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Welcome to The Fellowship Players!

The Fellowship Players have been providing live theatre in Walsall since 1947. We usually perform four plays a year at the Grange Playhouse, Broadway North, Walsall.

SEASON 74 CONTINUES!!!!!

Now that UK COVID19 restrictions have relaxed (for now!) and the Grange Playhouse has finally reopened, our new season is a shorter-than-usual season of three productions. Two of these were held over from our previous (truncated) season.

Here are details of all three productions:

3rd – 12th February 2022

‘Love Is All Around’ is a feminist publishing house where Harriet Copeland is running a competition to find new romantic fiction; their motto is ‘For Women By Women’. To avoid this gender bias, Leonard Loftus is forced to submit his novel under a female pseudonym. So when Myrtle Banbury wins first prize, Leonard begins to have a major problem. He is a bashful statistician lumbered with a spectacular alter-ego. With domestic complications from his wayward daughter Dee Dee and his rascally old father Gus, Leonard tries frantically to keep up the charade of Myrtle. His problems are made worse when he falls hopelessly in love with Harriet. He is a worried man in the guise of a carefree woman. A happy ending is not going to be easy.

In high heels and lipstick, our hero is caught in a hilarious dilemma of cross-dressing and cross-purposes. It has the fertile tradition of Some Like It Hot, Tootsie, and Mrs. Doubtfire and has been widely acclaimed as a classic feel good romantic comedy This is a play that offers belly laughs galore – four irresistibly loveable characters locked into a hilarious plot.

THE FELLOWSHIP PLAYERS PRESENT:

Nobody’s Perfect
by Simon Williams.

DIRECTED BY: NICOLA DOLPHIN-BROWN

This amateur production of “Nobody’s Perfect” was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

7th – 16th April 2022

At the Cull-Loomis School of English, English is spoken and English is taught to foreigners who are eager to learn. However, in the staffroom there is confusion and farce as no-one seems to be able to speak the language at all!

The comedy is rich, though it is no laughing matter that every term may be St. John Quartermaine’s last. The play follows the relationships between seven teachers at the school and, more particularly, the relationships between St. John Quartermaine and his colleagues.

THE FELLOWSHIP PLAYERS PRESENT:

Quartermaine’s Terms
by Simon Gray.

DIRECTED BY: ROD BISSETT

This amateur production of “Quartermaine’s Terms” was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

8th – 17th June 2022

DEAD CERTAIN

When an unemployed actor is given the tempting offer to stage a reading of a new play by an author in her country home, he jumps at the chance. Elizabeth, an ex-dancer and once keen theatre-goer before an accident confined her to a wheelchair, has written a psychological thriller. The reading begins straightforwardly enough, but it soon becomes apparent that her play has taken on a curious similarity to real life.

This taut psychological thriller gathers speed towards a gripping climax, where truth and illusion become almost inseparably entangled in a real life game of cat and mouse.

The Fellowship welcomes Sara in her directorial debut.

THE FELLOWSHIP PLAYERS PRESENT:

Dead Certain by Marcus Lloyd

PERFORMANCE DATES: 8th – 17th June 2022 (not Sunday) PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCTION BEGINS A DAY EARLIER (Wednesday 8th) THAN OUR USUAL RUNS AND CLOSES ON THE SECOND FRIDAY (17th)

VENUE: The Grange Playhouse, Broadway North, Walsall

DIRECTED BY: SARA PELTONEN

TICKETS: £10

BOX OFFICE: 01922 630495

Online Ticket Sales Available from May 20th at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fellowship-players

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FORTHCOMING PRODUCTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOX OFFICE ON 01922 630495

The Fellowship Players are members of The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) and Birmingham Theatre Guild

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Performing in Walsall since 1947

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