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Welcome to the June newsletter and it seems a month of British success with Lewis Hamilton winning the British Grand Prix and, of course, Andy Murray winning Wimbledon. I hope everyone has been enjoying lots strawberries and cream in celebration.




On the 4th July we read Babes in the Wood which was being proposed by Wendy Keeble and Kerry Hudson.


The script was well received by the members present with plenty of panto classic jokes and scenes that should keep everyone laughing.


We are going to next meet on the 12th September to read the panto again with auditions following on 14th and 19th September.


Again can I please stress the importance of attending script reads, both to support the club and to confirm if you are available or interested in participating in a production. If you are interested by cannot make the read or the auditions then please let Wendy know.




As per my email last week woodworm was recently found in the wardrobe in the scene dock. The Community Centre are in progress of getting this treated, however they will need Forum Players to completely clear both the wardrobe and the mezzanine.


The costumes will be stored in the dressing rooms while the treatment is being carried out and then everything will need to be returned to the wardrobe in September.


The dates for the clear out is this weekend, as per my mail last week, with the current view on putting everything back on the 3rd / 4th September.


As you can imagine, clearing and moving everything out of the wardrobe is a massive task and if anyone who is available can let Tracy know so she can co-ordinate times etc.


All that remains is for me to wish everyone a happy summer


Your Chairman

Ros Bartlett




Dates for Your Diary


•Wardrobe clear out – 17th July

•Wardrobe return – 3rd / 4th September (tbc)

•Panto read – 12th September

•Panto audition – 14th September

•Panto audition – 19th September

•Panto dress rehearsal – 15th January

•Panto Senriors Show – 18th January

•Panto – 21st January

•Panto – 22nd January

•Panto – 28th January


I hope everyone's September is going well and you are enjoying the heatwave that we have been having.


This is just a reminder that auditions for Babes in the Wood and next week, 19th and 21st, at 8pm at the Community Centre.


Wendy has asked to follow on the following


With regard to auditions on 19th and 21st for Babes in the Wood and our shortage of male actors the following roles could be played by females so please bear this in mind when deciding what you would like to read for.

Block and Tackle, Dave Knave, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck and Alana Dale.


Most of the parts are fairly small, even Robin only appears in 4 scenes, so it will be possible to organise the early rehearsals so that not everyone needs to attend every one.


Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday and if you can't attend but wish to be considered for a part please let me know.


Looking for costumes?


Whether you are an amateur dramatic group with a cast to kit out or just need a fancy dress outfit, we may have what you need! Available for sale or hire, we have a wide variety of animal costumes, sets for shows and Pantomimes in a range of sizes for both adults and children. Please contact us for any enquiries, and take a look at the pictures on our website to see the kind of costume creations we have available!


Forum Panto - January 2015


Thanks to all who came along and supported our Panto.


From all the feedback we have received it appears that everyone enjoyed it.



Images from Dick Whittington and his Cat January 2016

Some Information about Forum Players

We are a friendly club, who celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2008, and 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.

Click here for a map

Click here for our Facebook Group

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.

Please feel free to pop in and have a chat, or E-Mail me for further information

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