Musical mayhem with Orchard Players

THE Orchard Players’ all singing, all dancing show Musical Mayhem is still on at Capel St Mary Village Hall.

Featuring songs from shows such as Cats, Wicked, Dirty Dancing, High School Musical 2, Never Forget and Thriller, it’s performed by a cast of 50 - including 30 youngsters - who have been rehearsing since March.

It was put together by director Cheryll Burton.

The show comes after the Players won the National Operatic & Dramatic Association award for best pantomime (district 11, East Anglia) for their production of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Rob Maplestone.

“This is a first for the group and we were very proud when we found out. We would like to thank everyone who supported us during this production, on stage, back stage, with costumes and the wonderful audiences. Without you we wouldn’t have won,” said company chairman Lucy Maplestone.


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Musical Mayhem runs until July 3, starting at 7.45pm. Tickets are �8 for adults and �6 concessions and �5 for children. Tickets should be available on the door.

We won the NODA (National Operatic & Dramatic Association) Award for Best Pantomime 2009 (in District 11, East Anglia) for our production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. It was directed by my brother (Rob Maplestone) and I and we once again had a large vibrant cast who put on a fantastic performance.

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On July 22, the Players will be holding auditions for their Christmas production - Puss in Boots - from 7.30pm onwards at St Mary Village Hall. Anyone interested in joining the group are welcome. The show will be at the hall from January 13-15 of next year.

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