Bottisham Players have their own home page, Bottisham Players Home Page. Follow the production link for pictures! (many more than are here)
I've either appeared in or assisted with (or both) the following productions, most recent first:
"Hoovering on the Edge" directed by Rosemary Jolley 16-18 May 2013. I played the part of "Gwen" and I did the programme and its photography. John took all the photographs of the production itself and recorded video again on DSLR (no discs made at time of writing - its complicated) and again helped rehearse the lines. Brian Watson was also of enormous help in pouring all those words into me.
"Aladdin (2013)" directed by Val Quy 24-26 Jan 2013. I played one of the comic policeman (the one who did the actual falling over!) and was also in the chorus (quick changes required). John tool the photographs and recorded video using DSLRs for the first time and for which I made a DVD (ow!).
"Jubilee Jubilations" directed by Ali White, musical direction by Pam Daish 17-19 May 2012. I was in the chorus and several of the sketches and did most of the programme (before we had to go on holiday - Rosemary finished it) and helped Pam with the music. John took all the photographs.
"Bo Peep and Boy Blue" directed by Ali White 26-28 Jan 2012. I was in the chorus and had a few lines as "Alice", I also did the programme. John took all the photographs.
"Confusions" directed by Rosemary Jolley 13-15 Oct 2011. I played the waitress in "Drinking Companion" and "Between Mouthfuls" - lots and lots of props and cues - and did the programme and poster. John helped on learning the "Between Mouthfuls", took the photographs and video and we made a DVD (not very well).
"The Odd Couple" directed by Val Quy 12-14 May 2011. I played the part of "Renee". John took all the photographs except that of Charley for the programme which was the one from Beauty and the Beast that I'd done and did Front of House/refreshements once. And rehearsed my lines with me until I had a chance of getting them right.
"Beauty and the Beast" directed by Dan Park 20-22 Jan 2011. I was a villager/castle dweller and skeleton. John took all the photographs apart from some of the principal characters for the programme (and he did front of house/refreshments once).
"Medley of Great Musicals" directed by Rosemary Jolley 13-15 May 2010, musical direction by Pam Daish. I conceived the show (and am very greatful for the way Rosemary and Pam translated the raw idea into a splendid show) and I appeared in 18 of the 30 songs and devised the poster. John took all the photographs - programme, publicity and show.
"Jack and the Beanstalk" directed by Val Quy 21-23 January 2010. I was in the chorus, John took all the photographs except one for the programme and one for the website (and he did front of house twice).
"Party Piece" directed by Rosemary Jolley on 15/16/17 October 2009. I took the photographs.
I directed "It's On, It's Off" (by Ray Lawrence/Lazy Bee scripts) 14/15/16 May 2009. John took all the photographs. I also designed the poster and arranged the sound effect (there was only one!).
"Peter Pan" directed by Ali White on 29/30/31 January 2009. I was in the chorus and played a pirate and took the programme photographs - John took the rest.
"Erica and Me" on 16/17/18 October 2008 directed by me, produced by me - and I appeared in it (briefly at the end) and designed the poster and took the programme photos. In a double bill with "Black Comedy" directed by Brian Watson and produced by me. John took the production photographs and the video and arranged the sound effects for "Erica and Me".
"My Friend Miss Flint" directed by Karen Carpenter on 15/16/17 May 2008. I took the photographs.
"Sleeping Beauty" directed by Val Quy on 24/25/26 January 2008. I was in the chorus, an evil "henchwoman" of the Black Fairy and took the programme photographs - John took the rest. I wrote it up for the parish magazine.
"It Runs in the Family" directed by Sue Tennant on 4/5/6 October 2007. I did a lot of reading in and took the production photographs.
"Hansel and Gretel" directed by Ali White on 18/19/20 January 2007. I was in the chorus, did the programme and took the programme photographs - John took the rest.
"An Inspector Calls" directed by Val Quy on 19/20/21 October 2006. I did the poster and programme and took all the pictures.
"Funny Money" directed by Ali White on 18/19/20 May 2006. I did the poster and programme and took all the pictures.
"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" directed by Sue Tennant on 12/13/14 January 2006. I was in the chorus, did the poster and programme and took the programme photographs - John took the rest.
"The Love Nest" directed by Rosemary Jolley on 6/7/8 October 2005. I took the pictures, did the poster and programme and painted the set.
"Portrait of Murder" directed by Val Quy on 19/20/21 May 2005. I took the pictures and John and I painted the set.
"Mother Goose" directed by David Coles on 27/28/29 January 2005. I was in the chorus and took the programme photographs - John took the rest.
"Brush with a Body" directed by Sue Tennant on 7/8/9 October 2004: I took the pictures and John and I did Front of House.
"Around the World in 120 Minutes" directed by David Fisher on 13/14/15 May 2004: I was in the chorus (11 numbers) and two sketches. John took all the pictures...
"Dick Whittington and Wondercat" by David Wood, directed by Brian Watson on 22/23/24 January 2004: I was Production Manager, took the programme and publicity photographs (John took the rest of the pictures), was in the chorus and appeared as Princess Coral. And painted...
"Round and Round the Garden" by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Rosemary Jolley on 16/17/18 October 2003: I helped build and paint the set and took the website pictures.
"Beyond a Joke" by Derek Benfield, directed by David Fisher on 15/16/17 May 2003: I did the website pictures and also video recorded the whole thing (not very well in my opinion - panning and zooming are not things I'm good at!).
"Sinbad the Sailor" by Ron Hall, directed by Val Quy on 23/24/25 January 2003: I was Front of House - and responsible for getting the kids on stage for community singing and letting the Donkey in and out for the finale - and I did the website photographs.
"The Haunting of Hill House" by F. Andrew Leslie, adapted from the novel by Shirley Jackson, directed by Brian Watson on 10/11/12 October 2002: I was Production Manager and also did photographs for the cast, website and programme.
"Devil May Care" by Alan Melville, directed by Karen Sangster on 23/24/25 May 2002: I was doing costumes and photographs for the website and programme, as well as a brief appearance as a 'Salvation Army Lassie'!
"Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood" by Peter Denyer, directed by David Coles on 31 January 1/2 February 2002: I was in the chorus and taking photographs for the cast, website and programme.
"Outside Edge" by Richard Harris, directed by Graham Waterhouse on 18/19/20 October 2001: I was doing costumes and photographs for the cast and website.
"Love Begins at Fifty" by Raymond Hopkins, directed by Lesley Pilgrim on 17/18/19 May 2001: I was doing props and costumes.
"Aladdin" by Peter Denyer, directed by David Coles with musical director Mark Aldous on 18/19/20 January 2001, I was in the chorus and in charge of the costumes.
"Curtain up on Murder" by Bettine Manktelow, directed by Chris Browne on 12/13/14 October 2000 - a picture is here: Curtain Call - this shows "Harry" (Richard Clarkson), "Sandra" (Jenny Prangnell), "Martin" (Derek Woodhead), "Sylvia" (Lesley Pilgrim), "Alex" (John Hartley), "Linda" (Pam Daish), "Ginny" (Jennie Fatibene) and "Moppet" (Rosemary Jolley). I was doing costumes.
The Variety Show 2000, devised and directed by Rosemary Jollery, Pam Daish, Grahame Radford, Philip Routley, David Coles and Richard Clarkson on18/19/20 May 2000 at Bottisham Village College - I was in it and doing costume: my backstage view of it all is costumes story.