The 2016 Players Treasure Hunt – a very pleasant afternoon

The Treasure Hunt took place on a sunny afternoon in Newton Abbot on Sunday 11th September. Anna and Andrew provided a good mix of relatively straightforward clues, together with some more obscure ones. The 11 teams that took part enjoyed the challenge, followed by a pleasant meal at The Dolphin Hotel in the evening. This year’s winners were Lisa and Mark, closely followed by Ann  and Nigel. Lisa and Mark now have the privilege of setting the clues for next year’s Treasure Hunt.

The committee would like to thanks Anna and Andrew (and not forgetting Sparky the dog!) for setting the hunt and keeping us on our toes with some fiendishly simple looking but very tricky clues – well I say they were tricky because I got them wrong!

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2016 Departure

Departure Play Lustleigh Village Hall

Stranded in an airport lounge during the inevitable delay of a holiday flight to Spain, Rosemary – “I’m a one-parent family, you see” – and her carbon-copy, not-very-bright daughter, Mandy, draw the reluctant Dennis and Shelia Tippit into a conversation. Sheila has suggested a holiday to try to right her ailing marriage; Rosemary is looking for a husband for Mandy.

The comic tone of the play shifts continually between Rosemary’s malapropisms and Dennis’ grimly humorous bigotry with the close of the play finding Rosemary unmoved by the chaos she has caused and Dennis near to a nervous breakdown!

A very popular comedy, still frequently performed today, in which the humour masks deep seated problems. A play about communication skills in which a very optimistic mother and daughter meet a very pessimistic man and his depressed wife.

Based on the author’s experiences of being stuck at Gatwick airport in the eighties.

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2015 Teechers

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Its Back to School! – Teechers at The Dolphin 15th – 17th October 2015

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Teechers Trailer Video

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Review: The Cemetery Club

The Cemetery Club

A poignant and heart-warming comedy.

The Bovey Tracey Players presented ”The Cemetery Club” By Ivan Menchell at Bovey Tracey Town Hall 27″‘ – 30″‘ May.

Coming after the wacky and anarchic ”Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Gnomes”, the Players Spring production is by contrast a gentle and thoughtful observation on the nature of bereavement, grief and the difficulty experienced in moving on after the passing of a loved one.

The play focuses on the lives of Ida, Lucille and Doris, three Jewish Widows in 19805 New York who have formed themselves into the titular club by meeting once a month for lunch before heading off to tend to their late husband’s graves.

The status quo is threatened however when Ida begins a tentative romance with Sam, another local widower.

Directed by Freda Wilson, a stalwart of the amateur theatre scene, this was a polished production well up to the Players usual high standard with a simple and effective set which alternated between Ida’s modest apartment and the local cemetery with lighting and sound restrained as befitted the tone of the play.

Jenny Connelly, as Ida, gave a wonderfully understated performance as a woman desperate to move on in her life but wracked with guilt and the thought of doing so.

Kirsty Munro’s Lucille was entertainingly larger than life but conveyed the sense of heartbreak that was obviously just under the surface.

Margaret White (in her acting debut) was a delight as the prim and ”buttoned-up” Doris refusing to relinquish the memory of the husband she loved so much. Terry Nickels gave a sweet natured and sympathetic performance as Sam and the scenes between he and Ida as their uncertain romance started to blossom were highlights of the production.

And finally Helen Drinkall as Mildred, another of Sam’s ”admirers”, whose appearance was all too brief, was very funny as a gleeful but totally unwitting fifth wheel.

An excellent script, all witty one liners, backhanded compliments, and pithy put downs, was done justice by the cast, maintaining convincing American accents throughout, and engaged the audience right from the beginning through to the bittersweet but ultimately optimistic denouement.

The front of house team was uniformly excellent, as we have come to expect from a Players production and the slick and capable backstage crew ensured everything ran smoothly on stage.

If this is to be, as believed, the Players final performance in the Bovey Tracey Town Hall before it is sadly sold then they can at least take comfort that they are leaving this particular space on a high.

An excellent production and congratulations to all concerned.

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Crutons Win……. Again!

Crutons Win……. Again!

Our annual quiz was won yet again by the Crutons – well done to them. There were 16 number  teams taking part this year and a good time was had by all with chips at half time, as per tradition. This event raised over £200 for our chosen charity, which this year is the Bovey Youth Cafe.

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Next years quiz will be set by ‘The War Babies” Alf Price’s team who were chosen to set the quiz after winning the draw for this – a new way of choosing the setters as the Crutons have won the quiz SO many times! So folks, next year expect questions on country music!

 

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Charity Fund Raisers

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Giant Gnomes Video Evidence

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2015 Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Gnomes

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson

A spectacular play written by a local ‘young’ lad called Bim.  This original bit of script writing had them falling about in the aisles.

This funny and original play had all the usual characters including Sherlock and Dr Watson, the evil Moriarty, Mrs Hudson and some more extravagant characters such as Hugh Jarce, Thirsty Kirsty and a cow called Pat!

This was sure to put a smile on any ones face.  Hopefully one day Sherlock Holmes might make a return to solve another dastardly crime.

Photos courtesy of Bim Photography

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Bovey Tracey Players Flag

IMG_2684Proudly presenting the newly created Bovey Tracey Players flag which was thoughtfully designed and made by Su Kaye, Carol Walters, Chris Towle, Emma Rendell and Ann Gillingham.

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Pantomimes

2013 Aladdin Photos courtesy of Bim Photography
2006 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Ali Baba, a Pantomime by Alexa Romanes. All the usual Panto stuff, villains, hero’s, scantily...
2005 The Ozzard of Wiz The Ozzard of Wiz was written by Bim Bollard and James Harper and directed by...
2000 From the King of Prussia with Love James Blonde, a classic Pantomime character played with a suitable sneer by Dave Scott, led...
1994 Babes in the Wood Babes in the Wood was another Pantomime written by Alexa Romanes, unfortunately I only have...
1996 Robinson Crusoe This was billed as a traditional family Pantomime, written by Bill Smale and directed by...
1998 Dracular and the Magic Lamp Surely the best Panto and Panto villain ever, well I would say that wouldn’t I....
1990 Fatman and Blobbin Fatman and Blobbin (And the Exploding Custard Pie machine).Ticket holders were turned away at the...
1992 Cinderella II Cinderella II, (The Undoing of Buttons). I could tell you what I thought but the...
1980 Robin Hood The Players first ever Pantomime written by Patsy Powlesland. This was great fun to be...

Plays

2017 Curtain Up
2017 Lone Star LONE STAR by James Maclure Is a gritty comedy – set in the back of...
2016 Allo Allo It has been a sad week with the announcement of the of death of Gorden...
2015 Teechers Its Back to School! – Teechers at The Dolphin 15th – 17th October 2015
2015 Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Gnomes A spectacular play written by a local ‘young’ lad called Bim.  This original bit of...
2014 Dad’s Army Dad’s Army will be on from 15th to 19th October 2014. Don’t miss this classic...
2013 It Runs in the Family Photos courtesy of Bim Photography Set in the doctor’s common room of a London Hospital,...
2013 Little Voice “John and I have just come back from The Bovey Players production of Little Voice. ...
2012 The Long and the Short and the Tall ‘The Long and the Short and The Tall’ by Willis Hall was presented at Bovey...
2011 Fahrenheit & Celsius The recent play performed by the Bovey Tracey Players,”Fahrenheit and Celsius” by James Gillingham, is...

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