Written by Nick Darke. Directed by Mark Breach.

For their next independent production, Gweek Players will be performing The Body. Two rivals in a north Cornish parish separately discover a dead body while cockling under The Old Iron Bridge. But they’re not the only ones to claim possession: the Rector wants to bury it, the policeman wants to arrest it, and the Americans from the air base …….oh, the Americans! But what is their real interest? Written by Cornish author Nick Darke in 1983 and first staged by RSC, the play has been described as Under Milk Wood meets Dr Strangelove. Elements of both are combined by Nick Darke’s extraordinary writing skills. 

HERE’S OUR AMAZING CAST LIST!

Farmers of the parish                    Aline Turner, Ginnie Davis, Sandy Pulfrey  
Grace Gross         Vicky Ellis         
Kenneth Gross    Darren Drew   
Mrs May               Roz Trudgon 
Alice                     Tamara Stidwell 
Archie Gross       David Rowland 
Gilbert                     tbc
The Body             Paul Clark         
Rector                   Vanda Trotman
Stanly                   Bruce Austen 
Mavis Rickeard     Emma Phillips 
Walt                     Gareth Herring 
Lieutenant            Trenton Spear
Al                         Maria Tiplady 
Manny Cockle      Linda Masterson 

We are looking for our Cornish policeman to complete our parish!

Gilbert  Male  

Parish policeman. Probably overweight. Dismissive of the needs of others. Most comfortable in his uniform; it gives him authority, he thinks. Still lives at home with his mother and brother. Age 20 – 40. If you or someone you know may be interested, contact mark.breach@yahoo.co.uk
Rehearsals start in Feb 2022 and will take place at Gweek Village Hall.

MORE ABOUT US

We perform 2 to 3 plays each year between March and November.   The plays are often – but not exclusively – comedies and we work hard to find good quality scripts to use.  Novices and experienced actors  can be assured of a warm welcome and help and support whenever needed.  Both the group and our audiences like to see new faces!  If you prefer to remain in the background there are plenty of ways that you can get involved backstage.  Please contact us on 01326 251233.

For rehearsals and performance we use Gweek Village Hall with its excellent stage and dressing room facilities. 

Our USP is Theatre with Dessert – in the interval our audience enjoys a choice of scrumptious desserts.  This has proved immensely popular and has become a unique feature of our performances. (We are constantly reviewing our Covid safety practices and this may affect our usual dessert service but we will keep our audiences updated).

As a group we have a good social life. There is the annual barbecue on our ‘birthday’ in July –  or any other excuse we can find!

Obviously there are also the refreshment breaks at the rehearsal or the pub afterwards.