House of Dracula
The youth group extravaganza coming at you on the 14th of November 2015 will be House of Dracula written by Martin Downing and directed by Naomi Wolf and Amy Barclay.
This is an exciting production for the Youth Group, not only are the two groups coming back together to put on this show, but it also debuts Amy Barclay’s fantastic writing capabilities with complimentary scenes along with a more adventurous set.
Tickets can be booked directly through Naomi:
Stars in their eyes needs you!
It’s back! Tonight Gavin, I’m going to be…
Stars in their eyes is coming back to Eynsford for one night only on the 5th of December. More information about the night will be coming soon but here’s how you can help.
We are looking for talented singers that look and sound like a famous singer, past or present? Could you dedicate some time to sounding and looking like a star for a memorable and entertaining one night only performance?
These evenings are always well supported by the local community and are amazing fun to be a part of. If you are interested in performing let me know as soon as possible. We are advertising this to the village, for acts, in the next couple of week, so get in quick before all the slots go!
If you are interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org with what act you want to be.
Youth Group End of Year Awards
After a magnificent year which saw the Youth Group put on fantastic shows such as ‘The Butler Did It’ and ‘Murder at Haynes Manor’ along with learning stage combat and a host of other activities under the tutelage of Naomi and Amy. It is now time to award our most promising superstars!
The night started with some (of my) favourites such as games and party food before getting ‘down to business’ with the presentation of awards. A hush of anticipation gripped the hall… who am I kidding! The hall managed to quieten down so that Naomi could present each member with their certificate of excellence for outstanding contributions throughout the year and move on to the prestigious ceremony of coveted awards…
Our congratulations go to *drumroll if you please*:
Most Improved – Chloe!
Most Commitment Shown – Harry!
Best Newcomer – Nell!
Best Comedy Moment – Finn!
Youth Riversider of the Year – Charlotte!
A fabulous year – don’t miss out on seeing these amazing members perform their next extravaganza, House of Dracula this coming November…
JOIN THE 100 CLUB TODAY!
Please consider signing up to join the 100 club for the next year, it is a great way to win money and generate income for Riverside Players.
Each person buys a numbered ball (or balls) that go into the whirly whirly machine thingy and 1st, 2nd and 3rd places are drawn monthly. Half the money goes in prizes and half goes to Riverside Players funds (that’s for you!).
Ten months of the year we have a draw for £50, £25 and £15.
Twice a year (AGM and Christmas Social) the big prizes are £150, £50 and £25.
All you have to do is to commit to twelve months. Set up a standing order from your bank to: “Riverside Players” Sort Code 20-25-42 Ac. No. 10752134 for £4 per month per number.
Let Graham Steel (Treasurer) have your details for Sort Code and Account Number so he can set up payment details and sit back and watch the money roll into your bank account (hopefully)… be lucky.
Winners names are published in the newsletters and on the website (Information/100 club).
What is Wyrd Sisters’ all about?
Don’t know much about Terry Pratchett®, Discworld® or Wyrd Sisters?
Then let us give you a glimpse!
What is Discworld®?
The Discworld® is portrayed in a series of comic fantasy books set on the fictional Discworld®. It is a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, the Great A’Tuin. The books frequently parody or take inspiration from J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft and William Shakespeare as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales. These are often used for satirical parallels with current cultural, political and scientific issues. The series has proven wildly popular with more than 80 million books sold in 37 languages.
You will like this play if you like….
Stardust (the movie), Blackadder, The Lion King, The Princess Bride, Yonderland, Harry Potter amongst many others of this ilk.
Is it suitable for Children?
Whilst not expressly written for children, this particular production is strongly influenced by an animated adaption by Cosgrove Hall, famous for the Danger Mouse and Count Duckula series. Anyone with a big imagination will adore it.
I don’t like Shakespeare; will I like this?
Each novel usually has a strong theme in its story, this one being Shakespeare and the theatre in general. It is not written using iambic pentametre, but if you are familiar with Shakespeare’s work, there are a lot of amusing references.
What other Riverside Players productions is it like?
Discworld® plays are some of the most performed by amateur groups in the UK. It is a first for the Riverside Players, but all plays are different; even when the script is the same. This is not a pantomime but it does have a lot of colour and bright characters. It has comedy elements similar to ‘Allo ‘Allo and Dad’s Army. It has a grand scale similar to A Tale of Two Cities.
Great I want to know more!
A little thing to give you an insight into the show: