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November 2019
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Run for your wife
The story of London cab driver John Smith, with two wives, two lives and a very precise schedule for juggling them both 

A Man For All Seasons 2008

A Christmas Carol 2010

How The Other Half Loves 2006

The Happiest Days of Your Life

22, 23, 24 November 2018

 

Our Autumn 2018 show will be the classic farce “The Happiest Days Of Your Life”, to be directed by Paul Gort.  This is a very funny farce, about a girls school being evacuated to a boys school in 1948. 

Comedy Tonight

12, 13, 14 April 2018

 

Our most recent production was a musical revue, entitled Comedy Tonight. Audiences loved it, thoroughly enjoyed the show judging by the comments I heard as they went out. Email comments included: 

“We are still laughing. Thank you for a wonderful evening. You have some excellent voices amongst your members and they had worked so hard at the dancing. The sketches were fantastic! How observant you are of us mere mortals and what a great sense of humour to be able to make us laugh at ourselves. Superb!”

 

“What a super production, it was slick, 😂 and clever.”

 

“Thanks to all the performers for participating and making such a fun show.”

Autumn 2018 production
Agnes of God, November 23, 24, 25 2017

Our most recent production was Agnes of God, by American playwright John Pielmeier. Woolpit Drama Club was given special permission to bring this powerful and electrifying drama to audiences in Suffolk, in advance of new Broadway and West End productions next year.

 

The play won two Tony awards when it was first produced on Broadway in 1979.

 

This challenging play about a novice nun, Sister Agnes, who gives birth but insists that the child was the result of a virgin conception, was brought to life with superb performances by three actresses, Paquita Savill (Agnes), Caroline Brooks (the court-appointed psychiatrist Dr Martha Livingstone) and Val Mayhew (Mother Superior, Mother Miriam Ruth)

Staying the Course, March 16, 17, 18 2017: 

Our spring production, “Staying the Course”, was a great success. This was a world premiere for this innocently saucy comedy about marriage by local playwright and club member Richard Stainer, who also directed the play.  Gallery of rehearsal photos below.

The Shakespeare Revue

The Shakespeare Revue was a great success. The four performers, Paul Gort, Paquita Savill, Rachel Sumerling and Gareth Hatton and Musical Director Christopher Moore delighted their audiences with sparkling comic performances!

 

One person commented: "When you have a happy team it pays off - and it did last night - brilliantly!" Another said: "Congratulations to all the actors, they were very good, spot on timing. Must have taken many hours of rehearsals."

 

Michelle Lavender perfected the movement and dance which added a gloss to the slick performance. And, of course, director David Cordon deserves a pat on the back for bringing it all together. Another Woolpit triumph!

Aladdin - pantomime 2015

The pantomime has now been “put to bed” scenery put back in store, props in the props cupboard and costumes returned. One audience member said: 

[Aladdin] was great and we really enjoyed it; a first class performance from very professional amateurs … a big thank you for the brilliant entertainment.

Club ‘Outreach’

 

Six members of Woolpit Drama Club performed a one-act play for members of the Visually Impaired Group at Pakenham Village Hall on Thursday 9 January 2014. Full story – click here

Email message from Mark Seaman, author of Leaving Tommy

 

Sent: 10 November 2013

Dear Woolpit Drama Club, I have recently noticed that your performance of my one act play, “Leaving Tommy” was well received, and that two of your actors were nominated for awards. May I pass on my thanks for choosing this particular play and my personal congratulations to both Scott Walker & Gareth Hatton.

Kind regards & all best wishes for your future productions. Mark Seaman

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