Ladies’ Day by Amanda Whittington

Ladies’ Day is a poignant comedy by Amanda Whittington and Directed by Michelle Dickson.

Four fish factory workers escape their predictable. daily and humdrum lives for a day of sophistication at the races. As the champagne flows unexpected secrets are revealed. ‘Exuberantly up-to-the-minute comedy’ – Guardian ‘With its Yorkshire heart and soul it has all the warmth of a Calendar Girls or a Full Monty’ – Yorkshire Post

This production welcomed sell out audiences and excellent feedback seeing us nominated for Best Comedy Production by NODA Southwest. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, 4th March 2017.

Harvey! by Mary Chase

by Mary Chase

A laugh-out-loud comedy about Elwood P. Dowd, America’s most affable gentleman, and his best friend (that only he can see) a 6’1.5″ white rabbit, Harvey. Set in 1940s America, this is a glamorous stage show about friendship, acceptance and eccentricity and has been loved across the globe since its Broadway Premiere over seventy years ago.
This Gweek Player Production was Directed by Guy Watson, who also starred as Elwood and the production was performed ‘in the round’, a first for the Players and the hall. The production was a fantastic success and the story has really touched the hearts of all of those who took part. Due to the increasing popularity of Gweek Players shows, Harvey! included a Saturday evening performance!

Harvey! was performed at The Gweek Village Hall

19-22 April, 2017
Wed-Fri 7.30
Sat 2.30 & 7.30

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

13th – 16th April, 2016

A trivial comedy for serious people directed by Vanda Trotman

The importance of being Earnest was first performed on 14th February 1895 at the St James Theatre in London. It’s a farcical comedy in which the protagonists invent fictitious friends or relations in order to escape burdensome social obligations.

The 39 Steps

by Patrick Barlow

Total Sell out and huge success!

Gweek Players performed the West End comedy hit The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow Nov 18 – 21

Or in fact 17 to 21 as due to demand we had to add another date!

This was fantastic for us – new projector, screen, lightest etc – and we have had terrific feedback from our audiences.  My grateful thanks to all involved especially the backstage on this unbelievably complicated techie show – Aline Turner, Director

The Cemetery Club

a comedy by Ivan Menchell

All over and done with – even the props have gone back to their right homes!

Here is what some people said about The Cemetery Club

We all really enjoyed the play last night . Last nights production was really funny but very poignant .  Enjoy the rest of the production, have a piece of Apricot Tart, always a treat !

Well you’ve smashed acting and now directing Lynn, what’s next!?! Well done for creating a pacey, moving and brilliantly funny interpretation of The Cemetery Club. And well done to… the cast for a great performance. Another Gweek success to add to the long list

Just to say how much we enjoyed last night’s performance.  It was a roller coaster ride of emotions, one moment laughter, the next close to tears. The sets were amazing as usual, should the stage movers have taken a bow as well?  It was a very professional and polished performance and the front of house members were great. The chocolate mousse and lemon cheesecake, delicious.  We look forward to November.

I always stand by the door to say goodnight and thank our Patrons for coming, I can honestly say that not one pair of people left without saying :

  • Just back from tonights performance, absolutely fabulous, well done.
  • Well done to all for a wonderful performance, greatly enjoyed by all.
  • Excellent evening’s entertainment in Gweek, ladies, hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Congratulations to all concerned, including the creator of the Apricot Tart – delicious!
  • As first timers to your productions can I say how much we enjoyed our evening yesterday.  It was great having a table and we thought the play was excellent.  The pud was good too!  We will be coming again.
  • Think you all did very well – great play (and the legs weren’t bad either!).
  •  I just wanted to say how much ….. (we) …enjoyed The Cemetery Club – for me, even better on 2nd watching! It was superbly acted by all of you and in the end a very moving experience.  Thank you, and well done!

The Cemetery Club is a funny and heart-warming play. Three New York widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet-tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is the life and soul of the party, but Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher appears on the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille scheme to squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida but are guilt-ridden when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart.