Meopham Players

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Sunday 9th August 2020

Our next production

"The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery"

Performance dates depend on easing of Covid-19 constraints

Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does.

The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening's entertainment with the cunning whodunit "Murder At Checkmate Manor."

And just in case the audience should get bored there is a film, a fashion show and a murder mystery quiz complete with prize.

Our box office will open on Monday 16th March for online (here), telephone and e-mail bookings.

Theatre Experience - a two-course meal and theatre tickets - will be available as usual


Felicity - playing Pawn (a butler) and Colonel King (Lady Bishop's brother-in-law)

Audrey - playing Lady Doreen Butler (a widow), Violet Bishop (her spinster aunt), Mrs King (the Colonel's wife) and Joan Bishop (Lady Bishop's cousin)

Mrs Reece - playing Clarissa Rook (Lady Bishop's sister), Regine (the French maid), Patricia Bishop (Lady Bishop's niece), Letitia Bishop (her sister) and Mr Goodbody (a solicitor)

Thelma - playing Daphne Bishop (Lady Bishop's daughter) and Rose Bishop (her spinster aunt)

Gordon - playing Inspector O'Reilly.

A Letter from the General

Moments from our last production

I'm in a spot of bother
Have you heard the one about...
The cast

Nobody's Perfect - in retrospect

I wonder
My Way!
Harriet at the office

Move over Matt (in the Daily Telegraph), we have our own Matt.

Minimalist in style and contained within three panels, Matt's commentaries on Amateur Theatre are nevertheless full of life, beloved by our readers for their empathy, running jokes, satirical bent and resonant themes. (Well, that's what it says on the tin.)

Here's one from the archives...

Lost Property Office

We have a growing collection of lost property waiting for owners to collect. Click the Things Reunited tab to see images.

Magical Meopham

It's all over! (Oh, yes it is!)

Cast and crew - almost everyone
The Girls from Istead Rise

Flare Path: from imagination to reality

Concepts created
Incremental improvements
Village Hall transformed
Maudie about to miss her bus
"All together now"
The Cast (nearly all)

Mowgli Joins Stage Crew

Being Props Manager for our productions is often a huge and complex task. We are very fortunate to have the services of an enthusiastic new member of our stage crew.

See Contact for further details.

From Times Past...

Miranda - 1954
Pygmalion - 1950
Quiet Weekend - 1953
Pink String and Sealing Wax - 1953