Bristol Playgoers Club
Bristol Playgoers Club

Previous Programmes

Season 2016/2017 Programme

(A) Indicates play with adult content and/or strong language

 

4th October, Tuesday at Newman Hall
A RESPECTABLE FUNERAL by Jimmie Chinn together with
THE BALD PRIMA DONNA by Eugene Ionesco.
Both plays directed by Janet Adams.
Nibbles provided

 

18th October, Tuesday at Newman Hall
NIGHTFALL by Joanna Murray-Smith.
Directed by Tessa Garrett
The doorbell rings. They open the door; on the porch stands a young woman. Emily and Edward have dreamt of this night for seven years, however, they have also shared the dread that their dream may turn into a nightmare!
*change from printed programme*
 

1st November, Tuesday at Newman Hall

THE DRESSER by Ronald Harwood.
Directed by Jane Meadowcroft.
“Sir”, the last of the great but dying breed of English actor managers is in a very bad way and he is struggling to play King Lear. However, thanks to a Herculean effort by his dresser Norman, he eventually makes it to the stage.
A Raffle will be held to benefit club activites.

 

15th November, Tuesday at Newman Hall
BENEFACTORS by Michael Frayn.
Directed by Roger Meadowcroft.
A beautifully crafted, economically written play!
*change from printed programme*

 

6th December, Tuesday at Newman Hall
ROLE PLAY (A) by Alan Ayckbourn.
Directed by John de Barham.
De Barham directs Ayckbourn at his most hilarious best!!
Mince pies and punch will be served and a collection taken for the club’s adopted charity POD. Please give generously!

 

10th January 2017, Tuesday at Newman Hall
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (A) by Edward Albee.
Directed by Christopher Warren.
This play is perhaps best known thanks to the stunning film version starring Burton and Taylor; this will be a Playgoers premiere.

 

24th January, Tuesday at Newman Hall
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS by Bob Larby.
Directed by Peter Garrett.
This play revolves around two residents of a rest home: one who has voluntarily left his family to avoid the indignity of depending on them and his friend; both are on the verge of some geriatric problems, but aware that life can only be endured if treated as a comedy!!

*change from printed programme*

 

7th February, Tuesday at Newman Hall
PRESENT LAUGHTER by Noël Coward.
Directed by Edwina Lloyd.
This is a comedy about the “theatricals” that the playwright knew and loved in both his public and private life and provides, in the character of Gary Essendine, a starring role for Coward himself.

 

21st February, Tuesday at Newman Hall
THE PERMANENT WAY (A) by David Hare.
Directed by David March.
If you want to try and understand why Britain isn't working, you need to see this play.
A Raffle will be held to benefit club activities.

 

7th March, Tuesday, 8:00pm at Westbury-On-Trym Methodist Church  
ANDREW STOCKER presents 'THE BRISTOL OLD VIC THEN AND NOW'
An entertaining and informative talk about the past and present history of the “Old Gaff” in King Street and the famous actors and theatre companies who have trodden the Theatre Royal's hallowed boards. Andrew is currently on the staff of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and before that worked for many years at the theatre.

** Please note the change of venue and start time for this meeting**

 

 

21st March, Tuesday at Newman Hall
AN INSPECTOR CALLS by J B Priestley.
Directed by Sally March.
This classic play concerns an entirely believable middle-class Yorkshire family called to account for its moral crimes by the enigmatic Inspector Goole.

 

4th April, Tuesday 7:00pm at Newman Hall
THE SLEEPING PRINCE by Terence Rattigan.
Directed by David March.
An occasional fairy story set in London in 1911.
The customary end-of season supper will be served during the interval. Details to follow. 

** Please note the earlier start time for this meeting**

 

 

Programme for the 2015/2016 Season
Season 2015-16.pdf
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Programme for the 2014/2015 Season
Season 2014-15.pdf
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Programme for the 2013/2014 Season
Season 2013-14.pdf
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Programme for the 2012/2013 Season
Season 2012-13.pdf
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Programme for the 2011/2012 Season
Season 2011-12.pdf
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Programme for the 2010/2011 Season
Season 2010-11.pdf
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Programme for the 2009/2010 Season
Season 2009-10.pdf
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Programme for the 2008/2009 Season
Season 2008-09.pdf
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Programme for the 2007/2008 Season
Season 2007-08.pdf
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