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Spring
An Audience with Murder

by Roger Leach and Colin Wakefield
directed by David Morris
Wed 11th-Sat 14th May 2016
7:30pm
at Waterbeach School

Autumn
Steel Magnolias
by Robert Harling
directed by Julie Petrucci
Readthrough
Thur 19th May
Auditions
Mon 23rd May
both at 7:30pm
at Waterbeach School
Performance
Wed 9th-Sat 12th Nov 2016
7:30pm
at Waterbeach School

Spring - An Audience With Murder by Roger Leach and Colin Wakefield, directed by David Morris

Our Spring production is the intriguingly intricate thriller An Audience With Murder. This is a multi-layered, witty thriller full of unexpected twists, starting with a seemingly innocuous domestic play reading but moving through a classic style murder mystery to a final terrifying and violent climax. For more details see here.

 

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. There will be a readthrough on Thur 19th May and auditions on Mon 23rd May - all welcome. For more details of the auditions, see here.

 

Dick Whittington comes First at Noda!

Our 2015 panto, Dick Whittington, came first in the local Noda awards - well done to Julie, Chris and the whole team!

 

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

 

Festival - A Cut in the Rates by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Julie Petrucci

Our Festival entry this year was the highly entertaining short play by Alan Ayckbourn, A Cut in the Rates. Against a very strong field, at the Sawston Drama Festival it was awarded the Liz Beeson Technical Excellence award for sound, and a nomination for best stage presentation, and at the Cambridge Drama Festiva it received nominations for Stage Presentation and Lighting. Well done to everyone invoplved for providing such a cheerfully diverting piece. Below, some pictures from the show, and Mark Easterfield receiving the award at Sawston.


 

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