Grangewood School
MAgazine
Twenty-Fifth
anniversary edition
1927
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Acknowledgements
Alongside the people named as members of cast and crew, Taunton Thespians
would like to thank the followi...
A Message from the Headmistress
Welcome to Grangewood’s School Magazine. This special 25th anniversary edition
is dedicate...
Farthings Country House Hotel & Restaurant
Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, Somerset TA3 6SG
Tel: 01823 480664 • Fax: 01823 48111...
Director’s Notes
Where does one start with directing a play? An overall understanding of the period and
characters and a c...
DEEGAN’S INFLUENCES
Daisy Pulls It Off is a parody of wholesome adventure
stories about life in a 1920s girls' English boa...
Daisy
Pulls
It
Offby
Denise Deegan
at the
Tacchi-Morris
Theatre
10th
- 14th
November 2009
THE BEST PAPER FOR SCHOOL STORIE...
About Taunton Thespians
The society has passed (or celebrated) its eightieth anniversary; we have been providing live
thea...
Dear Editor
I have always seen the school magazine as a portal for
communication between staff, parents and pupils and her...
Back row, L to R: Sybil Wilby, Alice Wilby, Clare Beaumont (Head Girl & Sports Capt
Burlington (Vice-Captain
Middle Row, L...
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Backstage
Director  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ...
Daisy’s Absolutely Top Hole Treasure Hunting Tips
(with thanks to Dick, Douglas, Daniel and Duncan)
Tip 1 : Do it at night...
Express print ad
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Upper Sixth Hockey
Grangewood 3, Cheltenham 2
Grangewood were back on winning form
this week after a triumphant defeat aga...
The School Song
In days of yore the female sex
Of learning they had none
But now thanks to bold pioneers
Education they ha...
www.wayfarers-pantomime.co.uk
Another Christmas family pantomime treat!
Showing on
14th - 23rd
Jan 2010
7.30pm
Produced &
...
This production is
entered for
The Phoebe Rees
Awards
Founded by Phoebe Rees
and run by the Somerset
Fellowship of Drama, ...
Julia Apperley
Patricia Attrill
Joanna Marie Bagwell
Michael Barry
David Beach
Tony & Tessa Beaven
Matthew Botten
Penny Br...
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Programme for Taunton Thespians' production of Daisy Pulls It Off

  1. 1. Grangewood School MAgazine Twenty-Fifth anniversary edition 1927 Programme.indd 1 04/11/2009 22:14:26
  2. 2. Acknowledgements Alongside the people named as members of cast and crew, Taunton Thespians would like to thank the following for their generous support in the making of this production: For displaying Billboards: Mrs Tooze, Chelston• The Westgate Inn• Holiday Inn Taunton• The Civil Service Sports & Social Club, Taunton• Yule Brown, Taunton• For all their help behind the scenes: Members of Taunton Thespians• For their support: Our advertisers and sponsors• Seaton Primary School for the bell• Trowbridge Players for the hockey sticks• Taunton Thespians is a Registered Charity, Number 800217 Programme.indd 2 04/11/2009 22:14:27
  3. 3. A Message from the Headmistress Welcome to Grangewood’s School Magazine. This special 25th anniversary edition is dedicated to all of the girls who have been through the doors of Grangewood during the past 25 years, myself being one of them. Through my time here as both girl and scholar I have seen the school strive forward to reach outstanding sporting and academic achievements. I am immensely proud to be the Head Mistress of this fine establishment. I also take great pride in starting the tradition of inter-dormy hot water bottle fights, which I believe girls still enjoy, even today. Here’s to Grangewood, long may she flourish. Honesta quam magna! Programme.indd 3 04/11/2009 22:14:28
  4. 4. Farthings Country House Hotel & Restaurant Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, Somerset TA3 6SG Tel: 01823 480664 • Fax: 01823 481118 info@farthingshotel.co.uk • www.farthingshotel.co.uk Binham GrangeOLD CLEEVE, MINEHEAD www.binhamgrange.co.uk Dinner is served in the dining hall seating up to 35- perfect for special occasions, celebrations and small wedding receptions or a more intimate dining salon for up to four. Food is simply prepared- working with the seasons, using garden vegetables and herbs, meat from Exmoor and our own dairy produce-letting the quality flavours speak for themselves. Special dietary needs are catered for on request. The Garden terrace is open for coffees, light lunches, afternoon tea and drinks before dining. Open daily, 5-star silver award for accommodation Please call for further details and bookings Contact Marie on 01984 640056 Binham Grange is a Jacobean house set in 300 acres of parkland and beautiful gardens. Programme.indd 4 04/11/2009 22:14:29
