The Hanbury Players/ Hanbury Singers
The Hanbury Players are a group of like-minded people with varying skills and abilities, who perform a bi-annual Pantomime in the 150-seat Memorial Hall. Our Pre-Covid Panto February in 2020 was Aladdin. In 2018 we performed 'Ali Baba and the 40 Fabulous Thieves' and in 2016 'Robinson Crusoe'. Looking further back, we've done Jack and the Beanstalk, Cindarella and Dick Whittington.
Each Panto involves all age groups from children to pensioners, some of who sing, some of whom dance and many of whom act the various parts in the performance. We are lucky to have an excellent reputation in the local area and usually give 4 sell-out performances during the February half-term holiday.
Rehearsals take place in the Memorial Hallon Fridays at 7.30pm and also on Sundays at 3.30pm
Costumes are hired for the actors in order to give a professional look. Some of our performers also take part in productions in the Garrick Theatre in Lichfield and with the Sutton Coldfield Amateur Dramatic Society.
Our Music Director is Brian Draper, who also plays the organ in many of our local churches
Our Theatrical Director is Stuart Draper, a past-professional actor and director.
In the alternative years, we provide the entertainment at a Supper/Cabaret over 2 nights, also in the Memorial Hall. The are upwards of 30 songs performed, many with dance. A skit or two helps to keep our audiences laughing.
The Hanbury Players are a non-profit making organisation, with proceeds going to local charities.
Our next production will be a Supper/Cabaret to be held in March 2022. Rehearsals will start in September 2021
If you love singing or have a dream of acting, do contact Jude Harrison on 01283 575421