Summer Production Update

It is with great regret that we are cancelling our summer production of the Merry Wives of Windsor which was due to take place in June 2020.

Although many of the cast were happy to continue rehearsals, we realised that we should practice social distancing from each other and that exposing members of the public to a confined environment in the current pandemic situation was not advisable.

We hope to put the play on at a later date, possible in the summer 2021.

Please come back to our website to see when we hope to bring you more drama productions, which will be when it is deemed once more to be safe to everyone.

Quiz Nights Cancelled

With apologies to all our regular quizzers but in view of the rapidly changing situation with Covid19 we have taken the decision to cancel all our end-of-the-month quiz nights with immediate effect. 

We hope to resume our quiz nights once the pandemic is over.  Until then we hope you all understand. 

As a little compensation, we have created our March 2020 quiz as an online version. Try it here.

The Merry Wives of Windsor – Audition

From Richard Bray

Many of you will be aware that the S.V.P. Committee has agreed that in the summer of 2020 we will perform The Merry Wives of Windsor at Acton Reynald Hall. I am hoping that you will consider attending for the reading/auditions which are to be held in Shawbury Village Hall on Sunday 19th January at 2.30 p.m. and Wednesday 22nd at 7.30 p.m. The play will be performed during the week 21st to 28th June 2020 and rehearsals will commence on the 8th March and be held on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

The play, one of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies, should be a pleasure to rehearse and perform. There are lots of parts for both men and women and of course there is a need for backstage crew and front of house team members. I plan to bring the play out of its Elizabethan setting into more recent times and I hope all the characters will come to life and entertain our audiences.

If you are interested but cannot make the readings please let me know – tel 01939 250612 or 07966633116 or email at

I look forward to taking part with you in Shawbury Village Players 40th year and the production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Happy New Year to Everyone – Panto Time is Here

A Happy New Year to all our readers. Our members have been busy putting the finishing touches to our pantomime Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

If you only make one New Year’s resolution then please come along and see your local theatre club put on a superb, fun panto that has plenty of laughs, music and more.

There are still tickets available for our Thursday 2nd January performance and both afternoon and evening performances on Saturday 4th January.

More information on our pantomime can be found here.