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Your local amateur dramatic group, open to the whole community, entertainment for all.

Who we are and what we do

Barrington Players is a local amateur dramatics group, open to all and run by an enthusiastic group of amateurs of all ages, living within the local community. It has a thriving membership of close to 50, more than half of which are juniors.

Its inception was inspired by the Mosterton Amateur Dramatics group’s version of Pocahontas in Feb 2006. It seemed appropriate to celebrate the opening of Barrington village hall with the pantomime, Aladdin in 2007. This has been followed by a succession of successful pantomimes, plays and theatre suppers. We also hold theatrical workshops throughout the year and involve ourselves in a number of fund-raising community events.

In 2013, our Pantomime Snow White received the runners up Spotlight Award for Best Production by a Non-Theatre Society from the Cinderella Awards, organised by the Somerset Fellowship of Drama. These awards seek to promote best practice in pantomime production and recognise and encourage talent. We entered again this year with our latest Pantomime Mother Goose, performed in March 2016.

Cinderella Awards 2016

Over 400 cast and crew representing 27 pantomimes, which had taken place all over Somerset, Chardstock and Devon, came together to celebrate the annual Somerset Fellowship of Drama Cinderella Trophy Awards for Pantomime at Haynes Motor Museum on May 7th. Once again, Barrington Players received several nominations, but the icing on the cake was when our very own Ian Smith was announced Dame of the Year for his amazing portrayal of Mother Goose.

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Why not join us and do something fun and rewarding?

Putting on a show involves people from all walks of life and capabilities, so even if you don’t fancy treading the boards, we need help behind the scenes and backstage with programmes, scenery, props, costumes, make-up and hair, or front of house, selling tickets, serving refreshments, etc.

The Barrington Players amateur dramatic society held a social evening on Monday 26th June at the Village Hall  before its Annual General Meeting, and we were delighted to welcome some new faces this year – people interested in amateur dramatics and happy to take part in any capacity – not necessarily on stage.

Our annual trophy for ‘outstanding contributions’ from our juniors was this year presented to a young lad who has worked tirelessly and enthusiastically in the background on our sound and lighting for a number of productions – Josh Lee. We also announced a few committee changes (listed below).

To join in the fun email: membership@barringtonplayers.org

The committee

Gill Clifton (chair), Allison Kelly (deputy chair), Felicity Murray (scenery, website and treasurer), Freya Ward (secretary), Ian Smith (Barrington Village Hall representative), Peter Card (box office and local advertising), Gill Webb (wardrobe), Claire Hart (marketing), Sue Osborne (press relations), plus two junior representatives: Grace Dean and Amy Hart.

Patron: Lady Anne Wilkins

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