Article by Bill Beton of Wilmslow Guild Players
To kick off their new season, Wilmslow Guild Players is holding a social evening aimed at new members on Friday 13th September.
Wilmslow Guild Players was formed in 1926 as an amateur theatre group based at Wilmslow Guild, the adult education centre on Bourne Street.
The players produce two full length plays and a pantomime each season and also run a very popular competitive One Act Play Festival in June.
The social evening will provide an opportunity to meet existing members and find out how you could get involved.
Wilmslow Guild is an educational establishment, so the emphasis is on learning in an informal environment.
New members are always welcome irrespective of previous experience and interests.
Wilmslow Guild Players offers opportunities to the experienced who wish to get involved straight away and to newcomers who often like to build up their confidence and experience through gradual involvement in a friendly informal environment.
Publicity officer Bill Beton said: “We pride ourselves on the warmth of our welcome, the social activities and the opportunities and help we offer to acquire and apply skills in acting and stagecraft.
“So, whatever your tastes, be they acting, directing, lighting, sound, wardrobe, set design and construction, front of house, stage management, play selection and casting, or publicity, there is a place for you with the Guild Players.”
The second half of the evening will be a reading and auditions for the Christmas pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, and prospective new members are very welcome to stay for that too.
The social evening will start at 7.30pm at the Wilmslow Guild on Friday 13th September.
Photo: The Guild Players’ Christmas pantomime Dick Whittington last year