“Not Very Flash, Gordon” by Charles Philip

Planet Earth is under attack from evil overlord, Emperor Ping! Determined to hold our planet’s citizens to ransom by controlling all of Earth’s electricity, it seems as if nothing can save us, not even money-saving-expert Martin Lewis.

Step forward bumbling electrician Gordon ‘Flash’ Bennett, his monosyllabic girlfriend, his man-mad mother and a German Professor!

Our intrepid quartet boldly travel to Planet Pongo in (what else?) a converted Austin Mini van to save the day and keep Earth safe from Ping’s crazy demands.

Along the way they meet a cast of characters including a dodgy pirate, a cat with a habit of telling dreadful jokes, Elvis Presley and many, many more.

Join us for a family-friendly pantomime that is truly out of this world!

Performances are in Durley Memorial Hall from 26th to 28th January 2023 at 7.30 each evening, with a matinee at 2.30 on the Saturday.  Tickets are £10 (under-18s £8) and are available here (no booking fee), or email boxoffice@bishopstokeplayers.uk, or phone 07871 006551.

As we are proud to have done every year since 1947, proceeds will be donated to the charity, Action for Children.

DRAMA FESTIVALS

We regularly take part in one-act drama festivals around the region.  Here we see proud prize-winners and the trophies they won from our recent entries ‘You Tell Me’ and ‘Out of the Flying Pan’.

AN APPEAL

We’re collecting copies of all our old programmes since we were founded in 1947.  We’re almost there but are missing programmes from six plays.  We’d love to complete the set so if you know of any of these old programmes from Bishopstoke YLU Players or Bishopstoke Young Leaguers Union (our old names) – maybe found lurking during a house clearance? – please do get in touch as we’d love to make a copy:

  • 1948 ‘Lights Out at Eleven’
  • 1953 ‘Family Drama’
  • 1955 ‘Happy Days’
  • 1957 ‘Half Holiday’
  • 1962 ‘A Basinful of the Briny’
  • 1964 ‘Home for Christmas’

All the programmes we do have, along with a myriad of photos, posters and more, can be found in our Past Productions gallery.  Please do have a browse!

ABOUT US

Bishopstoke Players is an amateur drama group based near Eastleigh, Hampshire. We present three full-length plays each year, generally in January, May and September, and perform in one-act drama festivals throughout the south.

We were founded in 1947 to raise money for Action for Children and since then have presented over 200 dramas, comedies and pantomimes, raising thousands of pounds for charity.

FIND US

Following the closure of Bishopstoke Memorial Hall, pending demolition and replacement with a new community facility, we will be performing in a variety of venues until hopefully we can return to Bishopstoke.

Click on the map above for more details.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN

Bishopstoke Players are proud to have donated the proceeds from our plays annually to the charity Action for Children (formerly known as the National Children’s Home) since we were founded in 1947. Why not take a look at their work and maybe see if you can support them as well?

PATRONS

Our Patrons are our premier league of supporters! For an annual subscription Patrons receive a reserved seat at each of our productions.

If you would like to become a Patron, please contact us.

JOIN US

Are you just itching to get up on our stage to show us what you can do? Or would you prefer to take a backstage role? Or maybe you simply want to be part of a show but don’t know exactly what?  Just pop along and meet us to find out more.

HAMPSHIRE LOCAL THEATRE GUIDE

For information about the best shows in amateur theatre in our local area check out the Hampshire Local Theatre Guide

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