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Are you Woodborough’s answer to Sherlock Holmes? Or are you just looking for another cracking night out at the theatre? Woodborough Players invite you to come and test your powers of observation and deduction with our murder mystery evening! The play is set in an amateur theatre in the fictitious Finkleton Fold. Did one of the members do the deed or was it the business person with designs on the theatre building? Detective Inspector Angood will reveal all, but only after you have had your chance to upstage him!


We are looking for new members.

If you have always fancied having a go at clay pigeon shooting then this is your chance.

For £10.00 we will give you a safety briefing, initial tuition, use of a gun, 25 shots and a hot drink.

(Breakfast cobs are also available for £2.00)

Sunday 15th October 2017 at 10.00am

Shelford Shooting Club

Phone Geoff on 0115 9654551or 0770 2529504
to book in

Diary of a Show


For me, and I suspect for most actors, I don’t really “inhabit” a character until I pull on the costume, whether that be a three-piece suit or a pink string vest and a tutu (don’t ask) !!

Over the years, the Burton Joyce Players have won much praise, and several prizes for their costumes, this mainly down to a wardrobe mistress with an eye for detail as sharp as the needle on her sewing machine.

Once the director has decided upon the overall look of the play, there follows a process of consultation and collaboration with the wardrobe mistress to see what is possible. The Players have an extensive wardrobe running to many hundreds of garments, but even then there may be a need to make, alter, buy (hurrah for charity shops) or in the last resort, hire in costumes. As far as Wind in the Willows is concerned, the principles all have their costumes with Toad getting a custom made suit.

At the time of writing, rehearsals are going really well. The main actors are getting to grips with their lines and the chorus is in fine voice. As you can see, Toad’s car has been made, filming is almost complete for the projection sequences, sound effects are being sourced and work will soon begin on scenery painting. This is the last diary entry before the show and I hope you have enjoyed these little insights into our efforts.

The Wind in the Willows is on at Burton Joyce Village Hall

7.30 Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October,  

Matinee performance at 2.30 on Saturday 28th Oct.

All tickets are £8 and will be on sale from 25th September at

Delights, Main Street, Burton Joyce

The Book Case, 50 Main Street, Lowdham

And online NOW at