Welcome to The Over Players, an amateur dramatics group based
in the village of Over in Cambridgeshire - United Kingdom.
Coming soon . . .
Panto 2016: Dick Whittington
Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th December 2016 at Over Community Centre
A traditional pantomime by the award-winning professional writer Peter Denyer and directed by Alex Turpin. The show is a traditional family friendly pantomime which follows the story of Dick Whittington. With barrels of laughs, slapstick, great musical numbers and audience participation there is something for everyone to enjoy.
If you would like to participate in this year's production then you are welcome to attend the read through at St. Mary's Church Hall, Over, starting at 7:45 on the 7th September. Auditions wil be held on 14th September, with rehearsals being held every Wednesday and most Sundays.
For further information, or if you would like help off-stage, please contact Alex.
Just Finished . . .
Murder Mystery: Who Killed the Director?
Friday 9th September 2016 at 7.30pm at Over Community Centre
'Who Killed the Director' is a comedy mystery play set in the quiet village of Finkleton Fold featuring the fictional 'Powder Keg Players', with the murder investigation being carried out by Detective Inspector Angood.
Thank you to all who attended and those who helped us to put on this sell-out event. Apologies to those who had to wait while we found extra tables, but in the end a good time was had by all and there was plenty of food to go round!
Recent Productions . . .
Twelfth Night (June 2016)
We were hoping for good weather, and it was not to be, but that didn't stop the audience turning out in the pouring rain and it didn't stop the cast turning in a brilliant performance every night!
Luckily the rain did stop after about half an hour each evening, so we didn't get completely drenched!
Well done to all involved and to Charlotte for an excellent first production for The Over Players!
Jack and the Beanstalk (December 2015)
Congratulations to Alex for a very successful first production, to all involved for their hard work and commitment, and of course to our audience for supporting us!
A good time was had by all!
Murder at Hangman Hall,
Thank you to all who attended our fundraising event held in September 2015.
The play, written and directed by Sean Baker, provided an engaging and amusing evening of entertainment, which was accompanied by light refreshments organised by Olive Swain.
Well done to Sean, the cast and everyone else involved in the production.
Fiddler on the Roof
Our 2015 Spring Show, Directed and Produced by Christine Turner and Olive Swain, was staged from Tue 26th to Sat 30th May 2015 at Over Community Centre.
Well done to Christine, Olive and all involved for putting on another successful and enjoyable show!
For further information see our Fiddler on the Roof page.
Very Sad News . . .
It is with great sadness that The Over Players had to announce in January 2015 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 other recent Productions . . .
(click here for a complete list)
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 2014. 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 2014 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 2014, 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.
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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