Lark Hill Players Could Go On Tour

16th January, 2012

The drama group at Lark Hill Village in Clifton, Nottingham, has been so successful that it is planning to offer its presentations at other ExtraCare schemes and villages.

The Lark Hill Players strike a pose.

The Lark Hill Players had full houses for a recent double bill at the Village and the Players are now considering taking their plays on tour.

According to resident Margaret McCarthy (76), who organises the group, the Players performed two plays on consecutive days so that all the retirement village residents and friends could see them. Margaret directed one and resident Pauleen Davies actually wrote the other.

Margaret, who has lived at the Village for two years, says: "We are now starting rehearsals and our next production is likely to consist of a one-act comedy play following a series of sketches and songs."

Margaret reports that she has been interested in acting since her schooldays and is a member of Nottingham Art Theatre and Rolls Royce Musical Company, which performs musicals.

The group is made up of 15 members including the Village Gym Instructor Chris Kemsley.

Lark Hill's Manager, Ian Finnie, says the cast and its crew, including stage director, prompter, sound, lighting, music and make-up team all worked so hard and should be proud of what they achieved. "I'm sure residents in some of the other 28 ExtraCare villages and schemes would appreciate a visit," he adds.

Picture: Eileen Burn, Flo Tunley, Margaret McCarthy & John Radford.

For more information on the Lark Hill Players, please contact Margaret on 0115 969 5161.