The Littleport Players have been a feature and focus in the village for many years, but the focus on our local group has been on a national level recently, when they won a prestigious National Operatic Dramatic Association award. The theatre group picked up the award for Best Technical (costumes, set and make- up) for their production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Several members attended the awards ceremony in St Ives to receive the award. Becky Green, Chair, said: “We knew we had been nominated and we were absolutely thrilled to have won – it is such an achievement for the group and definitely some great news for Littleport. Well done everyone!”
The first ever show put on by the players was ‘Aladdin’ – a ‘potted pantorhyme’ with the whole performance performed in meter and rhyme. One such member of that group – a drama student in his final GCSE year was Nick Brown, at only 15 he played the part of Aladdin’s arch enemy Abanaza.
Of course Nick is now better known as Senior Minister of the local Spiritualists’ Church and Chair and Layout Editor of this Magazine, but he does look very fondly upon his time on the stage and attributes his involvement in the group as being a key factor behind his continued community interaction. In one particular show, he played ‘Puss’ in Puss in Boots, the third Panto put on by the group afew years later, alongside Players’ current Chair, Becky Green, as you will see from the picture.
Do you fancy being on stage or helping out backstage? The Littleport Players are always looking for new members. So whether you love treading the boards or building sets, props, painting scenery, make up or anything theatrical then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome anyone from age 11+ and previous experience is not a necessity but a love of the theatre world is! Previous productions from Littleport Players include Romeo and Juliet, Les Miserables, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Disco Inferno, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and many other musicals, plays and pantomimes.
PANTOMIME – DECEMBER 2015
Just before Christmas, the Littleport Players will be performing their annual pantomime and we are looking for performers, singers and dancers to take part in this production. Filled with lots of laughs, silly slapstick and lots of popular music, you’ll have such a ball if you join us. Please email email@example.com or ring 07595273222 for further details and we look forward to hearing from you