  5. 5. Director’s Notes Where does one start with directing a play? An overall understanding of the period and characters and a central conceit for the show, as far as I’m concerned. As I was rather heavily involved in our Festival One Act and the Summer Tour, this rather went onto the back burner. However, on a trip to the wonderful Fagin’s Antiques back in April, I saw a staircase that seemed the ideal heart of the production. I built lots of ideas around this massive edifice – the two returns giving different levels and doors, all sorts of possibilities. Unfortunately, it was about 4 or 5 metres high and very solid indeed. More sensible heads persuaded me I would be insane to even try to use it or copy it – thanks, Dave. With the Tour out of the way, I started thinking and reading again. What emerged from that was a feeling that the key to the production is in Miss Gibson’s opening speech: “each form in the school has assumed responsibility for one entire evening's entertainment .... The mantle of responsibility falls... on the Fourth form, together with a little help from members of staff, who have asked me to announce their offering, a play in two acts entitled Daisy Pulls It Off”. So there it was. The play has been put together by the Fourth Form. They’ve worked with their Drama teacher, the Craft teacher and the Art teacher, they’ve created the play and made the settings. That’s the conceit, that’s what you’ll see on stage. Once my head was around that (and I’m probably the rather radical Drama teacher, in our Grangewood world), the production needed to be assembled. Cast, as ever, are the key consideration in any play. The original show used actresses in their 20s, while many amateur shows have “the girls” played by... more mature ladies, shall we say. School productions and other amateurs use girls of the age the characters are supposed to be. How were we to do it? From the start, I wanted to follow the intentions of the author in this, inspiring cries and dark mutterings from those who felt we couldn’t possibly find enough actors of the right age; as you’ll see, we did. Not only that, but we’ve tried to insure against the onset of swine flu (advertised as hitting exactly this age group) by having understudies to hand. Even if we get to show week with a full cast, more bodies will help to fill the stage. Another of the play’s key concepts is the breaking of the “fourth wall”, taking the action into the auditorium and having cast meeting and greeting the audience. And not just cast, but having our Front of House team role playing as teachers and governors, in costume. Miss Gibson, the Headmistress, and other teaching staff will also have met you. The girls are probably all too nervous, but one or two might have come “out front” , and I hope they behaved themselves. You will have to forgive us, though, for choosing the wonderful Tacchi-Morris Theatre as our venue. However much it would have benefitted the conceit to have you all sitting in canvas folding chairs in an Elizabethan Great Hall, lit by a couple of floodlights, we couldn’t find one. Instead, we’re here, at a very welcoming, clean, friendly venue. Which is nice, very nice indeed. Certainly makes a change from my recent experience. I hope you enjoy the show. As a friend of mine is very fond of saying “When it’s good, praise the performers. When it’s bad, blame the director”. They’ve all worked their socks off, on stage and behind it, so are very deserving of your praise. Hopefully, I’ll get the chance to bathe in their reflected glory. Programme.indd 5 04/11/2009 22:14:29
