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Coming soon: Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones – Watch this space!

Coming soon: Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones – Watch this space!

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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 Hamet 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.


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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Quiz Night April 4th 7.30pm at The Dolphin Hotel

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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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Treasure Hunt in Kenn – Sunday 10th Sept 2pm

Treasure hunt this Sunday at Kenn meeting at St Andrews church by The Ley Arms.

Come along and enjoy the fun and hopefully good weather.

Please let us know if you are attending on the day and whether you will be coming along to the meal afterwards at The Dophin Hotel, Bovey Tracey at 7pm.

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‘Waving Goodbye’ Tuesday 5th September

Waving Goodbye

A play by Andrew Shakeshaft
Presented by Tree Shadow Theatre Productions

Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey 5th September 2017 7:30pm

Waving Goodbye; Burkha or jeggings? Twisting fast-paced black comedy.
**** Remote Goat “a production which has much to offer” “Deeply moving”

Views from the Gods “Funny and Moving”
Pick of the Fringe Award Bedfringe 2017

Waving Goodbye is an emotionally charged black comedy which asks fundamental
questions about existence and our relationships with each other.

“All those people who died young; you’ve got their life, you’ve got the chances they
never had and what are you doing with it?”

Tree Shadow Theatre put out a call for new, contemporary scripts that didn’t fight shy of exploring big issues and what it is to be a young woman in today’s world. This two-
hander comedy was the outright winner.

After debuting at the Camden Fringe, Waving Goodbye has been performed in Exeter,
Monmouth, Seaton, Bristol, London and the Bedfringe. Our performances in Exeter this year for the From Devon with Love Festival played to a sold-out audience and Waving Goodbye was awarded Pick of The Fringe by Bedfringe. Tree Shadow Theatre look forward to bringing Waving Goodbye back to home turf in Devon for a special one-off performance in Bovey Tracey.

Directed by Anita Parry (What Would Helen Mirren Do?)
Cast: Lucy Theobald and Louisa Wilde
Playwright: Andrew Shakeshaft
Tickets £6
Running Time 50mins
Email: info@treeshadow.co.uk

“A true masterpiece of theatre” Last Embrace, Broadway Baby *****

“A fascinating examination of the tension between appearance and reality” – How Well You Know Me, Somerset Gazette

“I’m no theatre critic, but what struck me was how the entire audience was completely absorbed by the drama” Audience review

“An inspiring play that deserves a wider audience” Audience review, Hard Like Stone

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