Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling
directed by Julie Petrucci
Wed 9th-Sat 12th Nov 2016
at Waterbeach School
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Sleeping Beauty
Julie Petrucci and Chris Shinn
directed by Phil Law and Holly Collas
Wednesday 5th October 2016
at Waterbeach School
Thur 19th-Sat 21st January 2017
7:30pm (Sat Mat 2:30pm)
at Waterbeach School

Autumn - Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, directed by Julie Petrucci

Based on a true life story this lovely bitter-sweet comedy drama by Robert Harling was made into a film in 1989 starring Dolly Parton. Now Steel Magnolias comes to the Waterbeach stage.

Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves towards tragedy whilst revealing the special quality this group of women have, making their characters truly touching, funny and marvellously amiable company in good times and bad. For more details, see here.


An Audience With Murder directed by David Morris

Our Spring production, the cheerfully intriguing intricate thriller An Audience With Murder, played to great audiences, and completed its run with all four cast members intact, despite more slashing, shooting and general mayhem that has been seen on the Waterbeach stage in many a year. Below, pictures from the production - for the complete set see here.


Panto - Sleeping Beauty

The 2017 Panto is the classic Sleeping Beauty, penned as ever by the ever-reliable team of Chris Shinn and Julie Petrucci and directed this year by Phil Law and Holly Collas. As always this will be a classic family panto with heros, villains, a singalong, a UV scene and much, much more - what more could you ask for during one of those long dark evenings!

Open Auditions will be held on Wednesday October 5th at 7:30pm in Waterbeach School Hall. For more details, including information on the cast, rehearsals etc, see here.


Mobile Quiz

On a glorious September afternoon the 2016 WCP Mobile Quiz played out to a nail-biting finish. Three teams set out to navigate the highways and byways of Cambridgeshire, answering cryptic clues and spotting things difficult to see... as well as being entertained with a Shakepearean theme-based quiz en-route.

In an incredibly tight finish, Dave and James took a third place by a margin of only 1.5 points (although they actually came first in the genuine Quiz section... if only they hadn't forgotten to look for the pictures!). First place this year was Maurice and Linden, but by clever tactics and extreme cunning the Officers team of Jane, Julie and Chris took the coveted second place prize by scoring exactly 1 point less! Well done to all three teams. Below - Maurice and Linden receiving the award, and all the particpants enjoying well-earned refreshment.


Why not think about joining us?
Are you an actor or would you like to be?
Alternatively do you hide from the limelight but would be interested in working backstage?

WCP Waterbeach Community Players (WCP) are an award winning group, situated three miles outside Cambridge. We have now celebrated over 30 years of productions, performing at Waterbeach School three times a year (January, May and November). In addition we perform at two drama festivals every year including the Cambridge Drama Festival. We are a really nice bunch of people and we are always on the look out for new members. In addition to the drama we also support our local pub after rehearsals and have a number of other social events throughout the year. If you are interested then please contact Julie Petrucci on 01223 880023 or email julie.petrucci@btinternet.com.


Why not become a friend of the Waterbeach Community Players?

Make sure you never miss out on our forthcoming productions. We have a free mailing list, to keep you up to date on forthcoming productions. To join please contact Chris on 01223 880023 or email chrisjshinn@btinternet.com


WCP is a member of theNational Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) www.noda.org.uk>.