DIRECTED BY ALINE TURNER

Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th November at 7.30 pm

&

Saturday 17th November at 2.30 pm

Pirates of Trebah

Pirates of Trebah
written and directed by David Ivall
Performed at Trebah Amphitheatre
Gweek Players are proud to be the first local amateur theatre company invited to perform at Trebah Amphitheatre. We then invited our talented member, actor and playwright David Ivall to write a play that would suit the location and for a ‘family’ audience. The play was a perfect marrying of adventure and fun about two children who become entangled with a group of pirates who’ve lost their ship on the Helford.
The play was tremendous fun to perform and saw the joining of our three youngest members who we hope to work with again soon in the not too distant future. The play also demanded lots of period costumes and some of our more intricate set features and props but the whole team pulled together to make this on location play a great success under David’s direction.

 

The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson

Directed by Angela Wetherill

14–17 March at Gweek Village Hall

It’s curious how three sisters who grew up under the same roof could hold such varied memories of their own childhoods. This is a poignant yet very funny play about sibling rivalry and relationships as three self-estranged sisters reunite on the eve of their mother’s funeral. Stories clash and secrets are revealed. How could they have grown so far apart? Their mother would wonder where it all went wrong?

“Wild humour and bruising emotion” – Daily Telegraph

Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy


Hay Fever by Noël Coward

Hay Fever is one of Noël Coward’s most popular comedies. It is a play about an outrageously impossible family (father an author, mother a fading actress, and their son and daughter) who each, independently and without telling the others, invites a guest of the opposite sex for the weekend. The resulting bad feelings, tears, rapprochements and general mayhem become a delight for the audience, but definitely not for the four guests.

Performance Dates 15th – 18th November, 2017.

Directed by Sandy Tyndale-Biscoe


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

Harvey!
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 Memory of Water

 

The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson

Directed by Angela Wetherill

14–17 March at Gweek Village Hall

It’s curious how three sisters who grew up under the same roof could hold such varied memories of their own childhoods. This is a poignant yet very funny play about sibling rivalry and relationships as three self-estranged sisters reunite on the eve of their mother’s funeral. Stories clash and secrets are revealed. How could they have grown so far apart? Their mother would wonder where it all went wrong?

“Wild humour and bruising emotion” – Daily Telegraph

Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy