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What do you get when you cross a photographer with a dentist? Answer:a good night’s entertainment for all the family. Bim Bollard, (photographer), and Mark Neal, (dentist) delighted audiences with their production of “Barry Potter and the Chamber Pot of Secrets”.

With Ann Gillingham in command as the narrator J.K. Rollover the audience were soon part of the first scene showing the rapid birth of Barry Potter from under his mother’s cloak! Mr & Mrs Potter played by Bim Bollard and Chris Towle were not in the least surprised by this occurence.

We are then pitchforked into the horrid aunt Beryl and uncle Vernon’s house where Barry is to live. Played by the indomitable Anne and norman broom and their gradson, Dylan, who played the oversize Norbert, they were comical rather than cruel and caused great amusement.

The cast were enhanced by a bevvy of bogworts children of varying ages who were obviously enjoying their many parts which they all played enthusiastically. Barry potter competently played by Sebastian Lancaster as the young magician with a striking M on his forehead which stood for the ‘Moreton’ in the wicked Voldermoreton’s name. Each time this was mentioned the whole cast and an encouraged audience shouted out ‘Not Moretonhampstead’ in true pantomime style.

Kevin Bunclark as the wicked Voldermoreton was, as expected, evil personified and relished the role. As his sidekick Kirstyn Munro was delightful.

Barry’s two friends, Haemorrhoidy and Don Weasel were well cast. Mention must be made of Bob Arnold as the magnificently dressed Professor Doubledoors complete with long snowy beard. his counterpart Singldoors played by Jamie Kaye stole the show with his enormous ears, shaggy hair and tiny beard and when he was teased the audience showed their sympathy.

Enjoyable cameo parts were played by Su Kaye, John Wills, Nigel Gillingham, Jenny Connely, Mark Neal and Bim All in all a cleverly devised show written by local people, acted by local people and directed to a professional standard by Nigel Gillingham involving the community for the community.

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2003 A Greenwood Carol

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The great thing about this play was having a fourteen piece orchestra in the minstrels gallery and with a cast of 42, director Pat Berry had her hands full. But class will out and this production in the Scout Hall was another night to remember.

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1998 Folk Song Nativity

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A copy of the programme from the 1998 Folk Song Nativity.  If you have any additional material relating to this production that you are willing to share – please contact David Cartwright(our archivist).

 


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1983 Summer Variety

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Another variety show this time incorporating the Haytor area Players and finishing with a stalwart of the Players, Josephine Critchley on the accordion. Josephine provided the musical backing for many shows and Pantomimes.

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2006 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

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Ali Baba, a Pantomime by Alexa Romanes. All the usual Panto stuff, villains, hero’s, scantily clad maids, a talking camel and forty thieves – well nearly. Mixed together by director Nigel Gillingham into a very enjoyable and traditional show, Oh yes it.

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2005 The Ozzard of Wiz

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The Ozzard of Wiz was written by Bim Bollard and James Harper and directed by Nigel Gillingham.  Some people say it was rubbish and we know who they are and where they live, but the truth is of course that it was another resounding success.

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2000 From the King of Prussia with Love

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James Blonde, a classic Pantomime character played with a suitable sneer by Dave Scott, led the field in another off the wall show directed and written by Bim Bollard and Mark Neal. The plot is to stop Goldfinker’s evil plan for world domination and win the heart of glamorous double agent Pussy L’amour, and I guess if you’re reading this then the plan succeeded.

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1998 Dracular and the Magic Lamp

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Surely the best Panto and Panto villain ever, well I would say that wouldn’t I. Although, this was a most excellent show and it’s not often you see Carol Vodaphone, Bob Monkeyhouse, Under Were Wolf, Batman, Robin and Dracula on the same billing. Needless to say it was another Bim production.

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1996 Robinson Crusoe

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This was billed as a traditional family Pantomime, written by Bill Smale and directed by Anne Broom. I have no pictures for this show and although my name is in the cast list I have no memories of it. So if your memory is better than mine or you have some photos then please get in touch.

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1994 Babes in the Wood

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Babes in the Wood was another Pantomime written by Alexa Romanes, unfortunately I only have the one picture, but fortunately it is of me, as for the rest of the show – well I think the crit sums it up very nicely.

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1992 Cinderella II

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Cinderella II, (The Undoing of Buttons). I could tell you what I thought but the newspaper article does it much better, I know me and the other hoses had great fun with our parts, but that’s another story.

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1990 Fatman and Blobbin

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Fatman and Blobbin (And the Exploding Custard Pie machine).Ticket holders were turned away at the door according to the newspaper cutting, not good PR and not good for the customers as they missed another cracking Pantomime by Bim. James Mann played James Mann, a part he wrestled with but finally came up with a passable imitation of the real James Mann, as I say this was a Bim Pantomime.

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1982 Aladdin

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Another Pantomime written by Patsy Wills. We are missing a programme and some better pictures and I think Abanazer is wearing his King costume from the nativity.

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1981 Cinderella

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Another Patsy Powlesland pantomime and this time with a price reduction to 60p, and still with a cup of tea. Using a back drop of the shops of Bovey Tracey this show had a very local feel to it. This was a local show for local people, (and their friends).

 

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1980 Robin Hood

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The Players first ever Pantomime written by Patsy Powlesland. This was great fun to be in, if only for the fact we all got to say, “oh no he isn’t” for the first time on stage, and dress up as merry men. I played Dicken, the character in the white hat (which was in fact a loo seat cover)and was joined by some female companions due to the shortage of male volunteers.At least that got us screening on local Spotlight TV. Prices were scandalous back then, the admission price was 75p inclusive of a cup of tea.

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1992 Bethlehem

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We have a programme but there are currently no images available for this production. If you have any photos or other material you are willing to share please get in touch.

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1990 A Miracle Play

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A copy of the programme for the 1990 production, ‘The Miracle Play’.  If you have any additional material relating to this production (that you would be willing to share), please contact our archivist David Cartwright.

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1985 Bethlehem

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A copy of the programme for the 1985 production of ‘Bethlehem’.  In addition there are two photos.  If you have any additional material relating to this production (that you would be willing to share), please contact our archivist David Cartwright.

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1978 A Dickensian Carol Service

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A copy of the programme for the 1978 Dickensian Carol Service and a newspaper article from the time.  If you have any additional material relating to this production that you are willing to share – please contact David Cartwright(our archivist).

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1977 Folk Song Nativity

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A copy of the programme from the 1977 Folk song Nativity.  If you have any additional material relating to this production that you are willing to share – please contact David Cartwright(our archivist).

 

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