Newsletter – Christmas 2019

I hope you are managing to escape the winter colds and fill your dark winter evenings with some fun.
I think we certainly managed to bring some cheer with our production of Good Things. I have heard so many positives about this production and in particular how nice it was to have a different set based in a shop rather than the traditional front room set. I would like to thank our director, Debbie for her vision and energy in putting the play together. Also my thanks go to the cast who portrayed the colourful and likeable characters so well, the amazing technical support back stage and of course our front of house volunteers. Very well done to all involved with this successful production.

Our next production is Molly’s Calling by Pip Rolls. The play dates are 23rd, 24th and 25th April and auditions are in the New Year, 6th and 8th of January. Look out for audition notices on the website and please come along to the audition, all are welcome, the more the merrier.

Our 12th or technically 13th Night Celebration Meal is at The Dukes Head on Tuesday 7th January. If you would like to book a place please contact Jon Laws as soon as possible.

Quiz Night we hope to put together a team to continue our recent run of quiz success. Look out for dates in January and if you haven’t joined us before you are very welcome, we usually have a bite to eat first (about 7pm but that is optional) if you don’t want to eat the quiz starts at about 8pm at The Duke’s Head in Tadworth.   A booking notice will be set round shortly.

Could I also ask you to put Wednesday 18th March in your diary, as this is when we will have our AGM. This is a brief meeting but important and precedes our rehearsal in the Christchurch Hall.

Did you learn a poem by heart when you were at school? The committee were reminiscing many favourite poems from our childhood or celebrated poems which we haven’t heard for years.  This led us to the idea of having a Pop Up Poetry evening on the 21st of March, including supper. Perhaps you have a favourite poem you would like to read out or maybe there is a poem you could recite. If you have a few minutes to spare over the festive period look out a poetry book or google a poem you used to know but haven’t heard in ages. We will give more details of the evening venue and format in the New Year but in the meantime … do look out something you would like to share.

NewSPAL the new Surrey Performing Arts Library have started to produce their own newsletter with information and updates on this important facility. To enable a safe transition of all the books, music and resources, NewSPAL are continuing to fund raise. If you are interested in the progress so far or wish to make a donation you can find the details at
Finally I would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Anne Henderson     Chair – Gage Players

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