Following our highly successful pantomime at The Waterman’s last year (Dick Whittington), St Faith’s Players are returning with our magical production of Aladdin. Join us for a fun-filled adventure as our hero bids to save the beautiful Princess Jasmine from the clutches of the wicked Abanazar. Expect all the traditional panto ingredients – toe tapping tunes, a laundry-full of laughs, loads of audience participation – and a very, very badly behaved panda. A great show for all ages.

Performance dates: 29th Nov – 1st December evenings @ 7.30pm. Saturday matinee at 2.30pm on 1st December.

Get your tickets here: watermans.org.uk/events/aladdin/

Tickets £15/ £12 concessions

Groups of 6 people or more £10 each!

 `The Ghost Train’ by Arnold Ridley

7.30pm on 7th – 9th June at The Watermans Art Centre, Brentford

Doors open at 7.10pm

Duration:  2 ¼ hours including one interval

Ticket prices – full price – £15.00

Book your tickets before 15th May to get the early bird discount – £12.00

Book 6 or more tickets and your ticket will be free of charge.

Book your tickets here

The play is not suitable for under 11s

‘The Ghost Train’ was written by Arnold Ridley who is probably better known nowadays as Private Godfrey in the long running, often repeated TV series, `Dad’s Army’, than as a playwright.    The play was first produced in November 1925 and had a very successful long run in the West End and in 1926 it was transferred to Broadway.  It is the most well known of the thirty or so plays he wrote through his long career.

This will be St Faith’s Players second production to be staged at the Watermans Art Centre, `Dick Whittington’ was presented in the theatre and proved very popular with everyone involved, including the audiences, so the group will be back there at the end of November with another traditional family Pantomime.  ‘The Ghost Train’ requires a smaller, more intimate space so Studio 1 is ideal.

The action takes place in November 1925 in the small General Waiting-room at Fal Vale, a wayside station on the South Cornwall Joint Railway, during one evening.  The story of the ghost train is well known to the local villagers who avoid the station on dark wintry nights……

Welcome to 2018

  Panto, Christmas and New Year celebrations are now done and dusted.
Below is a short message from our brilliant director and a message to the group via Andrea.  It seemed everyone loved the Panto, many saying it was the best we’ve ever performed.  More pictures can be found on the gallery page (or click on Dick below)

Dear St Faiths Players member
I am writing to congratulate each and everyone of you for your contribution in making the production of Dick Whittington such a success.
St Faiths Players all work together as a happy family team. So thank you to all the departments backstage, lights and sound  music costumes,front of house ,publicity. Chaperones and of course the fine group of performers.
It was a real team effort to celebrate the 40th anniversary.
I enjoyed working with you all. I hope you agree the hard work produced a great result
Best wishes
Keep smiling
Alan

 


Hi everyone I had a lovely day at work on Monday. So many children from St Paul’s went to the panto and all loved it. The assembly must have done a good job !!! I even got a bouquet of flowers from a staff member who went and said we gave her one of the best nights of her life. I had a blast thanks everyone.

Andrea xx

Watermans, Here We Come

 

This time next week (Sunday 26th) we will begin setting up the stage ready for the first performance of Dick Whittington, on Friday 1st December. Keep checking the countdown on the right.

The set is painted and ready ­- well almost.  There are always some last minute items to make and paint, this year will be no different. It’s been a challenge in the limited space of our new workshop.

Lines are learnt and the cast are well rehearsed and raring to go.

The costumes are stitched, pressed  and looking great, the complexities of not having the full wardrobe to hand when rehearsals are taking place has been overcome.

Props are made or sourced, from elaborate hats to pirate swords.

Music, sound and lighting is planned and ready to take its place in theatre.

It will be fantastic when all the elements finally come together in one space for the first time

It’s not too late to book tickets at the Watermans Box Office.

This time next week (Sunday 26th) we will begin setting up the stage ready for the first performance of Dick Whittington, on Friday 1st December.

The set is painted and ready ­- well almost.  There are always some last minute items to make and paint, this year will be no different. It’s been a challenge in the limited space of our new workshop.

Lines are learnt and the cast are well rehearsed and raring to go.

The costumes are stitched, pressed  and looking great, the complexities of not having the full wardrobe to hand when rehearsals are taking place has been overcome.

Props are made or sourced, from elaborate hats to pirate swords.

Music, sound and lighting is planned and ready to take its place in theatre.

It will be fantastic when all the elements finally come together in one space for the first time.

Brentford Market Thanks

A huge thank-you to everyone who came to Brentford Market on Sunday to sing on top of the bus, to promote this years panto. Dick Whittington.  Tickets are on sale via The Waterman’s box office

The bus was kindly loaned by Adam Shailes, Adam is President of the Brentford Chamber of Commerce and MD of redroutemaster buses. Thanks to his team for organising and  to Julia Quilliam for the market space.

Dick Whittington – Casting Now

Casting is already underway, but it’s not too late to take part.  Come along to our next rehearsal on Sunday 10th September, 2.15pm – 4.45pm. At the Mission Hall Community Centre, Mission Square, TW8 0SD

We are extremely pleased to announce that we will have a new Director for this very special year – Alan Ward – he’s a `Brentford Boy’ who studied dance, drama and film and went on to a professional career in education.  He was the Director of the Celebration Theatre Company at St Paul’s and specialises in Musical Theatre.  At the Beck Theatre he directed the Heston & Isleworth Gang Shows with over 150 children and adults so he’s used to crowds!

There is something for everyone, from chaperoning the younger cast members, set painting and ticket sales to costumes and security, choreography and props, dramatic acting to slapstick comedy!  So please come along, we are anticipating an outstanding, exciting, colourful and professional production with opportunities for everyone to take part.

The performances will be at the Watermans Art Centre on
Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd  December (matinée and evening)

Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday 29th November.

Rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings

Sundays -2:15pm – Mission Hall Community Centre, Mission Square, TW8 0SD
Wednesdays* – 7.30pm – Clifden Road Methodist Church, Clifden Road, TW8 0PB

*Evening rehearsals are generally for the senior cast members