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May 2016 Production: Caught in the Net

Thanks to all who attended “Caught in the Net”

by Ray Cooney

Thursday 12th May – Saturday 14th May 2016

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Nov 2015 Production : Business Affairs

Business Affairs

by John Chapman & Jeremy Lloyd

Thursday 19th November – Saturday 21st November 2015

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To smooth the impending sale of their failing haluage business to a pair of European businessmen, Stanley and Norman arrange to complete the deal in a suite at a smart London hotel. At the request of the new buyers, Kurt and Sven, they even arrange for the services of two “sophisticated ladies of the night” to help the new owners celebrate once the deal is completed. But Kurt and Sven had other ideas and intend to knock down the agreed price at the last minute.

All appears to be going to plan until Norman and Stanley’s wives Hilda and Rose arrive unexpectedly at the hotel to wish them luck. Things are then thrown into chaos when the escort girls suddenly cancel, and Kurt and Sven mistake Hilda and Rose at the evening’s “entertainment”.

With the sale of the business at stake, the wives decide to play along – much to the consternation of their husbands – so when the real escort girls arrive due to a change in circumstances, pandemonium ensues and an ever-spiralling series of deceptions and lies keeps everyone on their toes.



More Sylvia’s Wedding : Photos

Check out more photos below from our production of Sylvia’s Wedding  in May 2015.

Photos courtesy of our own Dave Roberts

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Sylvia’s Wedding : Photos

Check out the photos below from our production of Sylvia’s Wedding  in May 2015.

Photos courtesy of Laura Greasley

 “A very funny play with plenty of irony and some classic comedy lines. The writing of Jimmie Chinn highlights his talent for observational humour which was well presented through this talented cast.”

Read Kev Castle’s review here

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This Week: Murder for the Asking!

*** Please Note: Due to disruption from the tram works, access to Foster Avenue is currently from Wollaton Road. ***

Performing from Thursday 27th November to Saturday 29th November at
Roundhill School,Foster Avenue,
Beeston NG9 1AE.

Doors open: 7.00pm | Performance begins: 7.30pm | Book now to get preferential seating!

Cast and Production team of Murder for the Asking

We are all set for our November production of ‘Murder for the Asking’. Above, the cast and production team, with director Barbara Barton. Below, the cast, including Mitch Robbins and Laura Webster as leading couple Henry and Dora Scrubb.

Tickets: £6 (£5 for concessions). | Find out more about the play.

Mitch Robbins and Laura Webster as Henry and Dora Scrubb  The Cast of Murder for the Asking





Full Cast & Production Team:

Henry Scrubb – Mitch Robbins
Dora Scrubb – Laura Webster
Janet Gregory – Noreen Boyle
James Franklyn – Ian Greatorex
Detective Sgt Thatcher – Alison Williams
Fred Pender – Kai Robbins
Rita Franklyn – Abbie Maddison

Director – Barbara Barton
Assistant Director & Prompt – Mark Robbins
Producer – Nicola Adkin
Stage Manger – Nina Tunnicliff
Lighting Designer – Fiona Maxwell
Props – Jane Braithwaite
Set Design & Publicity – Sam Williams


Plaza Suite Rehearsals

With our November Production running this week, here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes during rehearsals…

Nicola (left), one of our three directors, talks through a scene with her cast.

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The tech team plan the lighting setup.

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A lot of hard work has to go in to learning lines!

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…but there’s still plenty of time for relaxing, catching up and cake!

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Second director, Ian, takes notes as his cast rehearse.

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Mark and Lynn as Sam and Karen in Visitor From Mamaroneck.

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Dave and Alison as Roy and Norma in Visitor from Forest Hills.

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Christmas Social

For the Christmas Social this year, Beeston Players, along with friends and partners, hired out Relish on Chilwell Road. A night of fun ensued, with tasty food, a Christmas themed quiz, silly games and most of all – great company.

See you all next year!

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May 2014: Murder in Play

Murder in Play

by Simon Brett

Thursday 15th May – Saturday 17th May 2014

Murder in Play, by Simon Brett

Performing from Thursday 15th May to Saturday 17th May at Roundhill School, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AE.

More details to follow…

Buy tickets now.


Congratulations Roger and Allie

Newly-Weds: Roger and Allie

A massive congratulations to Roger and Allie who got married on Saturday, 8th September at Ashbourne registry office. Roger has been with the players for over a year now, appearing in Ladies Day and Over My Dead Body.

Proceedings kicked off at 4pm on a blistering Saturday afternoon with a lovely ceremony at the registry office, which included some Scottish poetry written especially for the happy couple. Afterwards, they were whisked off to the reception in a stylish camper van, for the evening celebrations.

The day was especially memorable for having what must be one of the oldest Best Men (Roger’s father – 85), and also an eye catching first dance from the newly-weds, which would have earned them at least a 9 on Strictly Come Dancing. The rest of the party got their turn in the ceilidh and disco that followed afterwards, which went on into the early hours.

Something that really came across throughout the day was what an outgoing and fun-loving couple they are, and as Roger said in his speech ‘we have such a good time together!’ They set off for a honeymoon in France (though hopefully they’ll be back soon to start rehearsing for our next play). Once again, we wish them all the best for their life together.



Autumn Newsletter

With the summer coming to an end, and Autumn fast approaching, it’s time for the 3rd Edition of our Newsletter.

In Brief:

The year began uncertainly, as our initial plans of performing ‘Murder in the Vicarage’ were dealt a blow when the Agatha Christie Society decided we could not perform it. However, we went on instead to peform ‘The Hollow’ for our spring production which went down very well. Our November production of ‘Ladies Day’ is on track – the roles have been cast and rehearsals have begun (tickets will be available online closer to the date).


In other news, our new committee was elected at our AGM in July, headed up by our new Chairman Ian Greatorex. We’ve also had the privilage of welcoming various new people to the group, but also say fond farewells to some long standing members.


The summer brought various social events, along with our new website. We’d like to say a very big thank you to Peter and David Aldred for their work maintaining the previous site, and their help in getting us across to the new.


You can download the full Autumn Newsletter here.