Milverton, Somerset
20/06/2024

Milverton AmDram December update

Sorry for the delay in getting out a newsletter, but there’s been a lot going on behind the scenes. You are all probably aware by now that we had to move the dates of the Panto. This was because of a last-minute clash of exam dates which would have prevented our younger members from taking part.

Thankfully our good friends at The Victoria Rooms were able to accommodate us.

As we say in Am Dram – the Show Must Go On!

Rapunzel – A Hair-Raising Panto

Rapunzel pantoFull of classic songs from the Rock ‘n’ Roll era, corny jokes and the usual panto silliness, it promises to be a lot of fun.

Tickets went on sale on Monday 14 November, so call or text 07585830760 or email milvertonamdram@gmail.com

Don’t forget to tune into 10 Radio on Friday 2 December 9am to hear our very own Simon promoting our Panto on the Community Show.

We want to say a big thank you to Barry, Kate and all our friends and supporters at 10 Radio.

We are taking part in the Mince Pies and Merriment event at the Victoria Rooms on Friday 9 December.
Tickets are selling fast.

Christmas Reflections

Mulled wineFollowing our mini production of Deck the Halls with Boughs of Folly last year, St Michael’s Church has invited us back for more Christmas entertainment.

There will be poems, songs and readings to get you into the Christmas mood.

Saturday 10 December at 2pm, in St Michael’s Church, Milverton.

No need to book – just come along. There will be a raffle, and mince pies and mulled wine are available. Tickets are free, but we welcome donations to the church to thank Helen and her team for the wonderful work they do to support the Milverton Community.

Poetry and Pints

We’ve been asked to join in with a new event called Poetry and Pints because it involves . . . er . . . reading poetry and drinking pints (or whatever’s your tipple).

Join us at The Globe on Tuesday 31 January from 7.30pm. Bring along a poem or two. It can be something you’ve written, or a favourite, something poignant or something funny, something new or a classic. If you don’t want to read, you can come along and listen. It promises to be a lot of fun. It’s open to everyone, not just MADS members, so bring some friends along. I’m sure it will be very cultured and the drinking will be purely incidental!

And in other news…

Ginney has been working very hard behind the scenes updating the Milverton AmDram website, so do check it out. It contains all the information you need about what we’re up to. Thanks, Ginney!

Thanks to those who’ve already paid. Just a reminder that if you want to take part in any of our shows you will need to be a member. We have held the price low for you all.

Membership will cost just:

  • £10 for adults (performing) for the year
  • £5 for adults (backstage) for the year
  • £1 for under 18s per show

Let us know which membership is applicable and we can send you details of how to pay. We take cash, cheques or payment by BACS. If you want to pay by BACS, please let us know as we’ve got a new bank account.

With our mailing list now approaching 100 and so many productions in the pipeline, there’s never been a better time to get involved.

We can’t wait to hear from you! Email milvertonamdram@gmail.com

Get your diaries out!

Dates for 2022:

  • Mince Pies and Merriment, Victoria Rooms, Friday 9 December 7:30pm
  • Christmas Reflections, St Michael’s Church, Saturday 10 December 2:00pm

Dates for 2023:

  • Rapunzel the Panto at the Victoria Rooms, Thursday 19 January at 7.30pm, Friday 20 January at 7.30pm, Saturday 21 January 2.30pm and Saturday 21 January 7.30pm
  • Poetry and Pints, The Globe, Tuesday 31 January at 7.30pm

For further information about any of these, please get in touch, email at milvertonamdram@gmail.com

For any of the events, do get in touch if you would like more information or to take part.

We have many more plans for 2023 which your hard-working committee members are in the process of finalising. These include a spring production, more play readings and another Murder Mystery evening. We even have a panto for 2024 in the pipeline.

If there’s something we’re doing that interests you, then let us know how you would like to be involved. If there’s something you would like us to do that we’re not doing, then chat to us about it.

We couldn’t do any of these things without your support, so thank you once more for all that you do for our group. We are lucky to be in a beautiful village with so much community spirit. You’re the reason we keep doing what we do.

THANK YOU!

Good News!

For our Spring Production 2023 we now have the licence to perform A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.

It’s the hilarious story of Hollywood superstar meets rural England to put on a production of King Lear and save a local theatre. Guaranteed to tickle your funny bone!

We plan to hold another read-through and auditions for this following the panto in the new year. Watch this space for more information.

And finally . . .

LlamasTo get you into the 1950s mood. Hey, Daddy-o, why don’t you cool cats come on down to the hop and cut a rug? It’ll flip your lid!

See you soon, Drama Llamas!

Keep in touch!