Bourne End Community Centre
We meet most Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm
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We are a friendly club, and we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year.
We try to put on two plays or revues and a pantomime each year.
We meet most Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.00pm at the Bourne End Community Centre.
We have a good sized stage and have a large scene dock to store flats and props, which allows us to build our own sets.
Anyone is welcome to join our club, you don’t have to act as there are plenty of backstage, front of house roles.
Sylvia Deane was mum of Shirley Roberts.
Sylvia Deane lived in Orchard House, Bourne End for many years before moving to an Assisted Living Home in Hazlemere. Sylvia was involved in making costumes for Forum Players, Brownies when Bourne End had a carnival and was a volunteer for the Red Cross locally. Sylvia was healthy and doing very well until she broke her hip in September, had a perforated gall bladder in October but managed to recover enough to get home 2 days before her 95th birthday party. Then a week before christmas she fell and broke her wrist. Sylvia died peacefully in her sleep in her home.
We will always remember her for her baseball caps, walking frame picking up money which had been dropped, and giving it to charity.
Sylvia’s Celebration of Life is to be held 16th January 1.15pm at Chiltern Crematorium, all welcome.
Regards and thanks
Pat Jones – daughter
I hope you are getting into the festive spirit.
This is just a note say the Forum Players AGM will be on Monday 28th January at 8pm in the small hall.
During this meeting we will electing the committee members, if you would like to stand or make a nomination please contact Leigh Robinson for a form.
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‘Sew’ proud of my team of lovely ladies who have created a fabulous tribe of Native American costumes, cut 75 lengths of tulle and lots more today. You’re all stars and I’m so grateful for your help. It makes a … Continue reading
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Save the date for #panto! Tickets go on sale 1 December at Bourne End Fun Night. #BEPeterPan
Last call for help on our sewing day this coming Sunday, 26th November. Target Room (next to the Community Centre) between 10am and 4pm with lunch provided. Doesn’t matter if you aren’t a proficient sewer (although those are very welcome, too!), there’s lots to do. Please let me know if you haven’t already if you can help so we can make sure we have correct numbers for catering. Thanks!
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Many thanks to everyone who got in touch regarding the Sewing Day. Going with the majority this will be on 26th November in the Target Room from 10am until 4pm. We will supply a light lunch, tea/coffee and biscuits to … Continue reading
As you may know we have been increasing our use of social media as part of our wider advertising push and this has really been paying off.
Now rehearsals for Peter Pan are well under way you can help us by sharing our posts and tweets and making your own. We really need to create a buzz around the production to attract as many people as possible. Follow us on Twitter @ForumPlayers and retweet us and where you tweet yourself about the panto please include our handle so we will see it and can reply/retweet.
In all social media posts please can you use our hashtag #BEPeterPan. This is on all official PR and again the aim is to create a buzz around it and have lots of results if someone searches online against it. We will also be encouraging audience members to use it before and after the production, for example by having our own version of a photo booth at Claytons School Christmas fair and Bourne End’s fun night.
Now that we have a cast for this season’s panto, time to crack on with making all the costumes we will be needing – there’s quite a list this year! As always we will be holding a sewing day in November in the Target Room next door to the Community Centre. We start at around 10am and finish about 4pm, and have a nice home-made lunch of soup, French bread, cheeses and Jill Hyde’s wonderful home made cake to keep us going! It is always great fun and a chance to sit and have a natter while we create the wonderful designs that are going to wow our audiences.
It doesn’t matter if you think you can’t sew – we can always find you something to do regardless of ability!
We have two possible dates: 19thNovember or 26thNovember. Please let Tracey know if you can help and if so which of those dates you could make so we can decide which works best. Friends and family are also welcome to come if they can help!
Even if you can’t make the sewing day Tracey would be glad to hear from you if you can help generally with the costumes as there will still be plenty to do outside of that time.
Wardrobe Mistress, Forum Players
Readthrough on Monday 25th Sept is in the small hall and starts starts 7.45pm for 8pm and, the auditions on weds 27th are in the main hall again starting 7.45pm for 8pm.
Claude Tick- Tock the Crocodile – narrator /scene setter(M)
Peter Pan, principal boy – Heroic and dashing, the boy who doesn’t want to grow up (F)
Wendy Darling, principal girl – Sensible and well brought up motherly(F)
John Darling & Michael Darling – Wendy’s younger brothers, Typically boyish (M)
Tinkerbell – feisty fairy and Peter’s best friend, partly played by a laser light (F)
*Mother – Mrs Darling, loving mother of the Darling children (F)
*Father – Mr Darling (M)
*Captain Hook – The baddie, posh pirate captain, dramatic and flamboyant (M)
Nana Smee – Nanny and Dame, outrageously over the top(M)
Tiger Lily – A strong minded Indian princess (F)
*Mama/Papa –Indian chief- Imposing with a soft side(M/F)
Rum and Coke –comedy duo-pirates who work for Hook- mean with a soft side(M/F)
Prosecco and Chardonnay – Mermaids, a bit dizzy and very funny(F)
THE LOST BOYS ( M/F)
Slightly – compulsive liar
Curly – Loveable and bashful
Nibs – The bravest lost boy
Toodles – Always last, misses all the action, naïve,clumsy, likes food
Spooks – Scared of his shadow
Spike – Tough guy, the hardest of the group
CHORUS: – the Indians( Booming Voice, Fire Starter and Meek as Mouse) children and pirates
Speaking chorus parts are Meek as Mouse and Pirate 5
Audition pieces are below. Click on them to view