GALA EVENING PERFORMANCE OF ‘BEDROOM FARCE’ BY ALAN AYCKBOURN SAT 16 MAY 2015 7.45PM
IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS WORSHIPFUL THE MAYOR AND MAYORESS OF STOCKPORT, COUNCILLOR KEVIN HOGG AND MRS KATHLEEN HOGG

 

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WHAT A MEMORABLE OCCASION! GUESTS WERE GREETED WITH A GLASS OF BUBBLY AND HAD TIME TO CHAT AND FLICK THROUGH THEIR PROGRAMMES. A BOOKLET HAD ALSO BEEN PRINTED ENTITLED ‘A POTTED HISTORY OF PLAYERS THEATRE’, COMPILED BY ENA WINT. ENA WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AMAZING FLORAL DISPLAY IN THE FOYER THAT WAS ADMIRED BY ALL.

 

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THE PLAY COMMENCED AT 7.45PM. TEA, COFFEE AND BISCUITS WERE SERVED DURING THE INTERVAL, WHILE THE AUDIENCE DISCUSSED THE PLAY SO FAR.

 

AFTER THE PLAY, OUR PRESIDENT MARGARET WILLIAMS MADE A SHORT SPEECH AND THE MAYORESS WAS PRESENTED WITH FLOWERS BY ONE OF OUR YOUTH THEATRE MEMBERS, RACHEL FEHILY. MARGARET ALSO READ OUT AN EMAIL RECEIVED FROM CHRISTINE BOTTOMLEY, NOW A PROFESSIONAL ACTRESS. CHRISTINE WAS A MEMBER OF PLAYERS YOUTH AND HER TIME WITH US MADE HER REALISE THAT THIS WAS THE PATH SHE WANTED TO TAKE. UNFORTUNATELY FOR US (BUT NOT FOR CHRISTINE!) SHE WAS FILMING AND THEREFORE UNABLE TO ATTEND. SHE DID HOWEVER SEND HER APOLOGIES AND HER KIND COMMENTS WERE WARMLY RECEIVED.

 

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A FABULOUS BUFFET THAT HAD BEEN PREPARED IN-HOUSE FOLLOWED (YES, THERE IS NO END TO OUR TALENTS!) AND THERE WAS A ‘FREE BAR’ – OH YES!!! AN EXCELLENT EVENING WAS HAD BY ALL AND TWO OF THE COUNCILLORS WHO HAD ATTENDED EMAILED THE NEXT DAY EXPRESSING THEIR THANKS FOR AN ENJOYABLE NIGHT.

 

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NOW, WHAT SHALL WE DO FOR OUR CENTENARY…..?!

 

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See the congratulations HERE