It's been 23 days since we announced that we were postponing our up and coming productions, and temporarily closing the doors to our Players Theatre. The decision was made with heavy hearts and with the health and safety of all our members and audience alike. Having said that, it's given us a great opportunity to take stock and look back over 53 years of theatre magic!
Over the past few weeks we've been digging out some real gems and are excited to take you on a walk down memory lane, but the question is - can you guess the year?
Flashback number 1:
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Hint: This is the one and only time we've performed this incredible Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice musical...
Did you guess it correct?
Flashback number 2:
And it won't be long until you see us performing it again! 'Sail On...'
It was 2005!
Flashback number 3:
Hint: We're really turning the clocks back now! The newly restored Marina Theatre had only been open 3 years when we took to the stage with Mame...
Flashback number 4:
Hint: This was the second time we performed this musical and you can spot a lot of our regular members in these photographs...
Throwback number 5:
Hint: This was the first time we ever performed this colourful musical and we took residence at the Marina Theatre for the duration of performances...
Hint: This was a few years prior to Legally Blonde...
Hint: When we performed this production, it had not long been out of the London Palladium. This is also our furthest flashback yet...
ASPECTS OF LOVE
Hint: This was the first musical performed at our very own Players Theatre!
2014 of course!
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Hint: We won the NODA Award for 'Best Design' this year. This was the second time we'd performed this musical, the first being back in 1986...
Flashback number 10:
Hint: Now this is a show where we certainly had as much fun and laughter creating and performing the production as our audience! Another spectacular debut for our Players Theatre...
Did you manage to get all 10? We hope you enjoyed joining us down memory lane and reminiscing on some of the spectacular shows that we've had the honour of performing over the years!
Stayed tuned for more throwbacks and show updates...