Dickensian Music Hall

Grassington Players will be putting on our annual Dickensian show, which will be a traditional Music Hall. It will be an evening full of songs, comedy and melodrama. Singing along is encouraged but not essential.

We also have the pleasure of using a new venue for one of our shows, for our second performance we will be at the Gamekeepers Inn, in Threshfield in their function room.

It is usually a fast-selling, popular event so get your tickets now!

 

Mr Bennet’s Bride

Author Emma Wood on the set of the original production
Our next production will be “Mr Bennet’s Bride” by Emma Wood. This production will be co-directed by Paula Vickers and Zarina Belk at Grassington Town Hall on 19th, 20th and 21st October.

As it is the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death, we thought this would be an appropriate comedy drama. Everyone knows the characters of 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Mr Bennet's Bride' takes a closer look at two greatly loved characters, Mr and Mrs Bennet, examining a time earlier in their lives, twenty five years before the novel is set (play setting 1780s). It presents an account of how this ill matched couple met, and why they decided to marry - a decision at least one of them would repent for many years afterwards!

A lovely comedy drama, with regency set and costumes, with characters all will enjoy, tickets will be on sale at Grassington Hub from mid September.

Taking a Break from the Norm!

In a break with tradition we are opting out of a spring production this year and are instead holding a series of workshops.

                                   

Duncan Lewis, who has very kindly offered to run these workshops is a former professional theatre Stage Manager and Director.  In the last 10 years Duncan has worked extensively throughout the UK and abroad and has worked in the West End. He ran London's leading lunchtime theatre company, has had various stints in repertory theatre and was right-hand man to Sir Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough for three years. A fantastic opportunity for performers of all abilities to meet and learn, you do not have to have any previous acting experience. Just come along and join us for an evening of fun and entertainment.