1) The Red Carpet Dinner; a great evening is reflected in some very good pictures taken by Stephanie, To view them and order your copies go to our website
(www.manorplayers.org) and click on Gallery
2)Sadly we were too optimistic on potential casting , so have replaced "SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY" with a touching, gentle play:-
"84 CHARING CROSS ROAD"
Adapted by James Roose Evans from the book by Helene Hanff and directed by David Hight
The play is set in a London bookshop, which still exists, and the New York apartment of Helen Hanff, an American writer, and tells the true story of the correspondence that developed between her and
Frank Doel ,the bookshop manager. It begins in 1949 ,whilst Britain was still experiencing rationing and continues over 20 years.
Helen Hanff- middle aged spinster author
Frank Doel - Middle aged shop manager
Mr. Martin - elderly, (dies at end of Act One, without speaking!!)
Megan Wells - Frank's secretary .
Bill Humphries - the cataloguer .
Cecily Farr - young mother of two.
Maxine Stuart - elegant actress friend of Helen's.
Joan Todd - one speech at end play.
The Casting Meeting/Reading will be held on Thursday 12 th December
Because of this delay we will not be meeting this coming week or the following Tuesday. So next MP evening is on Thursday 12th December
3) I hope to have copies of the DVD of "it runs in the family" shortly and will be arranging its world premiere at the Riverside shortly.
4) If you haven't ordered your copy of the DVD (priced £10) let me know as soon as possible
1948 The Whole Town Talking 1950 High Spirits - Flare Path 1951 Easy Money - Quiet Weekend 1952 Murder Out of Tune -The Camel’s Back 1953 Painted Sparrows 1954 The New Tenant - The Young in Heart 1955 Here We Come Gatherin' - Holly and the Ivy 1956 Happy Prisoner - Blue Goose 1957 After My Fashion - As Long as They're Happy - Love in a Mist 1958 Paper Chain - The Gioconda Smile 1959 Two of Everything - Tabitha - Down Came a Blackbird 1960 Never Too Late - Saloon Bar - Murder at the Vicarage 1961 My Three Angels 1962 Among Those Present - Book of the Month 1963 The Last Word - The Grass is Greener 1964 Fools Paradise - Murder Mistaken - Dear Charles 1965 The Amorous Prawn - Fish Out of Water - Count Your Blessings 1966 Tell Tale Murder - the More the Merrier - Candied Peel 1967 Mad About Men - Breath of Spring - A Letter from the General 1968 White Sheep of the Family-The Chalk Garden - Bride & the Bachelor 1969 The Shop at Sly Corner - Mrs Willie - Good Night Mrs Puffin 1970 Bonaventure - Happy Marriage - Waltz of the Toreadors - Reluctant Debutante 1971 Something to Hide - Rape of the Belt - Whole Truth - Happiest Days of your Life 1972 Angels in Love 1973 Cinderella - Present Laughter - Flowering Cherry 1974 Blithe Spirit - Who Killed Santa Claus - After Magritte 1975 Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs-Suddenly at Home-The Browning Version 1976 Who is Sylvia - Out of the Crocodile - Papertown Paperchase 1977 Silver Jubilee: Theatre 1952 -1977 1978 Move Over Mrs Markham 1979 The Snow Queen - Book of the Month - Habeus Corpus 1980 Thameside Revue - In Praise of Love 1981 Ali Baba - After Magritte - The Monkey's Paw-The Orchestra-Darling I'm Home 1982 Night Must Fall 1983 Babes in the Wood - As Long as They're Happy - Separate Tables 1984 Fish Out of Water - Secretary Bird - Billy Liar 1985 Humpty Dumpty - Outside Edge - Caught Napping 1986 Manor Players Entertain - The Browning Version / Harlequinade 1987 Ring Round the Moon - Pack of Lies 1988 Lloyd George Knew My Father - Confusions 1989 Dick Whittington - Brief Encounter - The Chalk Garden 1990 Irregular Verb to Love - Farndale Townswomen's Guild - Island of the Winds 1991 California Suite - Daybreak / Ghost Train 1992 A Month in the Country - Voyage Round My Father 1993 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Blythe Spirit - Gaslight 1994 Getting On - Black Comedy 1995 Frankenstein the Panto - Looking Back - Amadeus 1996 Not Now Darling - The Gioconda Smile 1997 Sinbad the Sailor - Summer Miscellanea - A Man for all Seasons 1998 Steel Magnolias - Two - The Bear 1999 Pinocchio - The Crucible - Two of Everything 2000 An Evening With Gary Lineker - Steaming 2001 The Pied Piper - Something's Afoot! - Visiting Hour 2002 An Evening of Manifold Pleasures with Manor Players 2003 Paper Town Paper chase - Out of Focus - Kindly Leave the Stage 2004 Scatterbrained Scarecrow of Oz - Summer Feast of Fun & Frolics- Last Tango in Lower Sunbury 2005 Goldilocks & The Three Bears - The Women - Love Tears & Laughter - Separate Tables 2006 The Slipper and the Rose—No Time for Fig Leaves 2007 Dick Whittington & his Cat - Double Bill: 100 & Waiting Room Festival Entries - Confusions 2008 Radio Riverside - Black Comedy & Semblance of Madness Double Bill - The Legacy Festival Entry 2009 Jack and The Beanstalk pantomime - Dangerous Obsession - Strawberries in January - Some Enchanted Evening 2010 Anybody for Murder - Pyrenees - Manor Players in Comedy Shorts (as part of SSAA Festival) - Bang Your Dead (festival entry) 2011 Mother Goose Pantomime - Dinner - double bill of Phantom of the Arts Centre and Fat Lady Sings
2012 Duets - Flat Spin - Ashes to Ashes
2013 Little Bo-Peep - Violette the fight for Freedom - Violette (one act version as festival entry)