Our next play is another hilarious Sam Cree 3 Act Comedy.
Don’t Tell The Wife is a heady mix of misheard phone calls and misapprehensions which results in marital turmoil and much mirth.
We open in Belvoir Players’ Theatre and will be continuing our normal trip to the Portrush Summer Theatre on the Bank Holiday week in late August.
Colin Boyd and Laura Kerr play husband and wife with their customary “crackling chemistry!”
Colin’s son Sam plays his apprentice – all very close to home.
A few other dates may be announced soon so watch out for updates.
On Monday 8th December, the Lambeg crew yet again descended on unsuspecting Christmas shoppers at Sprucefield Marks & Spencer’s.
Led by Noel Marsden and his chiming guitar we sang festive carols for two hours and raised £364 for the Hospice!
It was a cold Monday evening and there was not a huge amount of shoppers about so the total we raised just shows the generosity of those who did hear us!
And of course we promoted our Panto Sleeping Beauty which runs from 7th – 10th January 2015 in Lagan Valley Island.
It was with great sadness that the Lambeg Players community heard of the passing of former member Alan Barr on 27th July 2014.
Alan was a long time member of the drama group and acted in many plays and pantomimes as well as penning pantomimes himself.
His daughter Georgina was also in our pantomimes, his wife Leslie led the costume team and his son Gordon wrote a number of pantomimes specifically tailored to the complement of actors and actresses within our membership. Gordon has gone on to make his professional career in the theatre.
Many of the long serving members will remember with affection Alan’s numerous outings as the Dame and his portrayal of the pompous Alderman Joe Helliwell in our first production of J B Priestley’s When We are Married.
In the picture from one of our plays you can see him at the back, brandishing a shotgun and a rather grand moustache!
He later became a valued member of Bangor Drama Club.
Alan was a talented actor and a very funny man and he will be sorely missed.
Lambeg Players raised £1600 for MacMillan Cancer Support at their pantomime Cinderella in Lisburn in January.
Full story to come soon.
In the meantime please take a look at our charity page.
Lambeg Players has just finished a sell out run of their pantomime CINDERELLA in Lisburn’s Lagan Valley Island Theatre hall.
The show ran from January 8th to the 11th with a matinee on the Saturday.
As usual, various charities had blocks of tickets for the shows and sold these at a good profit per seat raising a further £5,000 for worthy causes.
This brought Lambeg Players’ charitable contributions to almost £100,000 to date.
This quote from local man James Currie was emailed to our website:
Dear all at Lambeg Players,
I would like to pass on my upmost appreciation to all of the Company for a fantastic performance of ‘Cinderella’ that I saw last night. During the interval we managed to work out that the first panto I was at was when I was 3, which was 21 years ago, and we always get excited to go and see it.
Somehow, every year we leave the Lambeg Players panto stating that “that was the best one yet” and this year we are again saying the same. All of the audience from the very youngest to the very oldest were in stitches on several occasions, which is always a good sign.
We were commenting in the car on the way home that the work that the Lambeg Players have done to support so many charities over the years is also absolutely fantastic.
Please pass on my upmost thanks to the Committee, Production Team, the Front of House, Sound, Lighting and Musical Teams, to those involved in costumes and props and most importantly to the the Cast Members.
Many thanks again