  6. 6. DEEGAN’S INFLUENCES Daisy Pulls It Off is a parody of wholesome adventure stories about life in a 1920s girls' English boarding school, such as those by Angela Brazil. Brazil (pronounced ‘Brazzle’) was not the first writer to produce school stories for girls, but she created a new genre that changed the direction they were to take in the coming years. For the first time, growing girls could read books that were slanted towards their own point of view, with a whole race of jolly, sporty, robust and, above all, believable role models. The heroines of her books may have been, on the one hand, silly or vain or selfish and pig-headed; or, alternatively, they may have been reliable, well-meaning or happy-go-lucky, but whatever their characteristics, a mutual tolerance ensured that they all managed to co-exist happily and learn from each other's experiences. A far cry from the moralistic fables of the preceding era! Their popularity was not, alas, shared by the majority of "real life" head-mistresses, who seem to have particularly abhorred the schoolgirl slang that peppers the books. Today it seems harmless enough to most people, but at the time there were voices raised to have the books banned or even burned. As Angela Brazil's fictional head-teachers were usually portrayed very sympathetically, this hardly seems fair, but she was quite unperturbed by the opposition to her books, continuing to turn them out at the average of two a year for almost half a century. She wrote the following about her credentials for writing such books: "To be able to write for young people depends, I consider, largely upon whether you are able to retain your early attitude of mind while acquiring a certain facility with your pen. It is a mistake ever to grow up! I confess I am still an absolute schoolgirl in my sympathies." In plentiful supply is the now very dated slang that used to incense teachers so much: pleasant experiences are termed "blossomly", "chubby" or "jinky", and unpleasant things are decidedly "piggy". The stiff upper lip is as prevalent as in boys' stories: girls are always being exhorted to "brace up and be sporty" and "turn off the waterworks". And as a reward for all this bracing up, there were sweet treats galore, cheesecake being a particularly sought-after favourite among the girls. Romantic friendships abound in the books, but there was plenty of adventure, too. Girls are often marooned through their own foolishness and there are several shipwrecks. Fostering and adopting children was another theme in several stories, and others tell of missing wills, long-lost relatives who suddenly reappear, and - a stock plot from Victorian times - the girl of apparently humble birth who turns out to have aristocratic connections. Brazil’s stories gave enjoyment to thousands of girls for well over half a century. It is on record that when someone in the Blackie office heard the news of her death, he suggested that it wouldn't be long before they received the manuscript of "The School at the Pearly Gates" - an irreverent remark, perhaps, but an indication of her prolificacy! www.bigbillkruse.com. http://en.wikipedia.org Angela Brazil Programme.indd 6 04/11/2009 22:14:30
  7. 7. Daisy Pulls It Offby Denise Deegan at the Tacchi-Morris Theatre 10th - 14th November 2009 THE BEST PAPER FOR SCHOOL STORIES! No. 001, Vol 001] Published Just the Once [Week Ending November 14th 2009 Programme.indd 7 04/11/2009 22:14:31
  8. 8. About Taunton Thespians The society has passed (or celebrated) its eightieth anniversary; we have been providing live theatre for and by the people of Taunton and surrounding area since 1928. That February, Ian Hay’s Tilly of Bloomsbury was staged for 3 nights at the Lyceum Theatre, and was a great success. Over the intervening decades we have staged over 300 productions of all types. Thespians were instrumental in creating the theatre in which we’re performing tonight. Every year we entertain thousands of people by: Staging two major productions, formerly at the Brewhouse, now at the Tacchi-Morris• Participating in drama festivals (we’ve reached the English Semi-final two years running)• Spending two weeks touring a classic comedy every summer• We also provide Murder Mystery evenings and Cabaret shows for parties and fund-raising events around the area. To see what's happening in amateur drama in Taunton, come along to a Club Night. There's no charge, and you're very welcome. Just drop along to “The Place” in Wilfred Road, Taunton at 7.30pm on the first or