20 Hamblings Close
NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2005
Hello again and welcome to another season. Let’s put the problems of the last season behind us and look forward to an exciting and successful year for Radlett Players.
As you know, Willum and Chantelle stepped down from the Committee at the AGM. Philip Eastburn has now taken on the role of Treasurer, although we are still without a Publicity Officer. This really is an important role in the society, especially at this time when we are aiming to increase our numbers and attract large audiences. I would very much appreciate hearing from anyone who would be willing to consider taking the job on. Although it might sound daunting, I’m pleased to say that both Chantelle and Sheila Bird have offered to assist with some of the workload, which will certainly make the job easier.
The rest of the Committee is unchanged, and the (almost) full complement is below:
Chairman Secretary Treasurer
Nigel Tompkins Viv Harris-Bass Philip Eastburn
20 Hamblings Close
Shenley Radlett Radlett
WD7 9JJ WD7 8DF WD7 7JH
Tel: 01923 839003 Tel: 01923 855885 Tel: 01923 854520
Membership Secretary Publicity Officer Committee Member
Jo Emery Vacant Sheila Bird
42 Forge End 57 Oakridge Avenue
AL2 3EQ WD7 8HB
Tel: 01727 837446 Tel: Tel: 01923 852630
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: E-mail: Snail mail
Committee Member Committee Member
Anne Clarke Barry Sawyer
WD7 8DE AL3 6BZ
Tel: 01923 469904 Tel: 01727 841594
E-mail: Snail mail E-mail: email@example.com
As I think I may have mentioned, and much to everyone’s delight, Outside Edge has been cast (and indeed crewed), and rehearsals will be getting underway in early September. The cast is as follows:
Miriam Tracy Jenner
Roger Nigel Tompkins
Bob Colin Cook
Ginnie Paula Welham
Alex Robin Milton (new member)
Kevin Eric Howes
Maggie Moira Gregson
Dennis Philip Eastburn
The set for Outside Edge is quite complicated and we are planning to do some set building over the summer to give ourselves a head start. The first date to put in your diaries is Sunday 21st August. Please come along to the scenery store in Shenley at to lend a hand, even if you can only wield a paint brush. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Social Events/Members Evening
Those of you at the AGM will recall that Philip suggested a
new venture, which will be known as a Members
Evening. This will take place on the
first Tuesday of each month at the Radlett Youth Club at the bottom of
As has been said many times before, we often attract people that are interested in joining the society, but are unable to offer them the opportunity to get involved straight away. The Members Evening is designed to overcome this problem by giving people something to do immediately, whether it be a play reading, rehearsal, improvisation, or whatever. The activity will depend on the number of people taking an interest, but the initial intention is to rehearse a one act play that would be put on as an in-house production in a few months time.
However, please don’t think this is only available to new members. We would love to hear from any old hands that are willing to get involved with this in any way, whether it be co-ordinating, or even taking a part in something.
The first of these Members Evenings will also double-up as our Open Season Party, which will be on Tuesday September 6th at the Youth Club. This will be a cheese and wine affair, with an informal quiz around the room that you can participate in if you wish. As an added incentive, a prize of £25 in theatre tokens will be on offer to the winner. It is of course vital that we attract as many new members as possible this year, and this is an excellent opportunity for potential members to find out more about us. We will be doing some advertising about this event, but if you know of anyone who has expressed an interest in amateur dramatics, please encourage them to come along.
Philip will be on hand at this event to tell people more about future Members Evenings, and would love to hear from anyone who would like to be involved. Alternatively, contact him beforehand and he’ll be pleased to give you more information.
I’m pleased to announce that Philip Eastburn has offered to produce the Spring play, which is likely to be an Alan Ayckbourn comedy. A decision will be made on the play shortly, and I hope to be able to give you more information, including the date for auditions, in the next newsletter.
Subscriptions are of course now due, and payable to Jo Emery, or any member of the Committee. Subscriptions were raised slightly at the AGM, and are now as follows:
Full Rate Discounted Rate (if paid before 30th Spetember)
Single £28.00 £20.00
Family £40.00 £30.00
Patrons, Students & Senior Citizens £20.00 £15.00
Ian has once again taken on the unenviable task of organising trips to Watford Palace Theatre. Their next production is The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson, a play about three sisters reunited for their mother’s funeral during which a well kept family secret is revealed. Ian will be getting tickets for either 23rd or 30th September.
The November play is Queen’s English by Vanessa Brooks, a protégé of Alan Ayckbourn. This is a comedy about ideas of nationality which takes place in a stately pile in Hertfordshire (sounds like Ian’s house). The proposed date for this is 25th November.
For tickets to either of these shows please contact Ian on 01923 855944.
And finally….congratulations to Chantelle who won the Player of the Year Award at the AGM. A well-deserved recognition for her hard work over the previous year, and of course a superb performance in Gaslight.