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The Freddie Rowe Award
Jennie Wilton
Players' Mailing List
Flats Loft Clearout
"Extras" wanted
New Directors

    The Players only knew Jennie really well after she moved to St. Austell, but her talents and commitment to local theatre were well known in many parts of Cornwall. We saw how well she spanned nearly every aspect of theatre: on stage, as an award-winning actor, as the calm and serene assistant director who somehow always brought tranquillity back-stage, and as Front-of-house for Players’ Arts Theatre productions as well as at the Hall for Cornwall.
    Jennie’s graceful presence will be greatly missed.

Jennie Wilton

 Jennie Wilton
1950 - 2019

The Freddie Rowe Trophy
 The Freddie Rowe Trophy

  Photos: Jenny Trennelly

    To mark Freddie's retirement from an active role in the Players after almost seventy years, a trophy was commissioned to be awarded in Freddie's name to the member who had made the most outstanding contribution to the Players in the previous year. Lovingly and skillfully carved by Michael Carpenter, otherwise known as our guest set designer and maker, the trophy was awarded for the first time at the AGM on April 26th. In recognition of her dedicated and outstanding work on costumes over this last season, Kelly Harrison received the award from Freddie.

Freddie presents his award to Kelly
  Kelly receives the award
from Freddie

    After several decades of accumulating old props, bits of scenery, timber and sheeting off-cuts and general detritus, the flats loft has at last been largely cleared. The usual agonizing decisions of a clear up applied, of course: "Will that be useful again, or is the space it takes up more valuable?" The original workbench eventually became accessible again and, with the addition of some extra lighting, props and the smaller sections of scenery can again be built in the loft.

    Many thanks to those who helped and made the several trips to the Recycling Centre, aka 'the dump'.

Loft Clear Out  The second load for recycling

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     The Players' Committee is keen to hear from anyone who would like to direct his or her own production. If you are interested and have experience of directing, we would be delighted to hear from you. If you have thought about directing but have no experience, perhaps you might prefer to to try it out at first by directing a one-act play. It could be a play of your own choosing or we could suggest some to you.
      If you might like to direct or to help in any other way, please contact the Chairman, Tony Pickup, on 01726 813690 or email him.

     This site occasionally receives requests for ''extras'' to play in films or TV programmes being made locally. If you are interested and available for ''extra'' work in this area and would like to email your contact details to this site (click here), we can keep them on file. Then, as and when such opportunities occur, we can put you in touch with the casting companies. Just be aware that these opportunities tend to occur sporadically and even then are often for individuals with specific characteristics: certain height, hair colour, age, and so on. Such details will be between you and the casting company; we will simply forward all "extra" requests to you.