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Cinderella Awards 2017

A merry band of Wayfarers travelled to the Somerset Federation of Drama’s Cinderella Awards Evening at the Haynes Motor Museum. 29 Societies across Somerset were to be considered for a raft of awards, with each greeted by loud cheering and shouting from the 220+ gathered together for the evening. While we did not achieve the success we had last year, we did have one win: Best Theatre Stage Management: Garry Stacey & Martin Lock RETAINED the award they won last…

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ALADDIN Auditions Announced

In keeping with previous years there will several workshops prior to the Auditions. All cast are required to dance and sing as part of their audition and the workshops allow you to learn the specific dance routine and song that will be used during the actual Audition. It is therefore important that potential cast members attend as many of the workshops as possible to get an idea of what is expected of them on the day. Workshop dates are: Thursday 20th…

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Wayfarers Success at Cinderella Awards

It was a fantastic night for the Wayfarers at the Somerset Fellowship of Drama “Cinderella Awards” Evening. The evening celebrates amateur Pantomime throughout Somerset and recognises the efforts of 27 different Societies. The 2016 Awards took place at the Haynes Motor Museum where 260 representatives from 24 of the Societies, both large and small, came together. There are 47 awards presented throughout the evening, rewarding not just those on stage, but everyone throughout the whole back stage crew and production…

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Huge Success for Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates

Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates was seen by over 2800 people over 10 shows this year. The high paced choreography of Sheila Driver was matched perfectly by the music of Matt Holmes. The comedy was delivered effortlessly, almost flawlessly, and with the usual style of panto laughs. The Wayfarers would like to thank all those people who came and supported the show, making it one of the best for the audience and cast alike.

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Radio Advert Goes Live on Tone FM

Following on from the success of last year’s radio advert on Tone FM, here we are again with our offering for Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates. Thanks to MAGNUS STEWART for his magnificent performance. Click below to hear the advert or tune in to Tone FM on 107.8FM in Taunton and you will hear it from time to time during the day.

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It’s not all song and dance for Wayfarers

The bucket collection after each of the Beauty and the Beast shows was shared between two charities and we are delighted that we have been able to present both charities with £751. The Compass Team at Musgrove Park Hospital, who support children with serious illness and their families. Our picture shows Chairman, Martin Howe, and Treasurer, Keith Smith, along with members of the Compass Team: (from left to right) Sally Day, Healthcare Assistant, Dr Linda Deeley, Service Lead and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Jennie…

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TWYGs at Tacchi Morris Open Day

The TWYGs performed a series of numbers at the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre Open Day on 19th Sept 2015. Here are some photos showing them warming up and during their performances. Well done to all those who took part. Thanks to Group Leader, Sarah Whittaker, and Choreographer, Sheila Driver, for getting them so well prepared. Oh, and not forgetting Sheila’s able assistant Sarah Lock. And thanks to Emma Jones for her interview with Tone FM:  

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The Cast for Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates

The Auditions are over. Thank you to all those who auditioned and took part in the workshops. There were so many talented people that making the decisions for some of the parts was really quite hard. However, the decisions have been made and our cast is as follows: ROBINSON CRUSOE CAST LIST Chorus Alec Whyborn Matt Batterbsy Tom Kelvey Charlotte Whittaker Cassie Sutton Dancers Eve Whyborn Gabriella-Rose Gonta Kizzy Preece Lara Adkins Helen Coombes Emma Knight Feature Dancers Emma Jones…

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Congratulations Emma & Rosie!

Congratulations to Emma Jones and Rosie Taylor who won “Comedy Duo of the Year” at this year’s Cinderella Awards for their roles in Beauty and the Beast as Belle’s sisters, Ermengarde and Esmeralda. Nominations were also received for: Choreographer of the Year – Sheila Driver Best Chorus Best Special Effects (Roses in the Opening UV) Best Theatre Stage Management – Garry Stacey Best Theatre Design – Garry Stacey Principal of the Year – Kim Barnard Beauty and the Beast came…

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