SVP End-of-the-Month Quiz Goes Live Online

The Shawbury Village Players End-of-the-Month Quiz which is normally held in the Village Hall will now be online in a live session, using Skype, on next Friday 29th May.

Just click on the link here anytime after 7pm on the 29th to start a video connection with the host Chris Page. You can use a smartphone or your home computer. Don’t worry if your computer doesn’t have Skype as you can connect using Microsoft’s Edge browser or Google’s Chrome browser. 

The quiz will commence at 7:30pm with the usual rounds. Unfortunately, no prizes but it will be one way to do something different during the current lockdown.

Finally, this is something new and untried before. Hopefully it’ll proceed smoothly and also we will have to limit the number of connections to 50.

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.