After a few months of planning and rehearsing, Copthorne Players are taking to the stage once more. They return to their dramatic best with Gaslight, the famous thriller. A super strong cast includes stalwarts Steph King, John Barnett, Anne Strickley and Ellie Skipper, plus exciting newcomer, Marcus Kirby.
Director Jeremy Tafler says that this classic play has all the ingredients for a great night out. It’s a psychological drama set in foggy Victorian London. What is wrong with beautiful Bella Manningham? Why does she keep hiding things? Is she going mad like her long dead mother? Is her husband Jack trying to cope as patiently as he can or is something more sinister going on? And who is the strange Sergeant Rough? Is he really a detective? Or is he merely a figment of Bella’s deranged imagination?
As the nights draw in, glass in hand, come and enjoy the show! Gaslight is on at the Village Hall from Thursday 27th October to Saturday 29th at 7:45. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from our box office on 01342 713139 or from www. ticketsource.co.uk. But it’s not just the play we have in store. We are delighted to announce that we will be performing, the panto, Cinderella in January.
We are looking for principals and chorus along with help behind the scenes with everything from costumes to scenery painting. If you are interested in getting involved either on stage or off, please contact the director, Nicki Barnett, on 01293 782806, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or check the website www.copthorneplayers.co.uk for further details.
Also, watch out for more information about the Old Time Music Hall which is planned for the Spring. The Players have been in the village for around 40 years and are delighted to still be going strong, producing successful and well attended shows. We would like to thank the residents of Copthorne for their continued support and we look forward to welcoming you to our future productions both in the audience and on stage! New members are very welcome to join us.
Nicki Barnett – Chairperson, Copthorne Players
That’s all folks!