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Saturday 17th March 2018

Matt takes a topical look at Flare Path rehearsals

Flare Path: all systems go!

In the autumn of 1941 at the Falcon Hotel, beneath
wartime skies, a group of RAF airmen snatch a rare
weekend with their wives. Until they are called out
on a mission...

In May 2018 Meopham Players will be presenting Flare Path by Terence Rattigan

Beautifully constructed and profoundly moving, Flare Path is a classic of 20th Century British Theatre, with truly wonderful acting opportunities for all.

We are very fortunate to have the services of Paul Doust as Director. Paul trained as an actor at the Guildhall School, London and then took to play and TV scriptwriting for BBC's Eastenders and Holby City. He now runs theatre workshops all over Kent.

Rehearsals for Flare Path are now underway and will continue every week until 24th May.

We are delighted to include five actors new to Meopham Players in our cast:

Countess SkriczevinskySteph Anderson
Peter KylePatrick Carty
Mrs OakesBrenda Ogden
Sergeant MillerSimon Kerkham
PercyRichard Rowe
Count SkriczevinskyS Sanga
Flight-Lieutenant GrahamSimon Webb
Patricia GrahamNatalie Davies
Mrs MillerEmily Stickels
Squadron-Leader SwansonJohn Winson
Corporal JonesDavid Alexander

A full character list is available here

Performances of Flare Path at the Village Hall will be on 24th, 25th and 26th May. We also plan to present an extract at The Duncan Rand One Act Play Festival at Medway Little Theatre in Rochester week beginning 16th July 2018.

Morris dancers at our February monthly meeting

Bishop Gundulf's Morris Side danced Northwest clog and Longsword for an appreciative audience on 7th February. We welcomed a party from our guests back to the Village Hall on Saturday 24th February for the Jungle Book matinee.

Henry Roberts - Meopham Players President

Our longest-serving and well-loved member, Henry, has recently suffered a broken hip and had to undergo an operation on 10th February. He is now recovering at home.

From Times Past...

Miranda - 1954
Pygmalion - 1950
Quiet Weekend - 1953
Pink String and Sealing Wax - 1953

Autumn 2018 Production

The Committee plans to decide on our autumn 2018 production at its next meeting in April.