Performed 23rd June 2018
Performed 23 June 2018
This Production was organised and directed by Kris and Christine Andersen to raise funds for the Village Hall Trust
The list of sketches performed is detailed below and also we have pictures from some rehearsals
All raffle prizes were kindly donated and £178.00 was raised from the raffle alone.
The food was organised and cooked by Linda Shepherd and her band of helpers who not only cooked the food but washed up all the dishes afterwards, and there was lots of dishes to wash.
The magnificent sum of £920 was handed to the Village Hall Trust.
For without the hall our club would have no place to perform
List of Performances
From The Night
Linking Script Read By Kris Andersen.
Good evening everyone and welcome to this evening’s entertainment. I hope you’re all sitting as comfortably as possible and you’ve bought plenty of tickets for our special raffle. Remember, all profits are being given to the Village Hall Trust.
Firstly, the housekeeping details. If we have an emergency and everyone has to leave, you’ll be directed either through the foyer and turn left, or through the door at the back of the hall. If you have an emergency, the toilets are through the foyer and turn right.
Please ensure all mobile phones are turned off.
There will be an interval part way through the evening when food will be brought to your tables. When you’ve finished with your plates, please stack them at the end of the table for collection.
That I think is enough boring stuff for now so sit back and enjoy the evening.
Our theme is holidays and travel. If you are planning on going out anywhere, what do you think of first? The weather of course!
SONG OF THE WEATHER Michael Pritchard and Colin Dickinson
Having decided to chance it, where might you go? If you’re lucky enough to live in the country, you might like to go for a healthy walk – in the woods perhaps?
TEDDY BEAR’S AGM Rob Allcock and Jean Buckley
On the other hand, if the weather doesn’t relent, you might like to listen to some music to remind you of places you have been or might like to go.
HARP SOLO MUSIC Judith Andersen
This might inspire you to go to a concert, but be careful, you might encounter other holidaymakers on the way.
PIDDLING PETE Mike Smith
In London of course there is a vast network of public transport to whisk you safely to your chosen destination.
TRANSPORT OF DELIGHT Michael Pritchard and Colin
Your fancy might be taken by a travelling circus. Once upon a time this was the most likely way ordinary people could see a range of exotic animals, usually including elephants. But have you stopped to think how they moved from place to place?
LITTLE AGGIE Anne Lawrence
If you do go abroad these days, you will almost always fly and be subjected to that safety announcement which has never changed as long as you can remember – or has it?
(soothing music fading on announcement double bong)
LOOK AWAY NOW Hazel Osmond, Mike Smith, Carole Craig-Gilby, and Susan Cook
If you’re going to fly away and be sure of the sun you might try to find lingering traces of the British Empire on which the sun never set
MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN Ken Pearce
Or you might go to South America in search of the seductive tango
NINA FROM ARGENTINA Colin Dickinson
In the days before the Great War – of which you will hear more in a while – there was great competition to cross the Atlantic by luxury liner. Who could be the fastest? And then came the Titanic. There have been many accounts, stories and films about this disaster but, strangely, all from the same perspective. There was another.
ANY NEWS OF THE ICEBERG Susan Cook and Sandy Gardner
(audience join in last chorus)
If the Titanic had completed her maiden voyage, she would have arrived in New York. We shall now be treated to some songs by Stocksfield Junior Drama Club to give us a flavour of this great city and lead us into the interval
SONGS FROM STOCKSFIELD JUNIOR DRAMA CLUB
INTERVAL Food Linda Shepherd
DRAW RAFFLE Carole & Colin Craig-Gilby
OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR TRAILER Carole Smith link to page
I hope you all enjoyed your interval refreshments. I want to say a special thank you to Linda and her team. When I asked whether she would cater for our little event I suggested we were unlikely to be more than eighty. They have risen to the challenge admirably and, as this evening is for the benefit of the Village Hall Trust, she kindly offered only to charge for the cost of the food.
Now back to our theme of travel and holidays. In the days before travel agents and the internet if you wanted to have, say, a healthy walking holiday in the Tyrol you had to make your own arrangements, involving correspondence with hotel owners who often had only a limited command of English although they were very keen on persuading us to go.
LETTERS FROM THE TYROL Rob Allcock and Moyra Gardiner
History is full of accounts of epic journeys that have been made, often by necessity. One known to all surely is the voyage of Noah. So far, we have only had one contemporaneous account of this but I can now reveal to you that archaeologists have recently discovered writings that are believed to contain the diary of Noah’s wife.
NOAH Carole Craig-Gilby, Sandy Gardner and Helen Mason
Partings can bring sorrow. One of the greatest upheavals in our history involving many partings, too many of them permanent, was the First World War. As Carole has already told you, the Drama Club is marking this with a performance of Oh What a Lovely War in November. Do come along to the meeting on 28th June to find out more.
Many died in the Great War, far too many, but one stands out. He was the youngest to fall, an Irish boy aged 14 called John Condon. This is his story
JOHN CONDON Mike Routledge and Judith Andersen
Now to complete our evening – a short play. Bobby and Shelley are a couple on holiday in Torremolinos but what are they doing while they are there?
THE HOLIDAY Frances Hewitt and Kris Andersen
Now all that remains for me to do is to thanks most sincerely everyone who has given so freely of their time and talents to put this evening together, Linda and her team for the excellent food and you all for coming to support us and, through us, the Village Hall Trust.
Our original stage set-up as designed and organised by Matt Osmond.
Lighting and Sound,
Rob Allcock, and Michael Pritchard
This set was constructed on the Friday night by our club volunteers and then dismantled and put back into storage after the show on Saturday Night.