It's been a while since the last blog I'm afraid. Have made a note to myself to try to keep them more regular!
The Lady in the Van seems like a distant memory now. Four sold out nights at the Village Hall with a near capacity audience at Hertford Theatre meant that around 700 people had the pleasure of watching our production. Audience reaction was very favourable at both venues and we had great reviews on the Your Harlow website and the Village Magazine, but for the first time, we came away from Hertford with no silverware which was pretty difficult to take given all the hard work that we put in. However we have to take it on the chin, accept the decision and move on. Huge thanks to Chrissie, her production team and the cast for putting on a show that will live long in the memory.
On 19 June the Players with be going to the Hatfield Heath Festival. We hope we can use this to publicise the group and maybe attract a few new members. Plans are currently in development, but the idea is that we'll have the van on show and hopefully a few of the cast to meet the public. Another thought is that we could run a Treasure Hunt to encourage visitors to explore the Heath and Festival site. As ever any help would be welcome.
Steve Foster is planning to organise a rehearsed reading of Malcolm McKay's Forgotten Voices to tie in with the Village History Society's Exhibition about the First World War. The performance will be for one night only and will be in the Institute on 8 July. We are still in discussions about ticket prices etc.
No plans for future productions in the autumn or next spring as yet but as soon as we have anything concrete we'll let you know.
Images from the Heath Production of The Lady in the Van at the Village Hall.