Wilmslow Guild Players Past Productions

1990 - 1999

In reverse chronological order

1999

Puss In Boots
by Norman Robbins
directed by Gordon Livingston
15th - 18th December

Under The Stars
by Richard Crane
directed by Owen Le Blanc
21st - 23rd October

The Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays
19th May
  • Shalom by Liz Sharp Fortune Youth Theatre
  • Hush Little Baby by Liz Sharp Fortune Youth Theatre
  • Green Forms by Alan Bennett Frodsham Players
20th May
  • Elizabeth's Secret by Jo Wornell Hulme Hall School
  • A Cry from the Heart by Mavis Kinnersley 'Know Your Onions' Theatre Group
  • The Necessary Arrangements by Jo Wornell Hulme Hall School
21st May
  • Limbo by Jerome McDonagh PADOS Junior Theatre
  • Dead End Job by Beverley Hancock Fortune Youth Theatre
  • Last Tango in Little Grimley by David Tristram PADOS
22nd May
  • The Ragged School by Bill Owen Bollington Junior Festival Players
  • Whose Wedding is it Anyway? by Margaret Bower Wilmslow Guild Players
The Awards
  • Best Junior Production: The Ragged School
  • Best Junior Individual Performance: Lauren Knights for Ute in Shalom
  • Best Youth Production: Limbo
  • Best Youth Individual Performance: Sarah Sharp for Clare in Dead End Job
  • Best Senior Production: Last Tango in Little Grimley
  • Best Senior Individual Performance: Joan Hughes and Derinda Watson for Doreen and Doris in Green Forms
  • Adjudicator's Award: Liz Sharp of Fortune Youth Theatre for "sheer creative energy as both an author and director"
  • The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic: Lilian Johnson as Joyce in Last Tango in Little Grimley, for the arm flapping "how dare you" scene

Pack Of Lies
by Hugh Whitemore
directed by John Powell
18th - 20th March

1998

Dick Turpin
by Paul Reakes
directed by Gordon Livingston
16th - 19th December

Not Now Darling
by Ray Cooney & John Chapman
directed by John Banks
21st - 24th October

Neville's Island
by Tim Firth
directed by Garth Jones
16th - 18th July

The Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays
13th May
  • Too Long An Autumn by Jimmie Chinn Arena Theatre Company
  • Living With Lady Macbeth by Rob John Bollington Junior Festival Players
  • Parentcraft by Stephen Smith Bollington Festival Players
14th May
  • What The Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby adapted from Charles Dickens C.H.A.D.S. Theatre Company
  • Street Cleaning by Jo-Anne Wornell Hulme Hall School
15th May
  • Daniel by Liz Sharp Fortune Youth Theatre
  • As Good As New by David Perry Heald Green Theatre Company
  • Rats by Liz Sharp Fortune Youth Theatre
16th May
  • Just For Billy by Liz Sharp Fortune Youth Theatre
  • Extracts from The Hollow Crown by John Barton Wilmslow Guild Players
The Awards
  • Best Junior Production: Living With Lady Macbeth
  • Best Junior Individual Performance: Adam Johnston for Mr Squeers in What The Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby
  • Best Youth Production: Just For Billy
  • Best Youth Individual Performance: Paul Jones for Paul in Daniel
  • Best Senior Production: As Good As New
  • Best Senior Individual Performance: Heather Hall for Maisie May in Too Long An Autumn
  • Adjudicator's Award: Jo-Anne Wornell of Hulme Hall School for Street Cleaning
  • The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic: Margaret Williams of Heald Green Theatre Company for the resuscitation of the goldfish in As Good As New


The Hollow Crown
devised by John Barton
directed by Grace Reed and Janet Douglas
12th - 14th March

1997

Cinderella
by Mike Janes
directed by Alan Clements
15th - 20th December
WASP (Wilmslow Associated Societies Pantomime) collaborative production at the Evans Theatre, Wilmslow Leisure Centre.

The Cemetery Club
by Ivan Menchell
directed by Geoffrey Reed
23rd - 25th October

The Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays
14th May
  • Our Dad's Army by S. F. Horsman Poynton Junior Drama Group
  • Rattle of a Simple Man by Charles Dyer Indigo Theatre Company
  • Down the Mines by S. F. Horsman Poynton Junior Drama Group
  • Chamber Music by Arthur Kopit PADOS
15th May
  • An Extract from Whose Life Is It Anyway? by Brian Clark Hulme Hall Main School
  • Little Brother, Little Sister by David Campton Farnworth Little Theatre
  • Horror at Hellfire Hall by Paul Groves, John Griffin & Nigel Grimshaw Hulme Hall Main School
  • Alky by Jerome McDonough PADOS Youth
16th May
  • A Friend Like Artie by Wil Denson Fortune Youth Theatre
  • First Time Club by K. T. Curran Fortune Youth Theatre
  • Last Panto in Little Grimley by David Tristram Wilmslow Guild Players
17th May
  • Rabbit by David Foxton Bollington Junior Festival Players
  • An Extract from Our Day Out by Willy Russell Heald Green Theatre Company Next Generation
  • Kiss Me by Carolyn Hooper Living Room Theatre
The Awards
  • Best Junior Production:Little Brother, Little Sister
  • Best Junior Individual Performance: Liz Anthony for Cook in Little Brother, Little Sister
  • Best Senior Production:Chamber Music
  • Best Senior Individual Performance: Carolyn Hooper for Louise in Kiss Me
  • Adjudicator's Award: Awarded for Best Youth Production to First Time Club
  • The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic: Awared for the costumes in Rabbit


