28/01/2019: we’ve been nominated for a NODA South East Region Award! It’s in the Best New Show category for our production of The Promise and Murdering at the Vicarage last year. The results will be announced at the NODA South East Celebration of 2018 event at the Electric Theatre, Guildford, on Sunday 24th March.
The Ladykillers will be our Spring production in April – the director has now cast it and rehearsals start in January.
The Promise and Murdering at the Vicarage have finished their November run (details and reviews here). Innovations for this production were more LED lights (to get the blue wash for the ghost) and The Amazing Missing Marbles in the form a standard lamp, lovingly created by Dave Hawkins.
We’re now into rehearsals for the second play by H Connolly for our autumn production, Murdering at the Vicarage. This play was originally written in 1991 as our entry in the Wallingford Drama Festival (where it won the Punters’ Prize for best play) and it’s about an amateur dramatics group called Compton Players rehearsing their production of Murdering at the Vicarage for the Wallingford Drama Festival!
What a brilliant performance on 5th June of H’s new play The Promise at Abingdon Drama Festival – congratulations everyone! It was followed by excellent, constructive comments from the adjudicator who clearly agreed that it was a strong, powerful, moving (and funny!) performance.
Compton Players performed The Promise again at Wallingford Drama Festival on Thursday 14th June and again received very positive comments from the adjudicator.