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Bovey Tracey Players’ autumn production has a sting in its tale!

“To be, or not to bee”!  – The Bovey Tracey Players’ latest theatrical production for this October is a modern comedy of family issues which draws its inspiration from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.

Performing upstairs at the Dolphin Hotel, Thursday 18th, Friday 19th & Saturday 20th October, “Humble Boy” by Charlotte Jones, is the domestic struggle between troubled son Felix Humble and his “Queen Bee” mother, Flora.

After returning home for his father’s funeral, Felix discovers his mother has not only acquired a brash and persistent suitor, she has also got rid of all his father’s belongings, including his precious bees!

“We are thrilled to welcome professional actress and director Louisa Wilde to direct this exciting project for the Bovey Players this autumn,” said Jenny Connelly, Bovey Tracey Players’ Chairman. “This play, which Louisa has chosen, offers a fantastic opportunity for young local actor, Will Meadows to take on major lead role. Audiences will enjoy an evening of laughter and tears following the highs and lows of the Humble family and friends in this prizewinning play.”

Tickets for “Humble Boy” are available from Arnolds, The Dolphin Hotel, Brimley Post Office & online at www.boveytraceyplayers.org

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Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones

Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones, 18th, 19th and 20th October at the Dolphin Hotel, Tickets on sale now!  Follow the link for a sneak preview.
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Humble Boy Reading – 6th June

There will be a second reading for Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones at the Edgemoor Hotel, 7.30pm on 6th June.

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Young and Interested in Drama?

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Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones – Get your tickets now

Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones, 18th, 19th and 20th October at the Dolphin Hotel, Tickets on sale now!  Follow the link for a sneak preview.
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Humble Boy Reading

Our next production is to be Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones which we are delighted to say will be directed by Louisa Wilde, Artistic Director of Tree Shadow Theatre Productions.
Set in an English country garden, this gentle comedy features the melancholic Felix Humble, an ill-adjusted theoretical physicist, struggling to come to terms with the recent death of his father and his mother’s impending remarriage to a local buffoon. Inspired by Hamlet and drawing upon Tom Stoppard and Alan Ayckbourne, this award-winning play has a cast of six, three men and three women:
Felix Humble – A mid-30s theoretical astrophysicist from Cambridge. He is our main character and most noticeable is his stutter caused by his nervousness.
Flora Humble – Beautiful and self-centered, Flora is the mother of Felix and her need for absolute power attributes to problems in relationships with the people around her.
George Pye – Confident, well-built, modern, and big band music savvy. George is the complete opposite of James Humble, the deceased father of Felix. He plans to marry Flora.
Rosie Pye – Daughter of George and former girlfriend of Felix. She is a nurse and also has a 7-year-old daughter that she believes to be Felix’s.
Jim – The gardener of the estate, he is an old man in his 60s. He is virtually ignored by everyone in the play until the end. He is the only source in which Felix can truly confide.
Mercy Lott – Friend (although seemingly a slave) of Flora, she is kind but doesn’t seem to be all there. She has a secret crush on George Pye.
The first read-through will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday May 9th at the Church Rooms, St Peter & St Paul Church, Bovey Tracey and the play will be performed on 18th to 20th October 2018. As well as the six roles, we are looking for anyone who is happy to help with props, prompting, set building and costumes.
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Awards All Round

At our AGM on Wednesday 28th March, the Players were pleased to award a cheque to our chosen charity of the year – The Devon Freewheelers. This was presented by our chair, Jenny Connelly and received by one of their local riders, Mr Robert Meadows.

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And then the cast of ‘A Candle for Elvis’ were presented with their Adjudicator’s Award from the Dawlish one-act festival for their dramatic entrance at the end of the play! The award was presented by Freda Welton (left). Cast from L-R – Terry Nickels, Margaret White, William Meadows, Sam Bovey – sadly Lisa Huet and Mark Dunn, who directed the play were unable to be at the presentation.

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Whose Line is it Anyway? – Thursday 8th February 8pm – Upstairs at The Dolphin

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Skittles Night

 

A great evening was had by all and it was certainly eventful. There was an enquiry as to whether Nigel was cheating, Terry showed his SAS training was still useful when he rolled on the floor after throwing a ball and Paul mastered the spin technique although the spectators gave him a wide berth when he took aim.

Francis demonstrated poise in her skittling performance and was the overall winner of the Killer round, although fiercely contested by David.

Our chairman / chairwoman / chairperson Jenny proudly presented Francis the cash prize of £2.50, a bag of chocolate buttons and a serving tray. The serving tray was not to be kept as there were glasses to be cleared away.

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2017 Curtain Up

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