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The Biograph Girl


A Musical performed by Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company

This amateur production of “The Biograph Girl” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd


Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th May 2017 @ 7.30pm


Venue: Backwell Playhouse

Tickets: £11 (£8 members)

Box Office: Alan/Ruth 01275 462621 & John 0117 963 3586

Online: www.BackwellPlayhouse.co.uk

Non-Members Tickets only, subject to booking fee.



A wonderful British musical saluting Hollywood’s glorious era of silent pictures!

The Biograph Girl takes a refreshing look at the birth of the ‘flickers’ and that memorable age of stardust and stars of tinsel, glamour and scandals.  It is a nostalgic reminiscence of the silent movies seen through the eyes of four famous figures: the great silent movie stars, Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish; David Wark Griffiths, the most famous of all the American silent directors; and Adolph Zukor, one of the studio bosses who laid the foundations of the movie industry we know today.



1 – 3 JUNE - Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas Directed by Christopher Scott

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS)

10 JUNE - Ukulele Funhouse Orchestra Grandad's army needs you!

24 -25 JUNE – Out of this World by Kane & Kane – AliCaT Children and Theatre Juniors

15 – 16 JULY – Crystal Girls by Cassie Brooks & AliCaT Children and Theatre - Seniors



The Argyle Players

An Evening with Noel Coward featuring three one act plays –

Hands Across The Sea, Red Peppers and Ways and Means

Venue – The Tovey Hall, Central United Reformed Church, Grove Street, Bath BA2 6PJ

Dates – Wednesday, 3rd May to Saturday, 6th May 2017   Doors open 7.00 pm   Curtain up 7.30 pm

Tickets - £10 from Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath  T (01225) 463362

               E: boxoffice@bathfestivals.org.uk  W: www.bathboxoffice.org.uk

General Enquiries (01225) 423866

Facebook: argyleplayersbath  Twitter: @argyleplayers

W: www.argyleplayersbath.yoursps.com



Following last year’s success when they went to the British Final, The Bristol Festival was won by St Alban’s Players ( who also won Best Director, Best Actor, Best Decor and Best Youth Performance) and go forward to the Wessex Division Quarter Final at Burnham-on-Sea.

Portishead Young Players were the winning youth team with ‘Happily Ever After ...?’ and go forward to the Five Counties Youth Drama Festival at The Olympus Theatre on 29th April.

Full Results

1st Place Trophy -  St Alban’s Players
2nd Place Trophy – Oldland Players
3rd Place Trophy – Sodbury Players
Chris Jaeger Award for Best Director – Wendy Withers (St Alban’s Players)
Best Actor – David Evans (St Alban’s Players)
Best Actress – Lisa Stapleton (Oldland Players)
Best Supporting Actor – Paul MacLeod (UWE Drama Society)
KP Badges & Trophies Best Moment of Theatre award – Portishead Young Players
Les Solomon Décor Award – St Alban’s Players
Jim English Costume Award – Oldland Players
Caroline Phillips Award (Winning Youth Group) – Portishead Young Players
Dawn Barrah Award (Most Promising Youth Performance) – Siena Jackson-Wolfe (St Alban’s Players)
Joan Pickthall Award (Best Original Play) – ‘36’ by Rite Jenkins (UWE Drama Society)
Charles Cash Award Trophy (Adjudicator’s Choice) – Josh Moore (Your Call Theatre Group)

St Alban’s Players

Website: www.stalbansplayers.co.uk

St Alban’s Players present “Ladies’ Day” by Amanda Whittington

Thursday 18th May 2017


Meet the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda whose fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York.

A fun comedy from the award winning Players!


At St Alban’s Church Hall, Bayswater Avenue, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7NU.

7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)  Price £9 adult or £6 Friend/Student    


Book online: stalbansplayers.co.uk/boxoffice  or telephone: 0117 924 7266   




Kingswood Players

Next production will be a time for you to test your skills of deduction as we present:


Directed by Thomas Winchester

Five suspects are arrested after back-stage stabbing!

The investigations will be carried out by several of the cleverest sleuths we know, but you have to decide

who committed the crime …! Watch & listen carefully, will you solve the Murder?

Performances on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May 2017 at Kingswood Community Centre

Sat Matinee 2.30 & Evenings 7.30

Box Office Tel: 0777 205 6562

Adults £8 ~ Concessions £7 Seating is unreserved, around tables, cabaret style    

Ticket price includes: Ploughman’s (evenings) & Afternoon Tea (matinee) ~ Licensed Bar evenings only.

Available from:

Box Office on-line:  www.kingswoodplayers.org

By post: send cheque & SAE to: The Kingswood Players Box Office. 24 Embassy Walk, Whitehall, Bristol. BS5 7EA

By e-mail:  boxoffice@kingswoodplayers.org

By telephone: 0777 205 6562

We hope you will be able to join us for this production?



Backwell Playhouse

Backwell Playhouse is a charming, intimate theatre in the south of Bristol. It boasts a strong and talented in house theatre company and a thriving film club as well as a stream of visiting companies and classes, all nestled within the heart of Backwell.

The Playhouse is a unique space, with 99 seats raking to an open and flexible performance area. The space has been used for plays, dance recitals, music performances, films and presentations. It's even hosted productions in the round! With full technical facilities, backstage amenities and bar & foyer area, Backwell Playhouse truly is an amazing theatre.

If you are interested in hiring the Playhouse for your event please contact our

Bookings Manager, Alan Johnson (01275 462621).


The Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company produce at least three productions each year, all of which are challenging to both cast and audience and are always of the highest quality and entertainment. The Playhouse Theatre Company is always looking for keen and enthusiastic people to join the group. Whether you would like to help backstage, front of house or perform on stage, anyone is welcome; no experience required. If you would like to join or find out more please contact our Artistic Director, Terry Milton (0117 964 1723 or termol.home@virgin.net)


An entirely voluntary enterprise, the Playhouse is a charity that aims to advance the education of the public in the Arts, in particular the Arts of Drama and Literature. We are only successful in this venture by the hard work and dedication of those involved at the theatre. To become more involved with the Playhouse, please become a member. As a thank you for your membership, you are entitled to a discount on the in house productions.