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Shawbury Village Players are a member of NODA, who provide professional support for amateur theater.
Who We are
The Shawbury Village Players are an amateur drama theatre group formed in 1979. Their membership then mainly consisted of serving members of the RAF Shawbury and their families and civilians living in the immediate area. Of which it still retains strong links with RAF Shawbury to this day.
We have no theater of our own and so rely on the hiring of village halls, schools, etc for the rehearsals and performances. Originally we did not even have access to a theatre stage and had our own transportable stage and a versatile scenery and lighting crew!
As a drama group we are well known in the Shropshire area both for our professionalism and originality and have built up a regular following. We have provided a varied programme over the years which has been extensive and gone from strength to strength, after our first meeting of interested parties at a local hostelry. Our projects have included one, two and tree act plays, musical hall revues, children’s plays, pantomimes, murder mysteries, writing our own festival entries and most ambitious of all, outdoor productions. These started as a ‘one off’ event for a special ‘arts’ week in the village of Shawbury, but proved to be so popular and enjoyable they became a regular event.
- 2013 Nomination – Best Drama Award – NODA District 2 – ‘The Secret Garden’
- 2012 Nomination – Best Drama Award – NODA District 2 – ‘Black Coffee’
- 2011 Nomination – Best Production Award – Drama in NODA District 2 – ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
- 2008- ‘Look at Me’
- 1994 Festival Youth Entry – Adjudicator’s Choice – ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’
- 1991 Festival entry -/runners up & Best Female Performance – ‘A Matter of Voices’
- 1989 – Festival Entry, Wem – ‘Noises off’
- 1989 – Festival Entry – There’s a Joke in my Soup
- 1987 Winner – Best Production – RAF support Commands Drama Competition – ‘How the other half lives’
- 1987 Winner – Best Actor – RAF support Commands Drama Competition -Tony MacGregor & Des Forshaw ‘How the other half lives’
- 1987 – Festival entry Belfry Wellington – Adjudicator’s Choice – ‘A Tomb with a view’
- 1985 Festival Entry Donnington – ‘Hector to the rescue’
- 1982 – Winner – Festival entry Donnington – Won Edgerton Hine Cup – ‘Dark of the Moon’