Boobs and Bloomers – Autumn 2009


Heckington Players 2009 spring production was a series of one Act Plays.

Play 1: Last Tango in Little Grimley 
By David Tristram
Directed by Kei Bailey

Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society is in trouble. The Membership has dwindled to four – the audiences aren’t much bigger- and if they don’t come up with some rent money soon, they’re going to be thrown out. “There’s only one thing that sells tickets these days”, argues Gordon the Chairman. “Sex!”. Thus begins the chaotic and hilarious build-up to an evening of extraordinary home-grown drama- an evening the locals would never forget.


Cast List…

Gordon – Andrew Key
Bernard – Paul Sharman
Joyce – Kate Sydney
Margaret – Ann Grimshaw

Play 2: Blue Suded Blues 
By Diana Raffle
Directed by Jo Marriott

Grace and Lily reside in a nursing home with little to do but witness the same capers of other residents. Grey-haired and wrinkled Grace may be, but she’s determined to add a dash of spice to her life to break the tedium. She convinces the unwilling Lily into helping her kidnap the young Care Assistant, Pansy, for the ransom of a bottle of gin, a packet of fags and a budgie but things don’t go quite according to plan – with hilarious results.


Cast List…

Grace Armstrong – Jo Marriott
Lily Bamber – Tina Silkstone
Pansy Newman – Niki Kirk
Mrs Green – Jackie Taylor
Derek Columbo – Andrew Key
PC Frank Withers – Stuart Wyle

Play 3: The Crying Dame 
By Damian Trasler, David Lovesy and Steve Clark
Directed by Kei Bailey

A regular committee meeting of the Southern Sudbury-Regis Drama Club is rudely interrupted by one of the society members who has some strong ideas about the next pantomime. Little do they know just how far he is prepared to go.


Cast List…

Simon, the committee chairAndrew Key
Melissa, the new committee secretarySteph White
Linda, a committee memberHelen Gordon
George, the Treasurer – John Drury
Dan, a would-be Pantomime Director – Stuart Wyle
Sarah, a reporter from the Local NewspaperKate Sydney

Play 4: IL Fornicazione
By Michael Green
Directed by Andrew key

Il Fornicazione is a grim tale of operatic adultery, poison and mayhem…. With the orchestra involved in an accident on the way to the theatre, the performance is doomed from the start. Cues are missed, effects fail, props are lost, scenery wobbles and so do the voices, but the coarse actors struggle on like true “professionals”.


Cast List…

Vicar – Paul Sharman
Conductor – Terry Leighton
Miss Cartwright – Steph White
Countess Formaggio – Helen Hill
Maid – Linda Wills
Alfonso – Charlie Russell
Count Formaggio – John Drury
Omnes – Kei Bailey, Helen Gordon, Ann Grimshaw, Jo Keightley, Andrew key, Niki Kirk, Jo Marriott, Mel Priestley, Tina Silkstone, Kate Sydney, Jackie Taylor & Stuart Wyle.

Crew List…

Director – Kei Bailey, Andrew Key & Jo Marriott
Stage Manager – Helen Hill
Assistant Stage Managers – Val Oliver, Gail Punchard
Wardrobe Mistress – Ann Grimshaw
Lighting & Sound – Alec Hill
Lighting & Sound Technicians – Iain Bradbury & Alec Hill
Set Design – Helen Hill
Box Office – Jo Keightley & Tina Silkstone
Front of House Manager – Jo Keightley
Front of House – Kei Bailey, Margaret Bradbury, Jan Bridge, Len Bridge, Jo Keightley, Julia Sharman & Ann Drury
Photography – John Silkstone
Bar – Keith Gordon, Simon Needham & Alan Wills
Programme Design – Stuart Wyle
Raffle – Phyllis & Patrick Sherry
Prompt – Stuart Wyle, Ann Grimshaw & Jo Marriott

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