TO THE GAMLINGAY PLAYERS
We are a friendly amateur dramatic group, which was delighted to announce its 50th anniversary in 2015! Since our very first play, ‘The Happiest Days of Our Lives’ many adults and children have performed in nearly 200 productions, which have been enjoyed by our audiences over the years.
We all share a common interest – the love of theatre – an interest that we enjoy sharing with you
Come and be part of the show!
The Big Picnic
Gamlingay Players’ next production is the Big Picnic! Which is a series of short one act plays hosted to raise money for charity, outside in the beautiful Summer air on an open stage. The last two years of this have been very successful and it is a wonderful show to serve as an introduction to the Players. The Big Picnic will be performed on the green at the Gamlingay EcoHub, on Saturday 23rd June 2018 at 4pm.
There will be a read-through for anyone interested in taking part in the play, either on stage or back stage, on Tuesday 24th April at 8pm at the Gamlingay EcoHub. Or if you have any play suggestions that you would like to see from us, feel free to come along with a script and have a chat. Or you are welcome to email us with your requests at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm from the beginning of May until the performances.
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions for us about auditions or joining the Players in another capacity then please feel free to get in contact, we’d love to hear from you.
Who are we?
Gamlingay Players is a friendly amateur dramatic group on the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border. Whilst most of our members live in the village of Gamlingay, we also attract many others from outside the area. Throughout the past fifty years, our common interest has remained the same – the love of theatre – an interest that we enjoy sharing with you.
‘Gamlingay Players’ was founded by a small enthusiastic group of people in 1965 when they performed their very first production ‘The Happiest Days of Our Lives’ at Gamlingay Village College. The group continued to rehearse and perform at the school until they moved to the newly built Community Centre in Stocks Lane. When the Community Centre was closed for refurbishment, we performed in our Parish church, village halls and the village schools – all showing how adaptable we can be! We now meet and perform in the newly refurbished Gamlingay Eco Hub.
Since our first performance fifty years ago, many adults and children have performed in nearly 200 productions which have been enjoyed by our audiences over the years.
Many of our ex-members have gone on to study various aspects of Drama at college and university and have forged careers in the professional theatre. We are proud to have played a small part in their success.
We have a thriving Youth group who enjoy participating in pantomimes with the adults and in their own productions, often as part of an evening of One-act plays. This shows that these younger members are a valued and fully integrated part of the society.
We are nearly at the end of celebrating our 50th anniversary and are looking forward to many more years of performing. New members are always welcome to join the group and can be involved in many ways perform on stage, help backstage, build scenery, work on stage lighting or sound, make costumes, make props or make tea!