Paulette’s December News

Hello members
I promised that there would be a lot going on at the Davenham Players Theatre soon and here it is……. .

7th Dec Our Xmas Evening at 7.30pm come and listen and join in the the fun. Light refreshments available.

Also 7th Dec there is the Christmas switch on of the lights in the village and we can join in the carols around the tree opposite the Bulls Head . Be there at 6.15pm to sing along to ‘ Away in a Manger, O Come all ye Faithful, and O Little Town of Bethlehem.
NB that if you are coming to the theatre or the carol singing then please enter Church street from the bottom end [past the Crematorium]as a section of the road through the village is closed from 6-8pm on 7th Dec

Sat 2nd Tom Barry’s master class More masterclasses 27th Jan. 24th Feb and 24th March . See our facebook page on Davenham Theatre for more details.

Graham has cast his play ‘ Self Catering’ which will take place 12th-16th Feb


14th Dec Jazz night  fully  booked

More jazz nights 18 Jan 22nd Feb 22nd March  book early  . Go to  jazz@ davenham on Facebook

And Tom has agreed to do another 2 nights of the very successful radio nights with the help of Denise.. read on……

                                             A Davenham Players production for 2018.

Dear all.
After such a successful Radio Night in March I am delighted to announce there will be a ‘Tonight On The Wireless – PART TWO!!’ 364 days on (15th & 16th March 2018 @ Davenham Theatre).
Davenham Players will present an evening of radio plays, extracts, poetry and sketches, performed live in front of an audience
This is a wonderful opportunity to find, read and perform material that is either written for radio or just isn’t possible/practical to perform as a production.
If you would like to know more or be involved then please come along on Sunday 14th January at 3pm (until about 6pm) for our first meeting/read through. D and myself will be putting the production together so please ask us if you have any questions.

A few things to consider:

All the performances will be done with ‘script in hand’. Everything will be rehearsed but you won’t need to know all lines off by heart.

The idea is to have everything in front of the audience. So the actors will have their scripts, props will be on hand to make live sound effects and we’ll have all electronic music and sound done on stage too. This gives people a chance to see the inner workings (and hopefully tempt them to get involved in the future).

Last time pieces ranged from the famous classics of radio like: The Goons, Under Milkwood, Round the Horne, Monty Python and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Alongside these we also had original material written by Davenham members as well as a few surprises.

While we have already collated some material we will welcome any suggestions, please let us know the details or send me or D a copy, ideally before the 24th January so we can look at trying it out.

The plan is to rehearse each Sunday from 14th January until the show.

Lastly but most importantly, we want as many people to come along on the 14th (3pm) and be a part of what will be yet another really great two nights at Davenham.
If you have any questions or concerns about availability, involvement or experience, the aim of meeting on the 14th is to address these.

We look forward to seeing (and hearing) you.

Tom and D

And there is lots more to come in 2018 …such as….

K.C Finn returns with more drama 1st – 3rd March

Comic Brennan Reece  returns on 10th March

Folk Evening with Rod Picott and Ian Till on 17th March

A poet ‘s evening on 24th March with Dominic Berry

A Players’ production of  Dirty Dusting 30th April -5th May ….

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And our Facebook page at

Happy Christmas one and all