third Wednesday of any month from October to May. As you will see elsewhere, our Spring Production will be an adaptation of Stella Gibbons’ wonderfully funny novel Cold Comfort Farm. Auditions for this are taking place next week at “The Place” If you do fancy joining us, there’s plenty to do, and it doesn’t just involve getting up on stage. Membership is only £12 a year, and it’s just about the most fun you can have for a pound a month! For more details call John Burbery on 01823 442118 or email membership@tauntonthespians.org.uk Dear Editor I am so proud of my beautiful daughter Daisy for winning the scholarship to Grangewood. I shall miss her terribly, but I know she will be successful at she does. It may be hard for her, but she is strong & courageous, as was her Father, God rest his soul. Elspeth Meredith Cher Editor Bonjour! I had much pleasure in taking mes enfants of Grangewood for a trip to Nice. For some of them their first journey out of England – apart, of course, from Sybil. Her parents are rich enough to travel the continents. Our train journey was exciting, if not long. I was so proud of Daisy, qui parle Francais fluently (thanks to sa Mere). It taught the spoilt rich girls a thing or two! Scholarship girls can be formidable at times, n’est ce pas? Mlle Dormibien Dear Editor Life contains many decisions and as a gardener eye catching results require methodical thinking and planning. At all times of the year, especially now, the right combination and cultivated success depends on past actions and a helping hand from nature. My hopes for the future and wholesome prosperity lie within the next few months of maturity. I can only envisage what will bloom, as I seek sustenance from the development of many hours lost in the void, but forever with a watchful gaze of a perennial anticipation of colour. The outcome always in the joy of holding what one can appreciate and love. Mr Thompson, School Gardener Programme.indd 8 04/11/2009 22:14:33
  9. 9. Dear Editor I have always seen the school magazine as a portal for communication between staff, parents and pupils and hereby intend to use it as thus. More often than not the summer flies by and I look forward to returning to my post as Fourth Form Mistress at Grangewood. However, this summer has been quite different. I return to a school in which much has changed. It is said to be progress, I, however, would strongly doubt that. It would seem, much to my chagrin, that Grangewood is now to welcome the idea of scholarship girls. I have always thought of myself as firm and fair, but the idea of elementary school girls entering the realms of Grangewood is much beyond my desires for the future of the school. I ask you how well has this scheme been thought through? What do we know of the morals and intellect of this class of girl? What levels of etiquette do they practice; can they even use a knife and fork properly? Do they appreciate the rules and conventions of polite behaviour in society? Quite frankly the school seems to be drifting towards entertaining the introduction of all kinds of riff raff. What next I ask you, will Mademoiselle be instructing the girls in the Can Can; will Miss Gibson be entertaining the ideas of introducing BOYS!? I for one am most unhappy with the direction Grangewood is going. Yours sincerely Miss Granville, Fourth Form Mistress Most of you will know me as Mr Scoblowski, a strict but generous and somewhat enigmatic music and geography teacher. However before I had to move to England I was a Count Scoblowski, from a proud and noble Russian family with a highly distinguished lineage. I was born in the once great city of Samara, close to where my family’s estate was based. I served as a Colonel in army of the Russian Empire during the war and received the Order of St Anna from the beloved Tsar Nicholas for bravely ordering my troops into a hail of German cannon fire. Back in those days Russia was the envy of the world, a land of peace and liberty, where the workers knew their place and the peasants did what they were told. I can tell you that the Bolshevik Russia you girls hear about now is not Russian at all but the result of a vile plot imposed upon the people by a band of usurping foreign bandits. While I long to go back to the real Russia that I lost I am happy to say that England is now my home. While it has its drawbacks, (the ballot box & trade unions to name a few) it remains, not least through its empire and its public school system, a beacon of civilised and conservative governance and society throughout the world. As girls of Grangewood it is your duty to remember the role of your country and your own responsibility to uphold it. Valentin Scoblowski Programme.indd 9 04/11/2009 22:14:33
