Friday, 8 November 2013

Coming Soon, our Next Production 20th - 23rd November


Coming soon    Wednesday 20th-Saturday 23rd November 2013

Our Next Production   

"A History of Falling Things"    
by James Graham 
Directed by Kate Stafford                                              
 
Buy Tickets Online here

http://www.wegottickets.com/location/4885





"...'Oh, you do look really good, though. You know. In the face. Oh and, uh, I love you.' 

Prisoners of their fear of falling things - keraunothetophobiacs - Jacqui and Robin are restricted to living indoors. When they meet online a relationship begins which forces them to confront their fear and discover what's real in their lives and what really matters. A History of Falling Things, a new play by the acclaimed young playwright James Graham, is a gentle love story that is fearful, funny and moving..." methuen drama
  
The Moravian Church Hall, 
Priory Road, 
Hornsey 
N8 7HR     

Doors open:-   7pm,  
Curtain-up:-     7.30pm       Bar available

Buy your tickets online via wegottickets.com now, or cash sales in local shop "Of Special Interest" Park Road, London, N8 

Tickets only £6 Wednesday 20th , all other performances £8   click here 


 ‘Graham's writing has a freshness and lightness to it . . This is a gentle, heart-gladdening love story that's warmly told’ The Guardian
Our Director says..."Romantic, charming, hilarious and poignant. There are fireworks, balloons and even a silly hat. You will leave the theatre with a big silly grin on your face. Who could wish for more than that?"
Buy Tickets here

Monday, 7 October 2013

Welcome to the Crouch End Players' Site

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The Crouch End Players is a friendly, dedicated and enthusiastic community theatre group based in London N8.  

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We pride ourselves on our rapidly-growing reputation for delivering consistently high-quality, professional-standard productions in a local setting.

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Our aim is to perform at least three productions per year, encouraging and supporting our members to get involved in many aspects of the production process. We work  hard,  but also have a lot of fun.

We offer a warm welcome to new members of the group, both performing and non-performing. 
As well as actors, we are always happy to meet people interested in costume or sound, music, design as well as active supporters to help run our performances and events (ticket sales, bar staff, etc).


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Production news, October 2013




After an incredibly busy schedule leading up to the 2013 Crouch End Festival, in which we produced no fewer than 4 shows (see gallery), rehearsals for our next production, "A History of Falling Things", by James Graham, are in full-swing.
Directed by Kate Stafford, it will be performed from November 20-23rd at the Moravian Church, Crouch End.

Tickets will be on sale soon (check Facebook and Twitter) online and in local outlets.



"...'Oh, you do look really good, though. You know. In the face. Oh and, uh, I love you.' Prisoners of their fear of falling things - keraunothetophobiacs - Jacqui and Robin are restricted to living indoors. When they meet online a relationship begins which forces them to confront their fear and discover what's real in their lives and what really matters. A History of Falling Things, a new play by the acclaimed young playwright James Graham, is a gentle love story that is fearful, funny and moving..." methuen drama


As if that wasn't enough excitement, we are about to begin preparing our February 2014 production, directed by Lindsay Pugh. This is set to be a spectacular piece of theatre, so keep checking for details!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

A big thank-you!

Thanks to everyone who's come and seen our recent productions: first Lord Arthur Savile's Crime in May, then four productions for the Crouch End Festival in June – Once Upon A Storytime; Lights, Camera, Action... Sing!; Grace & Agnes, and Vintage Radio Theatre... We had a lot of fun putting on all the shows for you, and we hope you all enjoyed the productions.

We will be back with more later in the year, so look our for our mailings, or check back on this website. If you're not yet on our mailing list, just email us at crouchendplayers@hotmail.com and we'll add you to the list. Enjoy the summer!


Monday, 13 May 2013

Join us at the Crouch End Festival


STOP PRESS... STOP PRESS... STOP PRESS

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Grace & Agnes will now take place on Saturday 15th June at KISS THE SKY, and not at St James. 

LOTS OF FESTIVAL FUN IN JUNE

As well as bringing you a hilarious comedy based on an Oscar Wilde story this May - Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (at Moravian Church Hall from Wed 22 to Sat 25 May, wegottickets.com - see post below for details), we are also mounting not one, not two, but FOUR productions as our contribution to the Crouch End Festival! We like to keep busy here at the Crouch End Players!

Following the huge success of our sell-out Festival shows last year, we are once again running a reservation list for each show... It's FREE to get in to each, but as capacity is limited, those who have reserved a place in advance will receive priority, and after that it will be first-come, first served for any places available on the day...


Just email crouchendplayers@hotmail.com with the date, title and time of the show you wish to attend, and we'll write back to confirm that you're on the list...

