“Death and Waxes”
Bishopstoke Players’ production this May is something a bit different – a murder mystery evening, “Death and Waxes” by Barry Wood. Your task is to decide whodunnit! There are even prizes!
A serial killer who steals the moustaches from his victims is at large. Convinced she knows where the killer will strike next, Freya Yorke, a young criminology student, takes a job at an Edinburgh hotel that is hosting the International Moustache Championships. During the evening, Freya is proved right, and there follows a farcical murder investigation into the group of misfits who comprise the competitors and their partners.
To help you in your deliberations, a ploughman’s supper is included in the ticket price for this show (vegan and gluten-free options available).
Performances are in Durley Memorial Hall from Thurs 18th to Sat 20th May at 7.30. Tickets are £15 (£11 under-18s) and are available online only at www.bishopstokeplayers.uk/buy-tickets (no booking fee). Ticket price includes a ploughman’s supper (vegan and gluten-free options available).
Please note that this play contains adult themes and might be considered unsuitable for younger children.
As we are proud to have done every year since 1947, proceeds will be donated to the charity, Action for Children.
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!
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’.
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.
ACTION FOR CHILDREN
Our Patrons are our premier league of supporters! For an annual subscription Patrons receive a reserved seat at each of our productions.
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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