The Stockton Foresters Drama Group
Incredibly, the Stockton Foresters first began over seventy five years ago, and we still meet every Tuesday in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. We produce a show - usually, but not always, a play - twice a year, in late May and late November. Our repertoire has included classics, such as Hobson's Choice, Blythe Spirit and When We are Married and we've also tackled plays by Terry Pratchet, Ray Cooney and local playwrights. We occasionally put on a musical or a musical play or a review. Whatever we choose, it's usually a sell-out and hugely enjoyed as much by us as by the viewing public.
We welcome new members, whether or not they wish to tread the boards. Indeed, the backstage and behind the scene workers are indispensable and highly valued. Set builders, wardrobe organisers, props providers, electricians, media manipulators.....all would find a welcome. Delightfully, we now have a younger membership, injecting new blood into the group, but we would love to attract more participants of either sex - though preferably not as superannuated as I am - the enthusiasm in the group is catching and we do lead a lively and active social life as well as a make-believe one. The pub calls every Tuesday at 10 o'clock and we have at least two parties a year besides the after-show knees-ups and occasional group visits to other shows.
Although the coming play has been cast, new members would be most welcome to join us - we can use as many hands as possible back stage - there promises to be as much frantic activity off-stage as on - and we always need a good team front of house. The feeling of camaraderie is great fun. Come for a taster - you won't regret it.
Either call Pat Jennings on (York 400327) or use the Contact Us to the right.
WHEN WE MEET
We're always looking for new members, onstage, backstage, front of house.
We rehearse on a Tuesday evening 7:30 until 10pm or thereabouts then off to the pub for a well earned drink.
Just one of our sets before being unleashed on the public!