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 last Panto in 2018 was "Ali Baba and the 40 Fabulous Thieves'. Previous Pantos have been 'Robinson Crusoe' in Feb 2016, 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in 2014, 'Cindarella' in 2012 and 'Dick Whittington' in 2010.
Each Panto involves all age groups from children to pensioners, some of whom 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 in the February/March half-term.
Rehearsals take place in the Memorial Hall on Fridays at 7.30pm and also on Sundays at 3.30pm.
Costumes are hired in 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 Sutton Coldfield Amateur Dramatic Society.
Our Musical Director is Brian Draper who also plays the organ in many of our local churches.
Our Director is Stuart Draper.
In the alternate years, we provide the entertainment at a Supper/Cabaret over 2 nights, also in the Memorial Hall. There are upwards of 30 songs performed, many with dance. A skit or two helps to keep our audience laughing.
The Hanbury Players are a non-profit making organisation, with proceeds going to local charities.
Our next performance in February 2020 will be a pantomime based on 'Aladdin' and written by Stuart Draper. Evening performances (7.30pm) will take place on Wed 16 (£6), Thu 17 (£8), Fri 18 (£10), and Sat 19. (£10). There will also be a Saturday Matinee at 2pm (£8).
Tickets will available in December.
Please note the dates if you're keen to come and support us.
Cinderella Feb 2012
The Fairy Godmother, a maid and one of the chorus take a final opportunity to learn their words and moves. All went well and the show was a sell-out for 4 performances.
Who'd be a Dame? Max was one of the Ugly Sisters. Willow is one of our younger members.
Country & Western and
Showtime Cabaret 2013.
15 songs from Nashville and another 15 from musical theatre.