Tansley Players

 
Welcome to Tansley Players website...
ABOUT US
MEMBERSHIP
 
When rehearsing for a production Tansley Players normally meet each Wednesday in the Village Hall, Church Street at 7.30 pm. New members are always welcome whether as actors or to assist backstage or front-of-house. Just come along to any meeting, telephone the Secretary, Bev Oates, on  01629 582154.
The annual membership fee is currently £7.00 for adults and £1.00 for young people in full-time education. Why not give it a try?
 
CHAIRMAN:    Lynne Byrne
 
SECRETARY:    Bev Oates
 
TREASURER:    Chris Gale
 
Past Chairmen:     Dinah Gregory (see picture below),   April Saunders,   Bob Ball,  Peter Clark,   Jack Crowder 
As well as being one-time Chairman of Tansley Players, Dinah Gregory also produced and acted in plays. She is perhaps best-known and loved for her superb performances as Pantomime Dame. 
 
Memories of Tansley Players
By Dinah Gregory
 
"In the early 1970,s I was a young married mother of two small children, when I heard that Peter Clark was trying to form a drama group to put on plays, pantomimes and revues. Having always been interested in Amateur Dramatics I went to the first meeting, and for the next 30 or so years Tansley Players became an all consuming hobby for me. Several of us lent the Players £50 each so that we had a small fund to buy Back cloths, costume material, stage make up etc. This was soon paid back, for we had full audiences to all our productions,of which we staged three per year, usually one panto, one play and one revue.
 
The excitement generated amongst us from castings, rehearsals, performances and the last night party was terrific and never seemed to ebb. Rehearsals for the first few weeks were held in the top room at The Royal Oak (proving handy for refereshments) and from then on at the Parish Hall. Dramas occured both on and off the stage, but nothing stopped the show going on, and our audiences were very loyal.
 
I felt and still remember with great fondness and fun, laughter, comradeship and plesure I shared with the Players. It was a great time in my life, and I wish the Players well".