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JULY – Read-through & Auditions

We know it's just mid-summer but we are now heavily into our preparations for our Christmas play! 'Sleighed to Death' - a brand new play only published early this year by Peter Gordon will be directed by Mandy Carr. Set in the 1930's it is the prequel to the 'Inspector Pratt' trilogy of spoofs of…
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Midhurst Players New Committee

At the AGM on Friday June 9th Your new Committee was elected as: Chair:                               Yvonne Warren Secretary:                        Peter Ansell Treasurer:                  …
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Merry Regiment of Women

SATURDAY 19th AUGUST from 5.00pm  in Buck Hall, Cowdray Ruins. Tickets on sale from the MADhurst Box Office from 5th August - tel: 07582 959 440 Adult £15 & under 16's £12 (inclusive of light summer buffet) Booking essential as only 60 seats available.
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They’ve only gone and done it again !!

Despite being under instructions to lose the Inter Society Quiz,  so that we would not be hosting it next year, the Midhurst Players team ( Joce, Ali, Nicci, Ben, Zillah & Dennis) could not resist the chance to retain the trophy.  Even when they purposely gave the opposing teams a head start by scoring low…
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Blithe Spirit now cast

Our next production is Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward and runs from Wednesday April 5th to Saturday April 8th Director: Nicci Pennicott Cast: Charles Condomine                Tim Ashworth Ruth Condomine                     Chloe Beauvois Eames Elvira Condomine                   Sarah-Jayne Steed Madame Arcati                       Lena Hill Dr Bradman                            Matthew Harding Mrs Bradman…
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Wyrd Sisters Review

For Chichester Observer - posted online Wyrd Sisters directed by Mandy Carr   Midhurst Players choice of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sister’s for its Winter Production was inspired. The book had been adapted by Stephen Briggs and it combined vivid “over the top” characters, plenty of opportunity for comedy and humour and many witty references to…
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Blithe Spirit

The read-through for Blithe Spirit is on Tuesday 13th December, 7.30 pm in the South Downs Memorial Hall, North Street, Midhurst. Auditions take place on Thursday 15th December at 7.30 pm in the same venue. This delightful play written by Noel Coward is to be directed by Nicci Pennicott. Rehearsals will commence in January 2017.
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MADhurst Festival photographs

  Friday 26th August our Cabaret, directed by Yvonne Warren, which due to its success is becoming a permanent, popular fixture in the MADhurst calendar. Held in the restaurant of Cowdray Park Golf Club the programme contained a mix of modern foot tapping pop and rock classics together with songs from our favourite musicals with a…
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Review of ‘Confusions’

Review Midhurst Players recent production of Alan Ayckbourn’s play “Confusions” was an inspired choice of play; it suited the talent and range of skills in the society beautifully as well as working very well in the South Downs Centre Memorial Hall’s auditorium The production was directed by Judy Gray, who had herself performed with Ayckbourn’s…
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OPEN Auditions

Our next production, running from Wednesday 30th November to Saturday 3rd December will be Terry Pratchett's "Wyrd Sisters". Auditions open to all those over the age of 16 years. There are plenty of parts for soldiers, strolling players, player witches (part of the story is a play within a play so we require 3 more…
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MRC Community Day

Photographs taken at Midhurst Rother College Saturday 23rd April. A great event and well attended. It was lovely to see so many groups and small businesses there, it really lived up to it's title of Community Day. The day was packed with things to do and see, lots of music and singing and a great selection of food. See…
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Eggheads here we come!!

    After many years of being cruelly denied,The Midhurst Players Quiz Team, were last night victorious in the Inter Drama Society Quiz. Our team of Andy & Cathy Gilson, Nicci Pennicott, Julie Tickner and Dennis Harrison carried off the trophy.  An impressive knowledge of ' Songs from musicals played backwards' and 'Lyrics sung to…
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Around the World in 80 Minutes

  Enjoy an evening packed with music and comedy from around the world in the company of  The Southdowns Concert Band and The Midhurst Players. Saturday 19th March from 7.30pm at The Memorial Hall, South Downs Centre, Midhurst Ticket prices £10 (Free of charge for under 16's) Tickets available from The Olive & Vine, North…
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Pantomime Review

The tradition of pantomime is a long and uniquely British one. Whatever the story certain elements and conventions are absolutely essential in any successful production. Foremost amongst these traditions is the presence of the Dame, a larger than life character, dressed outrageously and played by a man; some of the most famous dames in the…
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1971 – Check this out…….

The last time The Midhurst Players performed a pantomime was 1971 - photograph as proof..... Things, fortunately have somewhat changed and dare I say improved? Your views on our current pantomime The Snow Queen would be welcome, running from the 2nd December.
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A classic comedy for 2016

By Alan Ayckbourn Performances from Wednesday 1st June to Saturday 4th. Our Director Judy Gray, under her professional name of 'Bridgland', worked for Alan Aykbourn in her days as an Actress in Scarborough's Theatre in the Round and now as an accomplished Director wants to bring some of the 'Ackybourn' magic to Midhurst. Confusions was…
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Behind the scenes of the Panto….

  . A sneak preview.........The dame and her grandchildren and 'Love's young Dream' amongst the sweets............... Buy your tickets now as they are going fast and you really wouldn't want to miss this! With grateful thanks to Cockburns Sweet Shoppe in Midhurst for allowing us to totally disrupt their shop and supplying us with endless cups of…
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The Snow Queen Cast

We are absolutely thrilled with our amazing cast, they are the best and Midhurst we promise you a spectacular pantomime! MAIN PRINCIPALS Millie Redshaw                   Gerda James Justesten                 Kai Matthew Harding               Hans Christian Andersen Tim Ashworth                     The Dame (Gran) Racheal Rhodes                  The Snow Queen Freddie Hill                         Helmut Ali Locke                              Snowdrop Sophie Bosley                      Blossom SECONDARY PRINCIPALS Andy Gilson                      Henrik/Precious Ben Jull                              Caw/The Robber-Chief Peter Ansell                       Ziggy Kath Luxton                      Sunbeam…
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Cabaret Evening – Sell out

Quotes : From John Barrett the Chairman of MADhurst "You guys were AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you so much for such a superb professional and entertaining evening. Your artists were incredible, the variety was impressive and you all absolutely nailed it. Thank you on behalf of MADhurst and also from me personally, as always you were all a…
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The Pantomime comes to town

For the first time since the 1970’s Midhurst will have its own pantomime, something seen as being long overdue. “Oh Yes it is” and judging by the support and enthusiasm  received from the general public, the schools and just about everybody else spoken to, it seems that you all agree. As this was viewed as…
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