  10. 10. Back row, L to R: Sybil Wilby, Alice Wilby, Clare Beaumont (Head Girl & Sports Capt Burlington (Vice-Captain Middle Row, L to R: Mr Thompson (School Gardener) Mlle Dormibien (French), Mr Scobl Miss Granville (English), Miss Joplin (Music). Miss Wilby-G Front Row, L to R: Winnie Irving, Trixie Martin, Daisy Meredith, D Grangewood 1927 Programme.indd 10 04/11/2009 22:14:34
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  12. 12. Backstage Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Gilbert Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Northey Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Dawson DSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith Gibbons Costumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Burt Gymslips & Boaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bath Theatrical Props . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Dawson, Jane Burt & Amy Parker Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete Wilmott Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Richmond Piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Widgery Make Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Parker Prompt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cynthia Jones Stage Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Members of Taunton Thespians Set Concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Gilbert Set Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Webber & Mark Dawson Supported by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Northey, Abi Vickery, Rene Kilner, Ron Roberts Front of House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Polly Bray Programme Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Gilbert Publicity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Kilner, Ron Roberts, Jane Edwards, Matt Webber The ActorsImogen Papworth Katherine Stone Harriet Brine Chloe Stepney Charlotte Briggs Rhian Pugh Stuart Lyddon Caroline Vaughan Charlie Dorr Alison Jenkinson Karen Kerslake Angela Widgery Rebecca Livermore Olivia Gentile Katherine Winter Abi Vickery Bethanie Winter Steph Grafton Programme.indd 12 04/11/2009 22:14:35
  13. 13. Daisy’s Absolutely Top Hole Treasure Hunting Tips (with thanks to Dick, Douglas, Daniel and Duncan) Tip 1 : Do it at night and preferably with a chum. At night you are less likely to be discovered and ultimately sneaked upon by some horrid beastly little rotter. If you have a chum they can keep a look out whilst you crack on with task in hand. Tip 2 : Obtain a map. Treasure is almost always either buried or hidden in an old school somewhere. Now, if it’s buried you’re in a spot of bother if you don’t have a map. If this is the case, your best option is to start tapping wall panels and testing floorboards to look for hidden passages (there is always at least one). Tip 3: Remain diplomatic. Once you have found your secret passage (it shouldn’t take long) you may find you have woken a mistress or prefect. They can prove to be a beastly nuisance as they will usually send you back to the dormy with an order mark. Say that you are most awfully sorry, you are treasure hunting, a most serious business, and that if you do not find it within the night then the future of the the School/ Country/England is in great jeopardy. Tip 4. Take provisions and instruments. The following are absolutely essential – pencil, paper, handkerchief, hairpin, black cloak. A hairpin can prove jolly useful in picking locks on tricky trap doors and treasure chests. A black cloak can be rather handy to disguise yourselves and to scare off anyone *who may sneak up from the rear. (*who may happen across your path.) Tip 5: Do the right thing. Once you have found the treasure, report it forthwith to the appropriate authority, so that it can be put to the best use for the benefit of all without further ado. All of the above should save you from getting yourselves into the most beastly funk/ dismal sell, and will ensure that you set a good treasure hunting example for all to follow. NB: should you be discovered, return to the dorm, re-group the following night and start again at Tip 1. Daisy Meredith, Upper Fourth, Grangewood School Your Editor is always delighted to hear from you, whenever you like to write. His address is “The Schoolgirls’ Own,” The Place, Wilfred Road, Taunton Programme.indd 13 04/11/2009 22:14:35
