September 2017 Newsletter

Well after the crisis talks in the summer as to whether Forum should fold or not; here we are…… back, rejuvenated and raring to go for our autumn production of:-

Agatha Crusty & the Village Hall Murders

This laugh out loud comedy by Derek Webb   is directed by Forum stalwart  Wendy Keeble who describes it as having more murders than Midsomer and as clueless as Clouseau!

So, what further encouragement do you need ?

Book your tickets now from Bourne End Library or call   01628 523291 for performances on:

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 8pm

Bourne End Community Centre

Tickets £9 or £7 concessions

(Alternatively, if you are a Senior Citizen-you can see if for free on Weds, 20th)

As previously mentioned, Forum held a couple of crisis meetings during the summer about the future of the society. Ros,our chairperson, was very clear – if Forum is to continue and go forward , then there has to be commitment from members towards supporting future productions not only in words but also in deeds.

Like many am-dram societies, the annual pantomime forms the backbone of the programme offered and this year, Jill Hyde answered the call to arms and said she would take on directing the 2018 panto. Jill Dady, a new member from last year, volunteered to help her and when Jill H said she’d always wanted to do Peter Pan, Jill D was thrilled as it’s her favourite too!

So  having found a suitable script, the two Jill’s are now inviting  all Forum players and any new members to audition to fly away to Neverland, Rock around the Croc and get Hooked ( get it?) into Jan 2018 panto!!

Please see list of cast below.

Next Panto read-through is 7.45pm for 8pm start, Monday 25th September in the small hall at B.E. community centre, with auditions on  Weds 27th September, main hall.

Audition pieces will be available by email a week prior to auditions.

Both Jill’s are determined to make this the “best panto ever” but for this we need a large cast of adults & children over the age of 8. As ever, men are in short supply; so if you’ve a husband that you want out of the armchair or a Dad, brother or uncle that you feel is mean enough to play Captain Hook! Let us know!  Forum Players needs them!

….And  remember, if you know of someone that would like to get involved but doesn’t want to perform on stage , there’s loads of other “behind the scenes” stuff that we will need help with – costumes, scenery, props etc etc

Peter Pan The Pantomime

  • Cast list

  • 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)


  • 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

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