The Imaginary Invalid
by Molière
directed by Dilys Mason
13th - 15th March

1996

Jack and the Beanstalk
by John Morley
directed by Grace Reed
18th - 21st December

Blithe Spirit
by Noël Coward
directed by Geoffrey Reed
10th - 12th October

Festival of One Act Plays
16th May
  • In Need of Care by David Rowley Heald Green Theatre Company - Next Generation
  • The Pied Piper by Sandra Horsman Poynton Junior Drama Group
  • The Mad Hatter's Tea Party by Sandra Horsman Poynton Junior Drama Group
  • Life Before Death by Pat Penney Festival Players Bollington
17th May
  • The Passing of Clevercloggs by Maureen Nield Hulme Hall Main School
  • A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter Farnworth Little Theatre
  • The Lost Ring by Sandra Horsman Poynton Junior Drama Group
  • Trainers by Chris Jones Fortune Youth Workshop
  • Last Tango in Little Grimley by David Tristram Fortune Theatre Group
18th May
  • Dolls by Jerome McDonough Fortune Youth Workshop
  • It's Always the Butler by Jane Atherton Bollington Junior Festival Players
  • Extracts from Educating Rita by Willy Russell Wilmslow Guild Players
The Awards
  • Best Junior Production:Trainers and It's Always the Butler (joint)
  • Best Junior Individual Performance: Martin Roberts for Mike in The Passing of Clevercloggs
  • Best Senior Production:A Kind of Alaska and Dolls (joint)
  • Best Senior Individual Performance: Kath Booth for Deborah in A Kind of Alaska
  • Adjudicator's Award: Francis Barden for Joyce in Last Tango in Little Grimley
  • The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic: Colin McCarthy, director of Last Tango in Little Grimley


Billy Liar
by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
directed by Jean Drinkwater
21st - 23rd March
(Poster)

1995

Babes in the Wood
by Syd Mence
directed by Syd Mence
13th - 16th December
(Poster)

Educating Rita
by Willy Russell
directed by Owen Le Blanc
12th - 14th October

Round and Round the Garden
by Alan Ayckbourn
directed by Syd Mence
13th - 15th July
(Poster)

One Act Play Festival
19th May
  • Love on the Dole Poynton Junior Drama Group
  • Two Trees Poynton Junior Drama Group
20th May


The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
directed by Grace Reed
23rd - 25th March
(Poster)

1994

The Adventures of Sinbad
by Syd Mence
directed by Syd Mence
14th - 17th December
(Poster)

Natural Causes
by Eric Chappell
directed by Jean Drinkwater
13th - 15th October
(Poster)

One Act Play Festival
21st May
  • Rats by Alan Gardner Bollington Junior Festival Players
  • Two Excerpts from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Hulme Hall School
  • The Cinderella Story by Kenneth Lillington Heald Green Theatre Club
  • The Saxon Wives of Ellandune by L. Du Garde Peach Hulme Hall School
  • Between Mouthfuls by Alan Ayckbourn Uppermill Stage Society
  • Henry Hereafter by Hal D. Stewart Bollington Festival Players
  • Letter from America by Philip Stagg Arena Theatre Company
  • The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang Macclesfield Amateur Dramatic Society
  • Lucy by John Banks Wilmslow Guild Players


Oh What a Lovely War!
by the Theatre Workshop London
directed by Moyra Hampson
10th - 12th March

1993

Sleeping Beauty
by Syd Mence
directed by Syd Mence
15th - 18th December
(Poster)

Murder in Company
by Philip King & John Boland
directed by John Banks
14th - 16th October
(Poster)

One Act Play Festival
22nd May
  • Stately Home by Liz Bratt Bollington Junior Festival Players
  • Living with Lady Macbeth by Rob John Bollington Junior Festival Players
  • The Oldest Profession by Geoff Newson Wilmslow Green Room
  • Trumper of the Yard by Philip Stagg Arena Theatre Company
  • The Big Cats by Alec Baron Wilmslow Guild Players
  • The Waiting Room by John Bowers Uppermill Stage Society
  • Easy Stages by N. J. Warburton Wilmslow Guild Players


She Stoops to Conquer
by Oliver Goldsmith
directed by Derek Slater
18th - 20th March

1992

The Wizard of Oz: The Pantomime
by Syd Mence
directed by Syd Mence
16th - 19th December

How the Other Half Loves
by Alan Ayckbourn
October

Chester Mystery Plays
30th June - 16th July

One Act Play Festival
16th May


Ring Round the Moon
by Jean Anouilh
adapted by Christopher Fry
March

1991

Aladdin
by John Morley
directed by Grace Reed
12th - 14th December

Lettice and Lovage
by Peter Shaffer
October

One Act Festival
18th May
  • School Ties by George Brockhill Wilmslow Guild Players
  • The Form by N. F. Simpson Bollington Festival Players
  • A Talk in the Park (from "Confusions") by Alan Ayckbourn Harlequin Players, Northwich
  • An excerpt from "Ball Boys" by David Edgar Macclesfield Amateur Dramatic Society
  • Don't Blame It On The Boots by N. J. Warburton Wilmslow Guild Players


Outside Edge
by Richard Harris
March

1990

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
by John Morley
13th - 15th December

The Anniversary
by Bill MacIlwraith
directed by Grace Reed
18th - 20th October

One Act Play Festival
May
  • A Respectable Funeral by Jimmie Chinn Wilmslow Guild Players
  • Our Man Wilmslow Guild Players


The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of `Macbeth'
by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr
directed by Moyra Hampson
15th - 17th February