  14. 14. Express print ad Programme.indd 14 04/11/2009 22:14:35
  15. 15. Upper Sixth Hockey Grangewood 3, Cheltenham 2 Grangewood were back on winning form this week after a triumphant defeat against Cheltenham Ladies College. However, Cheltenham started with a confident start and were rewarded an early goal in the opening 5 minutes. Despite being 1-0 so quickly, Grangewood picked up their spirits and began to take control of the game. Deputy Captain, Alice Fitzpatrick levelled the score after a splendid tackle in midfield position and drove it through Cheltenham’s defence with an unstoppable shot. Grangewood didn’t relax there though; it wasn’t long before Diana Jenkins latched onto an excellent ball and scored another goal for Grangewood. Due to a poor reaction from Grangewood, Cheltenham managed to slip through the tight netted defence to equalise. In the last few minutes, Grangewood stole the game with a long shot from Alice Fitzpatrick to Claire Beaumont, who ran the length of the pitch, deceived the goalkeeper and managed to slip the ball pass the keeper to steal the game for Grangewood. Cheltenham didn’t give up and were jolly players throughout. Clare Beaumont, Head Girl and Sports Captain Upper Fourth Hockey Grangewood School for girls has done stiflingly well this term in our most important season of them all, our hockey season. Our teams have battled through some great competitors, and have beaten for the first time West Beuton (1-0), Richfield (3-1) and Longlake (3-2) teams. Members of the fifth form are truly proud to have Clare Beaumont and Alice Fitzpatrick representing them, being by far the strongest team in Grangewood. I am honoured and extremely pleased to announce the success of this team, as they have reached the final of the County Hockey Championships. I give my upmost happiness for them, and wish them the best of luck as I’m sure the rest of you do. It would be great to see everyone supporting the girls, and to come see Grangewood beat Vearnecombe once and for all! Belinda Mathieson, Captain of the Upper Fourth My Christmas Wish List A new pony, I’ve had my old one for over 2 months! My allowance at the Sweet Shop to go up by1. at least 3 pounds 4 new dresses, all from Harrods2. My own maid at Grangewood (to brush my3. hair and do a little of my prep for me) 6 framed pictures of me to put around my4. dressing table P.S. Daddy if I don’t get at least 4 of these things, I will tell Mummy about the money at the Casino Sybil Wilby, Fourth Form Sports Reports Programme.indd 15 04/11/2009 22:14:35
  16. 16. The School Song In days of yore the female sex Of learning they had none But now thanks to bold pioneers Education they have won. Proud girls and women teach and learn In many a famous hall But of them all there's none more dear Than that of Grangewood School. Long may ye flourish Grangewood School Glorious is thy name Honesta quam magna is our call As we strive to play the game. Denise Deegan, Old Girl Poetry Corner Meditations of Grangewood School for Girls, How glorious the sight of Grangewood school When we alight at the train station. How proud and grand it stands, so tall, As does its fine reputation. Good girls are we, from good families Who attend this Elizabethan mansion. Never should this change, or become ‘elementary’; Grangewood needs no expansion! For the sake of the school, of England, the Empire, We should maintain our excellent ‘branding’; As Grangewood scholars are, and ever shall be, Rich and morally upstanding! Sybil Burlington, Vice-Captain, Upper Fourth Play Up! There's a excited hush in Grangewood tonight Eleven as one, but a team to win A super pitch and a shining light, An hour to play, but we all must win! And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat. Or the selfish hope of a season's fame, But a captain's stance as she shouts aloud "Play up! and play the game!" Alice Fitzpatrick, Deputy Head Girl Forgotten Hero Pink petals wrapped in twisting vines Beauty lies confined Once noble age... worthless... crushed beneath their grime. Praise, bounteous providence that one rose stands unscathed roots embedded in solid rock above the great abyss. These petals are notes, beauty, class. These vines are ripe with dirt, Cheat As forgotten hero strives to remove elementary sneak Winnie Irving, Second Form Programme.indd 16 04/11/2009 22:14:36
