Our Current Panto

Our New Pantomime for 2012/13 is

Beauty and The Beast by Ben Crocker

Sue Harrison will be directing again with help from our Broadway and West End director Dion McHugh. Dee Rooney is once again at the keyboard as music director. It’s a winning team and one that hopes to win a prize in the Panto competition again this year!!

Ben Crocker writes superb modern pantos with all the traditional elements and his shows have been a great success at the Chipping Norton Theatre, among others.

We still need backstage helpers and help with the admin side of things. Contact Sue at

sue@hollyhockcottage.co.uk

It’s not too late to join our splendid team and be part of something rather special.

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The Best Pantomime in Oxfordshire – It’s Official!

Yes it’s true. We won first prize in the Oxfordshire Drama Network Pantomime Competition for our  “Treasure Island, The Panto”  in February 2012

We were invited to attend the ODN AGM this April and perform “Shiver My Timbers” and were delighted to learn we had won first prize. Much champagne was quaffed in the Red Lion after the event and the shield was engraved by Adrian Shepherd and now resides on a shelf at the pub. We also have a fine certificate to hang in the village hall.

Well done everyone!

Dion wants to make it three wins in a row…

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Music Director

Dee Rooney has joined our merry band as pianist and music director.

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The New Crew

Here is the crew for 2011/12 (in no particular order)

Director – Sue Harrison
Producers – Sharon/ Andy Brunner-Ellis
Assistant Director – Dion McHugh
Sets/Scenery – John Downes and Jenny Metcalf.
Make up – Mary Ann Florey
Props – Paul Fowler
Sound  – Neil Bird
Lighting – Simon Harrison
Treasurer – John Downes
Box office /publicity – Kim Fowler
Poster competition – Lisa Ellet
Front of House – Lisa and her crew
Wardrobe – Liz Downes with Lisa, Andy and Sue
Programme – Naomi Owen

We still need a pianist/musical director so if anyone knows an arm that could get twisted let me know.

Apologies if I have missed any names. I am sure more people will want to be involved than attended the meeting and there are a lot of crew who turn up announced and just work their socks off, especially when it comes to painting the flats and erecting the stage.

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The Pirate Panto

Ahoy there me hearties!

I have finished the first draft of The Pirate Panto and we had our first read through last night with Simon.  Well it made us laugh.

It’s a large cast. Seventeen all told, with nine main characters and several nice parts for those who don’t want too many lines. The chorus is as large as we can fit on the stage so if you just want to stand on stage in a fancy costume and sing in the back we shall be very glad to see you when auditions are announced.

Our first production meeting is tonight 31st August at 8.00 pm at Hollyhock Cottage. Come along if you want to get involved in any way behind the scenes.

Sue

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DVD Viewing Evening

We are holding a viewing evening for the DVD of our latest pantomime “Panto at The Ok Corral” on Friday the 11th March from 7.30.pm at Northmoor village hall.

Bring your own snacks and pay £1 on the door or treat yourselves to our chilli and rice supper served as you view; £10 a head plus a free glass of wine. Children welcome. Bring a friend or two. It should be a fantastic evening. The DVD by Seeing Eye productions is TV standard and the continuity bloopers are a comedy treat in themselves.

There will be a prize for the most bloopers spotted.

Sue will have the DVDs for sale during the interval. These are £10 per disc. If you have ordered a copy this is the perfect time to collect it.

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Our Latest Dame

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Phil Birkett as Dame Winnie Pegg

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Welcome

Northmoor Players is a drama group run by and for people living in and around the village of Northmoor in West Oxfordshire.

We do not have a committee or hold regular meetings outside of the show rehearsal period. We have a treasurer and a few regular crew who spring into action whenever someone has a good idea for putting on entertainment in the village. So it’s minimal boredom and maximum fun.

We are famed for our wonderful pantomimes, which are performed in early February in our small but well appointed village hall. In 2012 we won first prize in the Oxford Drama Network Pantomime Competition. No mean feat for such a small village.

A lot of work and fun goes into putting on a show and we always need new members to keep things fresh and thriving.

 Above are links to pages about our past triumphs, a photo gallery, our contact details and news of current shows and rehearsals.

So look around and contact us if you feel you would like to join us. People always seem to want to come back for more once they have been bitten by the “Northmoor Luvvie” bug.

Sue Harrison

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