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.
We were greatly saddened by the news that Mike passed away on Thursday 15th March – his birthday.
Mike was a long standing member of the CP’s. His first appearance was in 1985 in Pink String and Sealing Wax as Dr O’Shea; this was to be the start of him acting with the Compton Players. He was involved as an actor, director, or with lights/sound in over 30 productions.
From about 2010 onward Mike pursued a professional career, and he also acted with the Sinodun players. He took part in many Murder Mysteries too for Helen’s group Charaderie.
Our sincere condolences to Dot and family
Rest in Peace Mike.