The Prospect Players – 40 years of Amateur Drama In Arnold, Nottingham

A little bit about the Prospect Players…

The Prospect Players is an extremely friendly amateur dramatic group based in Arnold, Nottingham. Now in our 37th year, we have staged over 100 productions. We have rehearsals twice a week, traditionally Tuesdays and Fridays, at the Pondhills Community Centre in Arnold. We consider our high standard of performance to be mainly attributed to that of teamwork and friendship. The group usually performs three shows a season, which lasts from November to May each year. All our performances are currently based at the Bonington Theatre in Arnold, Nottingham (which is part of the Arnold Leisure Centre). The shows that we perform range across a whole spectrum of genres, from farce and mystery, to musicals and period dramas.

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The plays chosen for our 2013/14 season are :
Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon

Come and join the Prospect Players on their trip to late 1960’s New York from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th November .  Performances start at 7:30 pm, Ticket price £7, concessions £6.50
What happens when you’re the only Loyalist, fish restaurateur - left in a sexual revolution? It’s the 70s, and Barney Cashman, middle-aged wannabe lothario is ready to defect.   Whisky-supping man-eaters; unstable actresses and staunchly depressed housewives all lock horns with our hero, but where will true lust lie for the beleaguered cod expert? Prepare to laugh yourself back in time and all the way into Barney’s mum’s apartment.  Classic wit from the TONY, EMMY, Golden Globe and Lifetime Achievement (American Comedy Awards) Award-winning writer of ‘Barefoot in the Park’ and ‘Sweet Charity’ – Neil Simon

The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

Performances from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th February 2014 starting at 7:30pm.  Tickets are £7, concessions £6.50.  This play contains adult themes.

This play about Ruth Ellis, notorious as the last woman to be hanged in Britain - attempts to answer some of the nagging questions behind this apparently cut-and-dried case. Why did Ellis plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why did she show no remorse? And just who was she trying to protect? The good news is that the playwright has successfully connected to the emotional answers to these questions. And her appealing way into the story is the introduction of a narrator, Detective Inspector Jack Gale, who is our guide for the evening
Neville’s Island by Tim Firth

Performances at 7:30pm from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th May 2014.  Ticket price £7, concessions £6.50
Four out-of-condition, middle-aged businessmen sent off on a team building exercise in the Lake District succeed in being the first people ever to get shipwrecked on an island on Derwentwater. Bound in fog, menaced by wildlife and cut off from the world, this perfunctory middle-class exercise turns into a carnival of recreminations, French cricket and sausages.

We still do not have a firm re-opening date for the Bonington Theatre although Gedling Borough Council are targeting September 2013  so we hope that all will be well for our first production in November and we look forward to seeing you then.
Thank you for your continued support of the Prospect Players
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Want to join us? Why don’t you come along and meet us? You don’t necessarily have to act, as we’re looking for members to help out backstage or front of house. We’d love to hear from you as we’re always looking for new members who are enthusiastic and want to enjoy themselves!

You can find directions to the theatre and the rehersal room, learn more about the history of the group and the productions we have put on and view pictures from some of our more recent productions. Also, we have added links to other sites where you can learn more about theatre and drama in Nottingham, as well as learn more about some famous playwrights…and some not so famous too!

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