Welcome to The Over Players, an amateur dramatics group based in the village of Over in Cambridgeshire - United Kingdom.
Coming in Spring 2015 . . .
Fiddler on the Roof - Produced by Christine Turner and Olive Swain
Tuesday 26th May to Saturday 30th May 2015 at Over Community Centre.
Fiddler on the Roof is one of the most popular and beloved of all stage musicals. Its record-breaking Broadway premiere firmly established it as a favourite with lovers of musical theatre where it remains to this day.
With auditions and casting now complete, rehearsals have now begun in earnest.
For further information see our Forthcoming Productions page
Very Sad News . . .
It is with great sadness that The Over Players have to announce the loss of their Chairman and biggest ever contributor to the group, John Lamoon.
John was always the backbone of The Over Players, appearing in 60+ productions, and he will be missed tremendously by everyone who knew him.
Click here to read more about John and his involvement with The Over Players.
Some of our Recent Productions . . .
Our Christmas pantomime, written and directed by Phil Norton, was staged from Tue 9th to Sat 13th December 2014 at Over Community Centre.
Well done to Phil and to everyone involved for another great production!
Music Hall at Over Community Centre
Following the success of our Music Hall at Great Stukeley, we staged a follow-up performance at Over Community Centre on 17th October. Thanks go to all, not least the audience, for making it another great success. Watch this space to find out how much we raised.
Music Hall at Great Stukeley Village Hall
Our Music Hall performance at Great Stukeley Village Hall on 20th September was a great success, combining a wide selection of material with an enthusiastic cast and an enthusiastic audience, with the result that a good time was had by all! Thanks go to Stuart Bell for producing and directing the show and to the Stukeley Hall Committee for making us very welcome and providing some excellent food.
30th Anniversary Celebrations
We had a very enjoyable 30th Anniversary meal at the Meridian Golf Club on 9th March, so thanks go to Olive for organising that, Steve for hosting it and John and Alex for spending many happy hours creating various video compilations of previous shows for us to watch.
Those who attended will have seen the booklets that Olive produced for the occasion, and downloadable versions of these are now available - please refer to Olive's email for details.
Ebenezer - The Panto
This show, staged in December 2013, was a resounding success and achieved record audience figures!
Well done to all those involved, and particularly to Phil Norton, who not only wrote the script, but also produced and directed it (. . . oh yes he did!).
This was Phil's first major production and he should be very proud of his achievement - as we all are!
Very Sad News
The Over Players were sad to announce in 2013 the passing of Graham Ramsden, a loyal member of the group who was our resident lighting expert and also the original creator of this website. For more information about Graham and his many contributions to the group please click here.
The Over Players won an award from NODA for their 2012 pantomime, Cinderella. There are 14 districts covering the whole of East Anglia, and the Players received the best panto of 2012 award for their area, East District 4S. Well done all those involved.
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