  17. 17. www.wayfarers-pantomime.co.uk Another Christmas family pantomime treat! Showing on 14th - 23rd Jan 2010 7.30pm Produced & directed by Brian Epps Script by Long & Rawnsley Sponsored by Nigel K Ford of Creech St Michael Tickets £14 (£11 concs*) At the Brewhouse box office 01823 283244 www.thebrewhouse.net *available on selected performances only. Matinees Sat 16th at 2.30pm Sun 17th at 1.30pm Sun 17th at 5.30pm Thurs 21st at 2.30pm Sat 23rd at 2.30pm Programme.indd 17 04/11/2009 22:14:41
  18. 18. This production is entered for The Phoebe Rees Awards Founded by Phoebe Rees and run by the Somerset Fellowship of Drama, the competition is open to amateur drama societies and groups in Somerset. Plays are adjudicated by members of the Fellowship’s committee who also run an annual Original Playwriting Festival and the county’s first round of the All England Theatre Festival, and organise drama training. The Rose Bowl Awards Founded by the families of Walter Hawkins and John Coe, this is now funded through the Quartet Community Foundation, with individual awards sponsored by the Bristol Evening Post. Amateur operatic and dramatic productions throughout former Avon, Gloucester and Somerset are assessed by GODA qualified adjudicators. Coming Soon Taunton Thespians’ next main stage production will be an adaptation of Stella Gibbons’ wonderful comic novel Cold Comfort Farm, directed by Jane Burt. Auditions are being held at The Place in Wilfred Road on the 23rd & 24th of November at 7.30pm. The following week, there will be a read- through of our County Drama Festival entry, Seascape by Tony Rushton on the 30th of November and 1st of December, with auditions following on the 2nd and 3rd of December Programme.indd 18 04/11/2009 22:14:48
  19. 19. Julia Apperley Patricia Attrill Joanna Marie Bagwell Michael Barry David Beach Tony & Tessa Beaven Matthew Botten Penny Bradnum Polly Bray Charlotte Briggs Dona Bullion John & Carol Burbery Chloe Burt Jane Burt Jason Carter Thomas Cooney Hollie Cooper Ray & Nikki Court Jon Cozens Kim Crooks Barrie & Maureen Dale Mark & Nicola Dawson David Doig Moira Helen Douglas Anne Dowsey Jane Dyer Jane Edwards Kirsten Farrell Sylvia Fellgett Terry Finn Pamela Fleming Keith Gibbons Michael Gilbert David Goodall Maggy Goodall Kate Guest Ken & Anne Hague Bryan Hallett Jennifer Hancock Lynn Henden Kate Hinckley Jean Hole John Howe Jill Hughes Rose Humphreys Alison Sarah Jenkinson Martin Jevon Linda Jevon Cynthia Jones Karen Kerslake Rene Kilner Richard King Tony Leach Michael Leach Jonathan Leach Jane Leakey Sam Lindley Michael Linham Clive Linthorne Stuart Lyddon Adrian Lynch Josephine Mann Alexandra Marshall Hilary Marshall Verity Martindill John & Audrey Meikle Andrew (Dusty) Miller Louise Mitchell Beryl Morris David Northey Jane Palmer Marcus Palmer Amy Parker Martin Peters Samuel Powell Rhian Pugh Dinah Rawle Joy Reason Graham Reeks Ron & Jacqueline Roberts Zoe Ryan Vivienne Sharland Sue Shaxon Robert Smith Richard Stenner Martin Stepney Freda Storey Nigel Stuart-Thorn Susan Swan Vera Sweeting Stuart Symonds Pauline Tilley Susanna Tookey Anthony Venn Abigail Vickery Thelma Wander Margaret Way Matt Webber Angela Widgery Helen Witcomb Taunton Thespians President - John Meikle Vice Presidents - Margaret Way, Thelma Wander, Ron Roberts Programme.indd 19 04/11/2009 22:14:48
  20. 20. If you are thinking of buying or selling in the area, contact us first Estate agents - valuers - auctioneers Residential, Commercial & Development Surveyors Letting Agents & Property Management Winchester House, Corporation Street, Taunton TA1 4AJ 01823 332121 www.wilkie.co.uk www.rightmove.co.uk Programme.indd 20 04/11/2009 22:14:48

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