A healthy percentage of our current membership arrived on cue (for the most part) for the society’s AGM on 17th July. The committee, players and crew members were rewarded with an excellent evening buffet at The Old Hall in neighbouring Threshfield. President Joan Whitaker was encouraged by the support shown by members while Chairman Mary Wilkinson reviewed the success of the previous year and looked to the future with Treasurer Zarina Belk reporting a healthy picture. The existing committee were re-elected unanimously en-masse and their hard work was commended by all. Rehearsals are starting now for the autumn production, scheduled for October 19th-21st. Mr Bennet’s Bride by Emma Wood is a new play which is a prequel to Pride and Prejudice, chosen as this is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. With a strong cast directed by Paula Vickers and Zarina Belk, the production promises to be a great excuse to show off the skills of the Players costume and make-up team. We continue to appeal for new members, especially in the ‘middle’ age range 20-40 to appear on stage, and for new Directors. Anyone interested in joining the company should contact Mary Wilkinson on 01756 752740 or call informally to rehearsals to meet some of the company on Mondays or Thursdays at 7.30pm at The Devonshire Institute (Town Hall) in Grassington.