So without further ado, here is what is in store from the Crouch End Players in June
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The Crouch End Players present
Once Upon A Story Time!
Come and hear two classic children's stories - Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline and In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak - brought to life with unique imagery and narration by the Crouch End Players. Follow the adventures of two delightful characters: Little Madeline, who finds herself being rushed to a hospital in Paris to have her appendix taken out, and Mickey, who falls dreamily from his bed into ‘the night kitchen’, where the bakers are busy stirring, scraping, mixing and baking, so we can ‘all have cake in the morning’!
Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

at Hornsey Children's Library, Haringey Park N8 9JA
Sat 8 June at 11am 
Sat 15 June at 11am

and at
Pickled Pepper Books, 10 Middle Lane N8 8PL
Sun 9 June at 11am

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The Crouch End Players present
Lights, Camera, Action… Sing!
A whistle-stop, song-filled history of musicals on the silver screen.
From The Jazz Singer to Les Misérables, calling at all points in between. Let our assorted cast of characters take you on a musical journey from the sublime to the ridiculous. A comical and affectionate, ‘star’-studded revue. The show's running time is about an hour, and there will  time to stay on and enjoy hits from the musicals after the shows...
Written and directed by writer of last year's sell-out Crouch End Folk & Fable Annie Windley

at Downstairs at the King's Head, 2 Crouch End Hill N8 8AA
Sat 8 June 3-5pm

at Kiss The Sky, 18-20 Park Road N8 8TD
Sun 9 June 3-5pm (double feature with Grace & Agnes)
Sun 16 June 3.30-5pm


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The Crouch End Players present
Grace & Agnes
The life and times of Hollywood legend and Royal princess, Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco is revealed in a touching conversation between Grace and ageing, ardent, lifelong English fan Agnes.
Find out the truth about those romances, her Hollywood heyday and life as a Royal in Monaco. 
Written and directed by Angharad Ellis Jones and Annie Windley

at Kiss The Sky, 18-20 Park Road N8 8TD
Sun 9 June 3-5pm (double feature with Lights, Camera, Action... Sing!)

at Haberdashery, 22 Middle Lane N8 8PL
Sun 9 June 7-8pm 

at St James back restaurant, 4 Topsfield Parade, Middle Lane N8 8PR
Sat 15 June 4-5pm
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The Crouch End Players present
Vintage Radio Theatre!
Step back into the golden age of the wireless, as The Crouch End Players’ Vintage Radio Theatre present:- The 39 Steps by John Buchan and Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier.
Spies, murder, love, mystery and sheep come to life in front of your ears as we present a double feature of classic thriller adaptations, performed live in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast. Follow the escapades of a wrongly-accused man who stumbles into a murderous conspiracy, leading to a hectic chase across the Scottish moors in the 39 Steps. Be charmed and intrigued by the secrets of the haunting Cornish coast in Rebecca.
Close your eyes and be transported by the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring, with charming vintage radio commercials.
Optional blindfolds will be available. 
 
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at Holy Innocents, 134 Tottenham Lane N8 7EL
Fri 14 June 7.30
Sat 15 June 1pm
Sat 15 June 7.30pm




Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

So, finally, we can reveal news of our upcoming production...

It is 

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

by Constance Cox, adapted from a story by Oscar Wilde

and it will take place at The Moravian Church Hall, Priory Road N8 7HR
from Wed 22 May to Sat 25 May with doors at 7pm and performances at 7.30pm.

Lord Arthur Savile is about to be married to his lovely fiancee Sybil, however a palm reader reveals that he is to commit a murder! Cue a succession of hilarious attempts – with the assistance of faithful butler Baines – to get the inevitable job done before the impending nuptials. With a cast of Wildean characters, and a line in wit to please old Oscar himself, look forward to a laughter-filled night at the theatre.

Tickets have just gone on sale on wegottickets.com
And also for cash sales only from "Of Special Interest" in 46 Park Road N8

There is a special Opening Night Offer on the Wednesday when tickets will be just £6 – absolute bargain!

On other nights, all tickets are £8 (still a bargain!!).

Hope to see you there

Direct links for tickets
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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Looking forward to 2013

Our most recent production, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, which we staged in December 2012, turned out to be a great success with the Wednesday, Saturday matinee and Saturday evening performances all completely selling out, and bumper audiences at the Thursday and Friday shows too!

We are now just beginning to make plans for our programme throughout 2013, and you can be sure that there'll be something exciting coming your way very soon...

If you'd like to join our mailing list to get advance news of productions, just email crouchendplayers@hotmail.com and we'll gladly add you to our list.


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