Welcome to Winslow Players
Written by yet another of our talented members, full of traditional pantomime conventions: principal boy @arthurpendragon, panto dame @imarthursmummy, goodies vs baddies, double entendre, slapstick and, of course, audience participation!
It's not a traditional fairy tale but based on the well told story of King Arthur and his Knights including the three Ms: Merlin, Mordred and Morgana : The tale of King Arthur is a combination of myths and yarns from through the ages by different authors each expanding on the other.
~ A story of such stuff that legends are made on! ~
For those of you interested follow some links here:
; informally panto
) is a type of musical comedy
stage production designed for family entertainment. It was developed in England and is still performed throughout the United Kingdom and (to a lesser extent) in other English-speaking countries, especially during the Christmas and New Year season. Modern pantomime includes songs, gags, slapstick comedy and dancing. It employs gender-crossing actors and combines topical humour with a story more or less based on a well-known fairy tale, fable or folk tale. It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers.
2018-2019 Season starts with a bang (or more)
Our 51st season has started with a 'bang' with three magnificent performances of 'A Tomb with a view' by Norman Robbins
at the beginning of October. We had some great audiences and a few great comments too: 'A 'bloody' good one'
'Absolutely fantastic' 'Lots of laughter'
'cracking murder mystery - quite a few laughs for good measure'
but we are now turning from deft deception and malicious murder to lots more laughter as we prepare for rehearsals of King Arthur: it's Panto Knight
From legends to laughter:
Looking forward to hammering the humour with a medley of merriment which, we are sure, will tickle your taste-buds starting with a cracking murder mystery ...
From laughter to legends:
We have had a fantastic 50th Anniversary Season sharing our love of performing with appreciative audiences as we performed Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters, Fran's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: a panto and Peter Skellern's enchanting Trolls.
Calling all chaps ...
Message for men ...
Great gig for guys ...
We don't mean to be sexist
but this is a message to all male visitors to this site:
Ever thought about acting?
Able to spare a few evenings a week?
New to the area and keen to meet like-minded people?
The Winslow Players is always looking for new members (especially of the male kind) so if you think you or someone you know would be interested in joining us, please use the Contact Us page which will connect you with our Chair or the Director for more information.
Following our AGM in June it has been decided that, regrettably for some, our ticket prices will rise by £1 to £7 for Thursday evening and Saturday matinee (when there is one) performances and £9 for Friday and Saturday evening performances. We offer no concessions, however, our prices have not risen for over five years and we feel this is still excellent value for money. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to greeting you all over the coming season. For further information on our up-coming productions click here