“The Railway Children” – 29th and 30th November, 1st December

Our major production of 2018,  “The Railway Children”, is getting close. Performances will be in Wedmore Village Hall. Tickets are selling fast but there are still some good seats on Thursday evening and at the Saturday matinée. Watch the trailer to get a flavour of it.

Since the hero of our show will be a gigantic steam train in an Edwardian railway station, we decided to research this ‘character’ fully before designing the production. Cast and production team piled into the Wedmore Community Bus, followed by a cavalcade of cars, and went to the East Somerset Railway at Cranmore for a morning of fun and photos. We also shot the video trailer that we will be using in all our publicity.

The volunteer staff at East Somerset Railway could not have been more helpful. They are rightly proud of their restored station, locomotives and carriages, and took obvious pleasure in showing them off to us. There’s something about steam trains that seems to bring out the best in people…

Rehearsals are going very well and, although the cast and director are working very hard, there is also the usual level of sociable enjoyment that accompanies any community creative endeavour. We have an excellent backstage team of creative and practical people, but we are still looking for imaginative and energetic members of our community to help with all the essential design functions. These include make-up, hair, costume, stage management and props, and, especially help with set construction before the production week. Everyone is welcome. If you’d like to be part of the team, even if you have absolutely no previous experience, please contact the director, Jendy Weekes, on 01278 641370 or e-mail her at jendyweekes@btinternet.com.